The facilities staff at Lee Health in southwest Florida spent days bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Ian. The National Hurricane Center was predicting Ian would cause catastrophic storm surge and high winds as it made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane in Florida.
When it came ashore west of Fort Myers in Cayo Costa, Fla., on Sept. 28, 2022, with wind speeds of over 150 mph — skirting just below Category 5 wind speeds — Ian became among the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the state.
Lee Health was prepared. Like many institutions across Florida, the health system had made significant strides in strengthening its resiliency. In fact, the 25 generators supporting the five Lee Health hospitals across the hurricane’s cone would operate without a hitch for more than 80 hours as Ian moved inland.
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