Mark H. Bickel
The USA TODAY Network visuals journalist Ricardo Rolon piloted a drone recently, guiding it above Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
Fort Myers Beach, along with Sanibel Island and Pine Island, was ground zero when Hurricane Ian hit on Sept. 28. It was catostrophic with more than $113 billion in damages and more than 160 deaths.
Rolon identified the most powerful photos he was able to take using the drone. The photos show how a even half a year after Ian slammed the region, there still a long road to recovery.