Horrifying Videos Show Houses Being Swept Away In Hurricane Ian, Massive Boats Floating In Neighborhoods
Sail boats anchored in Roberts Bay are blown around by 50 mph winds in Venice, Florida, as Hurricane Ian, a possible Category 5 Hurricane, approaches the West Coast of Florida, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.
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Horrifying images and videos surfaced Wednesday afternoon showing the catastrophic damage that Hurricane Ian is inflicting on the state of Florida.

Hurricane Ian slammed into southwest Florida as a powerful Category 4 hurricane Wednesday afternoon after more than two million Floridians were given evacuation orders. With 150 mph winds, Hurricane Ian is tied for the 4th strongest hurricane to ever hit the state.

Approximately one million Floridians have lost power so far as the hurricane makes landfall with the majority of the outages occurring in Lee, Collier, and Sarasota counties.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) warned that residents in those counties, if they chose to ignore evacuation orders, could no longer safely evacuate and they needed to prepare themselves for a bumpy ride.

Videos from the impacted areas showed severe flooding caused by the storm surge, which the National Hurricane Center warned could swell nearly 20 feet above ground level.

One video showed large boats floating through a housing community as a group of people looked onward in shock.


Other videos that were posted on Twitter showed homes being swept away by the massive storm surge.

Other videos showed the scary nature of the storm surge from ground level and showed what the area normally looks like without water.

A local reporter shared a video showing a fire station being severely flooded as first responders prepared to deal with emergency calls.

A local news station shared a video showing how the powerful force of the winds generated by the hurricane, which reached upwards of 155 mph, knocked over power lines and sparked fires.

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