Hurricane Irma. Lee County Announces Mandatory Friday Morning Evacuation of Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Hurricane Charley, Blind Pass Bridge, National Guard, Checkpoint, August 19, 2004.
Hurricane Irma. Lee County Announces Mandatory Friday Morning Evacuation of Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Hurricane Charley, Blind Pass Bridge, National Guard, Checkpoint, August 19, 2004.

Hurricane Charley 10 Year Anniversary: Checkpoint Charley @ Blind Pass

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When we reentered Captiva Islandfor the first time on Thursday, August 19, 2004, there was a big National Guard presence.

The National Guard established a “Checkpoint Charley,” at the Blind Pass Bridge, where you had to identify yourself as a home or business owner to get on to Captiva Island.


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