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Hurricane Ian Hit Florida at Key Time for Vegetable, Fruit Planting

  • Fall vegetables, livestock, dairy farms were destroyed by Ian
  • Honey bee colonies that were submerged are now in distress
A flooded house following Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Florida.

A flooded house following Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Florida.

Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg
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Dan Richey stood outside of Riverfront Packing Co.’s 4,000-acre grove in Vero Beach, Florida, surrounded by fruit that had fallen from trees, destroyed by Hurricane Ian. 

“This storm kicked us in the teeth,” said Richey, 65.