Sep 29, 2022 - Energy & Environment

In photos: Florida devastated by Hurricane Ian

damaged homes after hurricane

Damaged homes and debris are shown in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla. on Sept. 29. Photo: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

As the re-intensifying Tropical Storm Ian heads over to the Carolinas on Thursday, Florida is dealing with severe damage in the hurricane's aftermath.

The big picture: Parts of the Florida mainland experienced widespread power outages and flash flooding as Ian crossed through the state Wednesday after making landfall in the Fort Myers area as a Category 4 hurricane.

  • Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Sanibel Island, Naples and Cape Coral saw damage from flooding on Wednesday.
  • Homes in Fort Myers Beach were damaged or destroyed by the record-high surge, Axios' Jacob Knutson reports.
In photos: Fort Myers
homes damaged by hurricane in Florida
An area where homes once stood is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Sept. 29 in Fort Myers Beach. Photo: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
man biking through a flooded street in Florida
A man rides a bike in a flooded street in Fort Myers on Sept. 29. Photo: Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
people sit in a truck in a flooded Florida street
People are seen carrying their belongings at the rear of a truck making its way through a flooded street in Fort Myers on Sept. 29. Photo: Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
people clean hurricane debris found around their mobile home
Residents of mobile homes clean up debris in Fort Myers on Sept. 29. Photo: Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images)
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An aerial view of a flooded neighborhood in Fort Myers on Sept. 29. Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty Images
boats piled up on each other
Piled-up boats are seen in Fort Myers on Sept. 29. Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty Images
In photos: Punta Gorda
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An aerial view of damaged homes is seen in Punta Gorda on Sept. 29. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
car flooded in the street
A vehicle is seen stuck on a submerged road in downtown Punta Gorda on Sept. 29. Photo: Ben Hendren/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
palm trees fallen in the street
Trees fell on the road in downtown Punta Gorda on Sept. 29 due to winds from Hurricane Ian. Photo: Ben Hendren/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
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A man walks through debris on a street in Punta Gorda on Sept. 29. Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty Images
man cleans up debris after a hurricane next to an American flag
Tom Park begins cleaning up in Punta Gorda on Sept. 29. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
In photos: Bonita Springs
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People return to a sand-covered street in Bonita Springs on Sept. 29. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images
people standing around hurricane debris and a damaged car
People embrace as they survey property damage in Bonita Springs on Sept 29. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images
beach full of debris from hurricane
Debris is seen across a beach in Bonita Springs on Sept. 29. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

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