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See photos and videos from Florida, where Hurricane Ian has left a path of destruction

Videos show destructive wake of Hurricane Ian
Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through flooded streets Thursday to save thousands of Floridians trapped after Hurricane Ian destroyed homes.

Hurricane Ian tore through southwestern Florida earlier this week, bringing winds and rain that dealt catastrophic damage, and is now set to make landfall again in South Carolina.

While weakening, Ian is now churning north, leaving Florida residents to contend with the devastation left in its path. Millions of people have been left without power, and many are battling severe flooding as rescues continue throughout the state.

People across the Sunshine State have captured footage of the storm, which is one of the strongest to ever hit the United States, posting images and videos documenting the lingering flood waters and destruction.

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Mailboxes and a street sign are viewed in a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press
Resident Alex Calderon removes debris from his flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press
Storm damaged vehicles after Hurricane Ian on September 29, 2022 in Bonita Springs, Florida.Sean Rayford/Getty
Meagan Hoeschler recovers a family surf board on the beach after Hurricane Ian on September 29, 2022 in Naples, Florida. Sean Rayford/Getty
First responders with Orange County Fire Rescue use a boat to rescue a resident in a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press
A destroyed house at a flooded trailer park following Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Florida, US, on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg
Flooding in Port Charlotte, Fla., the day after Hurricane Ian made landfall.JOHNNY MILANO/NYT
A storm damaged building after Hurricane Ian in Bonita Springs, Fla.Sean Rayford/Getty
A storm damaged floating dock is raised in the air after Hurricane Ian in Bonita Springs, Fla.Sean Rayford/Getty
Boats are strewn about after Hurricane Ian in Bonita Springs, Fla.Sean Rayford/Getty


Piled up boats left in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers.RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images
A man stood in front of a washed boat in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers.RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images
A man pulled his boat down the flooded A1A highway in St. Augustine, as Ian, now a tropical storm, passed through northeastern Florida on Sept. 29.Nicole Craine/NYT
People walked along the beach past a damage home in the wake of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press
Residents checked on one another in a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Orlando, Fla. Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press
A man walked through a street among damaged homes and businesses and debris in Fort Myers Beach.Douglas R. Clifford/Associated Press
A resident sat next to a boat that pushed against her apartment after Hurricane Ian passed through the area in Fort Myers, on Sept. 29.Joe Raedle/Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty I
A car drove through a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers.RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images
Rescuers evacuated residents from the Avante at Orlando assisted living facility in Orlando, Fla., due to flooding from Hurricane Ian on Sept. 29.Joe Burbank/Associated Press
Damaged homes and debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla. Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press
An aerial picture taken on September 29, 2022 shows washed up boats on a street in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Florida. - Hurricane Ian left much of coastal southwest Florida in darkness early on Thursday, bringing "catastrophic" flooding that left officials readying a huge emergency response to a storm of rare intensity. The National Hurricane Center said the eye of the "extremely dangerous" hurricane made landfall just after 3:00 pm (1900 GMT) on the barrier island of Cayo Costa, west of the city of Fort Myers. RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images
Destruction from Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla. on Sept. 29. HILARY SWIFT/NYT
Ffirefighters in Orange County, Fla., helped people stranded by Hurricane Ian early Sept. 29.Associated Press
Area where homes once stood is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press
Jake Moses, 19, left, and Heather Jones, 18, of Fort Myers, explored a section of destroyed businesses at Fort Myers Beach, Fla.Douglas R. Clifford/Associated Press
Boats are pushed up on a causeway after Hurricane Ian passed through the area on September 29, 2022 in Fort Myers, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty
A damaged causeway to Sanibel Island is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane.Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press
A man took photos of boats damaged by Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Florida, on Sept. 29. GIORGIO VIERA/AFP via Getty Images
A resident looked over her apartment after flood water inundated it when Hurricane Ian passed through the area in Fort Myers, on Sept. 29.Joe Raedle/Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty I
A section of the Sanibel Causeway was lost due to the effects of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla. Steve Helber/Associated Press
Aerial photo of damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Thursday in Fort Myers, Fla. Joe Cavaretta/Associated Press
A displaced boat sits beside the roadway in the southeast corner of Cape Coral on Wednesday night.DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD/Associated Press
An uprooted tree, toppled by strong winds from the outer bands of Hurricane Ian, rests in a parking lot of a shopping center, on Sept. 28, in Cooper City, Fla.Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press
A blown down street sign is seen as the eye of Hurricane Ian passes by in Punta Gorda, Fla., on Sept. 28.RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images
In the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa early on Sept. 28, Lew Hendrix collected palm branches blown down by the outer bands of Hurricane Ian. Ted Richardson/For The Washington Post
A truck pulled a man on a kayak on a low-lying road after flooding in aftermath of Hurricane Ian, in Key West, Fla., Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 28, 2022. Mary Martin/Associated Press


James Nooman, center, a teacher, helps residents check in at North Port High School, which is serving as an evacuation shelter, in preparation for Hurricane Ian, on Tuesday.SCOTT MCINTYRE/NYT
Angel Disbrow and Selena Disbrow play in mud exposed by a low tide as Hurricane Ian approaches Tampa, Fla. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. HILARY SWIFT/NYT
Zuram Rodriguez surveyed the damage around her mobile home in Davie, Fla., early Wednesday. Joe Cavaretta/Associated Press
Pet kennels were arranged inside a locker room at Durant High School in Plant City, Fla., which is being used as a shelter as Hurricane Ian makes landfall.JOHNNY MILANO/NYT



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