‘It’s not the stuff:’ Couple lost Florida home, but says they’re grateful to be alive

GROVE CITY, Fla. — A couple who found their Florida home destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Ian says this is a time of gratefulness for them.

Steve and Sue Lesky say their roof was blown off and the walls of their home in Grove City, Florida were blown out when Hurricane Ian barreled through last week.

Despite that, the Lesky’s told Channel 2′s Bryan Mims, they are just glad to be alive.

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“It’s not the stuff. We’re healthy. We’re alive. It’s the memories we make here,” Sue Lesky said tearfully.

The couple has spent the last two years riding out the Michigan winters in their Florida home.

“We just got done remodeling the whole thing. We love Florida just as much as the native Floridians,” Sue Lesky said.


After Ian moved through, the couple began driving down to check on the home and found it ripped apart.

It is unclear if they Lesky’s will be able to rebuild, but they are trying to salvage as much as they can and hang onto the memories that go with them.

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