Hurricane Ian strikes the Florida coast Photos

  • Orlando, Florida

    Orlando, Florida

    Cars sit in floodwater near downtown after Hurricane Ian brought high winds, storm surge and rain to the area causing severe damage in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 29, 2022.

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  • San Carlos Island, Florida

    San Carlos Island, Florida

    Residents survey damage left behind by Hurricane Ian on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Sept. 29, 2022. The extent of Hurricane Ian’s destruction became clearer on Thursday as people across southwestern Florida, left without electricity, drinking water or inhabitable homes, began to assess the damage and gird for what Gov. Ron DeSantis said would be a yearslong recovery.

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  • San Carlos Island, Florida

    San Carlos Island, Florida

    Boats sit grounded in a woodland area and along the side of the road after being displaced by rising water from Hurricane Ian near Fort Myers Beach on Sept. 29, 2022 in San Carlos Island, Fla.

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  • Fort Myers, Florida

    Fort Myers, Florida

    Damaged homes and debris are shown in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla.

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  • Lee County, Florida

    Lee County, Florida

    Stan Pentz walks out of a Iona neighborhood in Lee County, Florida, after Hurricane Ian came ashore, Sept. 29, 2022.

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  • Fort Myers, Florida

    Fort Myers, Florida

    A flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla., on Sept. 29, 2022.

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  • Fort Myers, Florida

    Fort Myers, Florida

    Damaged boats are seen amid a downtown condominium after Hurricane Ian caused widespread destruction, in Fort Myers, Florida, Sept. 29, 2022.

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  • Orlando, Florida

    Orlando, Florida

    Residents exit a military vehicle after being rescued from their flooded homes by members of the Florida National Guard in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 29, 2022.

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  • Fort Myers Beach, Florida

    Fort Myers Beach, Florida

    Destroyed buildings are left behind from the effects of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

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  • A first responder with Orange County Fire Rescue makes her way through floodwaters looking for residents of a neighborhood needing help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 29, 2022.

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  • Sanibel Island, Florida

    Sanibel Island, Florida

    A home burns in the wake of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, on Sanibel Island, Fla.

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  • Orlando, Florida

    Orlando, Florida

    Workers repair broken traffic light wires after Hurricane Ian caused widespread damage and flooding, Sept. 29, 2022, in Orlando, Fla.

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  • Punta Gorda, Florida

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    A boat lays sideways in a canal in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, in Punta Gorda, Fla.

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  • Orlando, Florida

    Orlando, Florida

    People paddle a canoe next to a submerged Chevy Corvette in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, in Orlando, Fla.

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  • Fort Myers, Florida

    Fort Myers, Florida

    Sean Hunt sits on the trunk of his damaged car in front of his camper in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla.

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  • Fort Meyers, Florida

    Fort Meyers, Florida

    Stedi Scuderi looks over her apartment after floodwater from Hurricane Ian receded, Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla.

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  • Fort Myers, Florida

    Fort Myers, Florida

    Neighborhoods stand flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in the area around Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 29, 2022.

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  • Port Charlotte, Florida

    Port Charlotte, Florida

    Residents line up for free food being distributed from a taco truck at a gas station damaged by Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, in Port Charlotte, Fla.

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  • Fort Meyers, Florida

    Fort Meyers, Florida

    A section of the Sanibel Causeway that was washed away by Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Meyers, Fla.

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  • Orlando, Florida

    Orlando, Florida

    Residents are rescued from floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, in Orlando, Fla.

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  • Bonita Springs, Florida

    Bonita Springs, Florida

    People walk past beachfront property damaged by Hurricane Ian on Sept. 29, 2022, in Bonita Springs, Fla.

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  • Sanibel Island, Florida

    Sanibel Island, Florida

    A damaged causeway to Sanibel Island is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, near Sanibel Island, Fla.

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  • Fort Myers Beach, Florida

    Fort Myers Beach, Florida

    Area where homes once stood is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

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  • Fort Myers, Florida

    Fort Myers, Florida

    Damaged boats and debris rest against the shore in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla.

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  • Fort Myers, Florida

    Fort Myers, Florida

    Damaged homes and debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla.

    Wilfredo Lee/AP

  • Fort Myers, Florida

    Fort Myers, Florida

    Flooded streets are seen after Hurricane Ian caused widespread destruction in Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 29, 2022.

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  • Fort Myers, Florida

    Fort Myers, Florida

    Brenda Brennan sits next to a boat that pushed against her apartment when Hurricane Ian passed through the area on Sept. 29, 2022 in Fort Myers, Fla.

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  • Punta Gorda, Floria

    Punta Gorda, Floria

    A man begins cleaning up after Hurricane Ian moved through the Gulf Coast of Florida on Sept. 29, 2022 in Punta Gorda, Fla.

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  • Punta Gorda, Florida

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    Damaged homes are seen after Hurricane Ian moved through the Gulf Coast of Florida, Sept. 29, 2022, in Punta Gorda, Fla.

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  • Fort Myers, Florida

    Fort Myers, Florida

    Damaged boats are seen downtown after Hurricane Ian caused widespread destruction in Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 29, 2022.

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  • Orlando, Florida

    Orlando, Florida

    Authorities transport a person out of the Avante nursing home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, in Orlando, Fla.

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  • Orange County, Florida

    Orange County, Florida

    Orange County firefighters help people stranded by Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022 in Orange County, Fla.

    Orange County Fire Rescue’s Public Information Office via AP

  • Naples, Florida

    Naples, Florida

    The storm surge from Hurricane Ian sends water through the streets of Naples, Fla., Sept. 28, 2022.

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  • Fort Myers, Florida

    Fort Myers, Florida

    Vehicles make their way through a flooded area after Hurricane Ian passed through the area on Sept. 29, 2022 in Fort Myers, Fla.

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  • Sarasota, Florida

    Sarasota, Florida

    Motorists travel across the John Ringling Causeway as Hurricane Ian churns to the south in Sarasota, Fla., Sept. 28, 2022.

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  • Havana, Cuba

    Havana, Cuba

    Waves hit the Malecon in Havana, Sept. 28, 2022, after the passage of hurricane Ian.

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  • Havana, Cuba

    Havana, Cuba

    An old American car passes through a flooded street in Havana, Sept. 28, 2022, after the passage of hurricane Ian.

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  • Fort Myers, Florida

    Fort Myers, Florida

    A man walks away from the beach ahead of Hurricane Ian, in Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 28, 2022.

    Marco Bello/Reuters

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