Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm on Florida’s southwest coast on Wednesday afternoon, with life-threatening storm surges producing widespread flooding.

Fort Myers recorded storm surges of up to 12 feet, submerging cars, knocking over houses and trapping residents. The city is also responding to fires and extensive flooding; some areas are under three to four feet of water.






Flood Map Where Hurricane Ian Hit Florida Hardest

Areas in blue show where

estimated storm surge flooding

could have exceeded six feet

Data is as of 5 p.m. on Sept. 28

Detail

area

Gulf of

Mexico

Port Charlotte

Punta Gorda

Charlotte

Harbor

Path of Hurricane Ian

Gasparilla

Island

Landfall was reported

near Cayo Costa on

Wednesday afternoon.

Cayo Costa

Pine Island bridge

was damaged.

Pine

Island

Caloosahatchee R.

Cape Coral

Fort Myers

A portion of the

Sanibel Causeway

collapsed.

Sanibel

Island

Fort Myers

Beach

Heavy damage

was seen along

Fort Myers Beach.

Gulf of

Mexico

Bonita Springs

North Naples

County officials said half of

the streets in Naples are not

passable due to flooding.

Marco

Island

Flood Map Where Hurricane Ian Hit Florida Hardest 2

Areas in blue show where

estimated storm surge flooding

could have exceeded six feet

Data is as of 5 p.m. on Sept. 28

Detail

area

Gulf of

Mexico

Port Charlotte

Punta Gorda

Charlotte

Harbor

Path of Hurricane Ian

Gasparilla

Island

Landfall was reported

near Cayo Costa on

Wednesday afternoon.

Cayo Costa

Pine Island bridge

was damaged.

Pine

Island

Caloosahatchee R.

Cape Coral

Fort Myers

A portion of the

Sanibel Causeway

collapsed.

Sanibel

Island

Fort Myers

Beach

Heavy damage

was seen along

Fort Myers Beach.

Gulf of

Mexico

Bonita Springs

North Naples

County officials said half of

the streets in Naples are not

passable due to flooding.

Marco

Island

Flood Map Where Hurricane Ian Hit Florida Hardest 4

Areas in blue show where

estimated storm surge flooding

could have exceeded six feet

Data is as of 5 p.m. on Sept. 28

Detail

area

Gulf of

Mexico

Port Charlotte

Punta Gorda

Charlotte

Harbor

Path of Hurricane Ian

Gasparilla

Island

Landfall was reported

near Cayo Costa on

Wednesday afternoon.

Cayo Costa

Pine Island bridge

was damaged.

Pine

Island

Caloosahatchee R.

Cape Coral

Fort Myers

A portion of the

Sanibel Causeway

collapsed.

Sanibel

Island

Fort Myers

Beach

Heavy damage

was seen along

Fort Myers Beach.

Gulf of

Mexico

Bonita Springs

North Naples

County officials said half of

the streets in Naples are not

passable due to flooding.

Marco

Island

Flood Map Where Hurricane Ian Hit Florida Hardest 6

Areas in blue show where

estimated storm surge flooding

could have exceeded six feet

Data is as of 5 p.m. on Sept. 28

Detail

area

Gulf of

Mexico

Port Charlotte

Punta Gorda

Charlotte

Harbor

Path of Hurricane Ian

Gasparilla

Island

Landfall was reported

near Cayo Costa on

Wednesday afternoon.

Cayo Costa

Pine Island bridge

was damaged.

Pine

Island

Caloosahatchee R.

Cape Coral

Fort Myers

A portion of the

Sanibel Causeway

collapsed.

Sanibel

Island

Fort Myers

Beach

Heavy damage

was seen along

Fort Myers Beach.

Bonita Springs

Gulf of

Mexico

North Naples

County officials

said half of

the streets in

Naples are not

passable due

to flooding.

Marco

Island


Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida called the storm’s impacts “historic,” and President Biden has ordered federal aid to help with recovery. Officials are still working to assess the extent of damage caused by the storm and its subsequent floods, as reports emerge of destroyed homes, damaged power lines and disrupted water supplies.

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