The hurricane was one of Florida’s deadliest on record.
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On September 28, Hurricane Ian barreled into Florida’s Gulf Coast and left a trail of destruction as it traversed the state.
Official counts reveal that the Category 4 hurricane claimed over 100 lives, with rescue crews still trying to locate missing individuals.
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The total extent of the damage is still being assessed.
Shocking aerial images from the Sunshine State give a glimpse of the destruction left in Ian’s wake.
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Here are 12 views of the damage in Florida after Ian:
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12. The Sanibel Causeway, which connects Sanibel Island to mainland Florida, collapsed during the storm.
11. Here’s another angle of the crumbling causeway on September 29.
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9. The Sanibel Lighthouse stood tall after the storm on September 29, but local reports say it took some damage.
7. Tossed like toys by Ian’s fierce winds, these boats piled up in Fort Meyers, Florida on September 29.
6. Vehicles navigate a flooded street in Fort Meyers on September 29.
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3. Drivers navigate a partially flooded highway in New Smyrna Beach on September 30.
2. Orlando residents wade through floodwaters on October 1.
1. On October 2, storm damage along Florida’s Gulf Coast shoreline could still be seen from the sky.