Apocalyptic images in Fort Myers, Florida: Hurricane Fiona sweeps and sinks structures

Apocalyptic images in Fort Myers, Florida: Hurricane Fiona sweeps and sinks structures

 

Images captured in Fort Myers show an apocalyptic panorama in that area as a result of the high winds and rains from Hurricane Ian.

The video that transcended publicly on Wednesday shows the fury of the system on the area.

Floating shattered infrastructure and structures covered by water stand out in the recording reviewed by Storyful.

Another time-lapse video shows storm surge overflowing through the city streets, considered the gateway to Southwest Florida.

The hurricane made landfall at about 3 pm yesterday 50 km (30 miles) northeast of Punta Gorda and 150 km (95 miles) south of Orlando, with winds of 125 miles per hour.

Search and rescue teams mobilize this Thursday to respond to emergency calls, some of residents trapped in their homes.

Ian was downgraded to a tropical storm this morning with 65 mph winds.and the center of the storm was 40 miles southeast of Orlando at 5 a.m. ET, according to the report from the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Authorities in Fort Myers imposed a curfew last night at 6 pm that will extend for 48 hours.

Fort Myers in central Lee County has about 83,000 residents.

 

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