Hurricane fraud wave expected in Southwest Florida as insurance, assistance starts to arrive

Kathryn Schweitzer worked recently in the yard in front of her small, yellow house in a North Port neighborhood where midewing furniture, drywall a...

November 7, 2022
4:50 PM

Kathryn Schweitzer worked recently in the yard in front of her small, yellow house in a North Port neighborhood where midewing furniture, drywall and other personal belongings line the streets, the remains of destruction left behind by Hurricane Ian. Schweitzer tries to shrug off the $8,000 she's paid so far "just to get the walls back" in her flood-damaged home, because "if you can't cry, you get to laugh." She had been putting repair costs on credit cards, but said she's been approved for $20,000 in federal relief money.

Derek Gilliam