‘Rain shooting like needles. My street is a river’
Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday, turning streets into rivers, knocking out power to 1.8 million people and threatening catastrophic damage further inland.
A coastal sheriff’s office reported that it was getting many calls from people trapped in homes. The hurricane’s centre struck near Cayo Costa, a protected barrier island just west of heavily populated Fort Myers.
— Kaitlin Wright (@wxkaitlin) September 28, 2022