Aftermath

Hurricane Ian: 12 aerial views of Florida show the extent of the storm's damage

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.

Now, officials are cleaning up after one of Florida’s deadliest storms on record.

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.

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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10. A house on Sanibel Island caught fire on September 29 after Ian battered the area.

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9. The Sanibel Lighthouse stood tall after the storm on September 29, but local reports say it took some damage.

8. Some buildings in Fort Meyers Beach were stripped to their foundations, while others were covered with debris, as seen in this shot from September 29.

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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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5. The U.S. Coast Guard surveyed the damage in Naples via helicopter on September 29.

4. Ian ripped apart homes in the community of Matlacha, as seen on September 30.

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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.

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1. On October 2, storm damage along Florida’s Gulf Coast shoreline could still be seen from the sky.