LIVE - Hurricane Ian in Florida: "Disaster Floods", 1 million homes without electricity

LIVE – Hurricane Ian in Florida: “Disaster Floods”, 1 million homes without electricity

Fort Myers in the heart of a hurricane

A reporter from The Weather Channel captured Hurricane Ian as it swept through the town of Fort Myers. More than 1.5 million homes are without electricity.

3-meter flood in Fort Myers

According to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the flood can sometimes exceed 3 metres. In the city of Fort Myers, floods are so severe that some neighborhoods look like lakes.

High winds in Punta Gorda

In these images shot by this meteorologist, it is possible to see the force of the wind pulsing through the streets of this Florida city. Peaks of up to 241 km/h have been recorded.

Fort Myers flood

According to this specialist journalist from the Weather Channel, the images we see in the video are of a camera positioned 1.80 meters high on a street in Fort Myers, about to submerge.

Million homes without electricity

There are already over a million homes without power in Florida, which just reached Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 hurricane.

Very strong hurricane

With winds in excess of 150 mph (241 km/h), Hurricane Ian already ranks as the fifth deadliest hurricane to hit the US coast.


MSNBC is broadcasting these images of already flooded streets in the Naples (Florida) area, where it seems that cars are about to be completely submerged.

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Recording water levels

Ian generates record levels of water, already exceeding those of Hurricane Irma, which caused more than $100 billion in damage to Florida in 2017.

On Charlie’s Track

Hurricane Ian appears to be on the same path as its predecessor Charlie in 2004, but appears more powerful, analyzes forecast expert at Météo France Etienne Kapikian. Charlie caused 29 deaths in Florida, directly or indirectly.

in the eye of the stairs

Seconds above the eye of Hurricane Ian as it made landfall in Florida.

Ian arrives in Florida

The National Hurricane Center has announced that Ian has reached Florida’s Category 4 soil and is considered extremely dangerous. The hurricane reached the US coast at the level of the locality of Cayo Costa, with a speed of more than 230 km / h.


The French Consulate in Florida, based in Miami, prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Ian.

in Cuba

Before reaching Florida, the hurricane had already passed over Cuba, causing extensive damage in the west, and cutting electricity across the island.

Sarasota, first damage

The first AFP images from the coastal city of Sarasota, where Category 4 Hurricane Ian is about to make landfall in Florida.



Hours before Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, thousands of residents of the most vulnerable areas fled.


Video - Hurricane Ian: In Florida, residents flee by the thousands

Migrants disappearing at sea

The US Coast Guard has begun operations to find 23 migrants missing after their boat sank off Florida, as Hurricane Ian is about to make landfall, the Border Patrol announced.

“Four Cuban migrants swam ashore after their boat sank due to bad weather. The Coast Guard in the southeastern sector has launched a search and rescue operation for 23 people,” the tweet read. Head of Frontier Patrol in Miami Sector Walter Slusar.

“Historic” storm

Hurricane Ian is already causing “catastrophic sea flooding, winds, and flooding” in Florida, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest post.

The impact of a Category 4 hurricane is imminent on the west coast of the Florida peninsula, with the country’s weather services warning that the storm will be “historic.”

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