Footage from a webcam was shared on Twitter.
It can be seen in the video that upon seeing the road, it was submerged in several feet of water.
At first, the water slowly rose on the road and eventually invaded the whole locality.
New Delhi. One of the most powerful cyclones to hit the United States, Ian wreaked havoc in Florida overnight Wednesday. The National Cyclone Center has warned it could cause heavy flooding. At the same time, people are trapped in their homes submerged by the flood. Footage from a webcam was shared on Twitter. Which has gone viral now. It can be seen in the video that upon seeing the road, it was submerged in several feet of water.
In the time-lapse video, you can see how the water first slowly rose up the road and eventually flooded the entire community. According to Newsweek, the area of Lee County where Fort Myers is located is worst affected by the storm in Florida. More than 420,000 people were without power here on Thursday. More than 20 lakh people are still affected by the power outage across the state.
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Fort Myers is one of the most affected residential areas by high winds, rain and storm surges. There has been a lot of damage to buildings and properties here. Electric wires were snapped and trees fell. Officials said there was three to four feet of water in parts of the city. A citywide curfew was imposed for the next 48 hours on Wednesday.
On Wednesday evening, the Lee County government warned residents to stay home. Because living on the streets is no longer safe. The National Weather Service said people inside homes should stay away from windows. Stay as far away from walls as possible.
At the same time, according to the AP, due to the cyclone in Port Charlotte, near the Florida coast, the ground floor of a hospital was waterlogged and the roof of the fourth floor where the hospital is located. ‘USI. Until late Wednesday evening, there was no news of Ian’s death in America.
Keywords: Florida, Hurricane and tornado
FIRST POST: September 29, 2022, 6:16 p.m. HST