Alma Sanchez, left, a housekeeper at the Inn on Fifth, and Walter Hurtado, right, who works in maintenance at the hotel, unload clean laundry and folds them after shuttling the linens from the hotel to owner, Phil McCabe's house on Gulf Shore Boulevard on Nov. 12, 2010. The hotel had to scramble to figure out ways to continue service for their guests after a natural gas shutdown occurred all over Southwest Florida on Thursday. Greg Kahn/Staff
When the natural gas pumped into thousands of businesses and residents ran dry, Inn on 5th owner Phil McCabe stepped in and offered the use of his house. Patrons took hot showers in his house and hotel employees used his laundry dryers to keep fresh linens flowing.
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