Hurricane Ian Response | Herb Strong

October 14, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all those who have been affected by the devastating effects of Hurricane Ian. HazTek Client Services Manager Herb Strong lives in the Ft. Myers area of Florida and says that he has never seen or experienced storm damage like he’s witnessed from Ian.

While we’re happy to share that Herb and his wife, Cathy, are okay, we know that many others were not so lucky. Herb has friends and neighbors whose homes have been badly damaged or destroyed and many have lost their cars due to the storm surge. Herb has been volunteering with Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization that has been providing food and drink to communities that were impacted by the hurricane.

Herb says that a team from Convoy of Hope was already on the road, heading toward Florida, before Hurricane Ian had even made landfall. Convoy of Hope has set up a distribution center in Ft. Myers, in the parking lot of the church that Herb attends. Herb also shared that, at one point, there were about 600 volunteers working with the organization at the distribution center, helping those in need.

Herb shared a few photos, below, including the first photo of Herb, on right, with Senator Rick Scott who had stopped by the Convoy of Hope staging area. Herb also shared a few photos of the volunteer effort, as well as a photo showing the devastating storm damage to one of his friends’ homes.

Thank you to all of the first-response teams, and the many volunteers, including Herb, who have helped so many people in the communities affected by Hurricane Ian.