Hurricane Ian aftermath in Fort Myers, Florida

Giorgio Viera, AFP

Posted at Sep 30 2022 09:43 AM

Hurricane Ian leaves severe damages in Florida

Residents inspect damage to a marina as boats are partially submerged in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Florida, on Thursday. Hurricane Ian, which made landfall just after 3:00 pm (1900 GMT) on the barrier island of Cayo Costa, left much of coastal southwest Florida in darkness early on Thursday, bringing "catastrophic" flooding that left officials readying a huge emergency response to a storm of rare intensity.