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I am attempting to determine if the city of Naples Florida will be back to normal for thanksgiving this year.

I have tried multiple google attempts, but have had not luck finding a resource that measures how impacted, or how far recovered a city is after a hurricane.

Does anyone know of a decent resource for this information? Anyone on the site actually live in the area and can say? Basically I want to know that most things are operational and that most of the beaches and such are clear. I know it way to early for all of it to be open, but what % of the damage has been fixed?

Is Fort Meyers less damaged?

Things we are interested in

  1. Thanksgiving dinner ( Kroger or publix open )
  2. Local entertainment \ night life
  3. Restaurants
  4. Beach
  5. Some tourist stuff for the kids ( youngest is 10 )
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    Welcome to TSE. The question as framed is very difficult to answer; what do you consider "normal"? Depending on what restaurants and other businesses and attractions you patronize, it might be "normal" already, or it might be "try again in a year." – choster Oct 31 '17 at 19:01
  • @choster help me out here, as a travel newbie. Basically I want to know that most things are operational and that most of the beaches and such are clear. I know it way to early for all of it to be open, but what % of the damage has been fixed? Does that help? – Mister Positive Oct 31 '17 at 19:03
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    If you edit the post to indicate a few of the things you intend to do in Naples over Thanksgiving, we could better answer. The local paper has a hurricane updates page which notes as of Oct. 12 that While debris can still be seen throughout the island a majority of the buildings, businesses, and homes remain structurally sound as tourists continue to flock to the area. – choster Oct 31 '17 at 19:41
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    @choster Question updated – Mister Positive Oct 31 '17 at 19:44
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Yes. The area is near fully operational. I was there last week.

You will see random damage here and there and people are still piling debris but none of that should affect you. Unless a business was substantially damaged, it is open. All of the waterfront restaurants in Ft. Myers were open.

I recall only one gas station still closed because their canopy blew over.

You'll have to check the website of any attraction specifically. Note, the outer half of the Pier is still closed and will be for quite some time.

Southwest Florida is not a wasteland. If you didn't know a Hurricane had passed, you probably couldn't tell a Hurricane had passed.

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