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Hurricane Wilma: One year later: Some of those affected by storm tell their stories

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Berneda Snader didn’t know what would happen in her future after Hurricane Wilma caused serious damage to her home in Citrus Park. The damage was severe enough that FEMA said her home couldn’t be fixed. Snader spent the next six months putting her home and life back together, something she hopes she never will have to go through again.

Photo by MICHEL FORTIER, Daily News

Berneda Snader didn’t know what would happen in her future after Hurricane Wilma caused serious damage to her home in Citrus Park. The damage was severe enough that FEMA said her home couldn’t be fixed. Snader spent the next six months putting her home and life back together, something she hopes she never will have to go through again.

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  • Berneda Snader didn’t know what would happen in her future after Hurricane Wilma caused serious damage to her home in Citrus Park. The damage was severe enough that FEMA said her home couldn’t be fixed. Snader spent the next six months putting her home and life back together, something she hopes she never will have to go through again.
  • Avery Sumner, owner of JT’s Island Grill & Gallery, sits on the restaurant’s patio next to a papaya tree, from which she picks fruit for the eatery. After Category 3 storm Wilma, business has dropped 20 percent.
  • Mary Ladd Tait, owner of Back of the Bay Boutique at 555 Fifth Ave. S., stands in a hallway in back of her former Naples store. The walls now are covered with black mold and Tait isn’t sure if it will be repaired or rebuilt. She has opened a shop in Park Shore.

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