23 chilling photos of the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

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Hurricane Ian pummeled done Florida Wednesday, devastating an full state. The tempest has been referred to arsenic a “500-year flood event” owed to its antithetic strength.

Hundreds are feared dead according to Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno, though thing has yet been confirmed.

“This is simply a life-changing lawsuit for each of us,” Marceno said. “I don’t person confirmed numbers — I decidedly cognize the fatalities are successful the hundreds.”

“There are thousands of radical that are waiting to beryllium rescued. And again, cannot get a existent appraisal until we’re really connected country assessing each scene, and we can’t entree people, that’s the problem,” helium said.

Many radical who had the bunker-down mentality revealed that wrong a 10-minute span, their streets and homes had been flooded and they realized determination was nary speedy constituent of escape.

Schools, hospitals and occurrence stations person each been near abandoned owed to flood damage.

Here are astir 2 twelve haunting photos that amusement the aftermath of Hurricane Ian — and the havoc it wreaked connected assorted kinds of property, particularly people’s homes and the areas they telephone home.

Stedi Scuderi looks implicit    her flat  aft  flood h2o  inundated it erstwhile   Hurricane Ian passed done  the country  connected  September 29, 2022 successful  Fort Myers, Florida.Stedi Scuderi looks implicit her flat aft flood h2o inundated it erstwhile Hurricane Ian passed done the area.Getty Images
 Frankie Romulus (L) and Kendrick Romulus basal   extracurricular  of their flat  adjacent  to a vessel  that floated into their flat  analyzable  erstwhile   Hurricane Ian passed done  the country  connected  September 29, 2022 successful  Fort Myers, Florida. Mrs. Brennan said the vessel  floated successful  astir   7pm.Frankie Romulus (L) and Kendrick Romulus basal extracurricular of their flat adjacent to a vessel that floated into their flat analyzable erstwhile Hurricane Ian passed through.Getty Images
Tobacco workplace  proprietor  Maritza Carpio cries adjacent  to her hubby  Ramon Martinez portion    looking astatine  their destroyed baccy  location   aft  the transition  of Hurricane Ian successful  San Luis, Cuba, connected  September 27, 2022. - "A catastrophe", says Maritza Carpio successful  beforehand   of the ruins of the baccy  location   connected  her workplace  successful  Vuelta Abajo, the onshore  of the champion  baccy  successful  Cuba and the pillar of a captious   manufacture  for the country, converted into a jumble of logs, pitchforks and shingles successful  the aftermath  of devastating Hurricane Ian.Tobacco workplace proprietor Maritza Carpio cries adjacent to her hubby Ramon Martinez portion looking astatine their destroyed baccy location aft the transition of Hurricane Ian successful San Luis, Cuba, connected Sept. 27, 2022. – “A catastrophe”, said Maritza Carpio successful beforehand of the ruins of the baccy location connected her workplace successful Vuelta Abajo, the onshore of the champion baccy successful Cuba and the pillar of a captious manufacture for the country, converted into a jumble of logs, pitchforks and shingles successful the aftermath of devastating Hurricane Ian.AFP via Getty Images
Pat Ton, holding his canine  Ginger, stands successful  his vicinity  successful  Fort Myers Beach connected  Thursday, Sep 29, 2022.Pat Ton, holding his canine Ginger, stands successful his vicinity successful Fort Myers Beach connected Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.ZUMAPRESS.com
Video posted by the Naples Fire Department shows a firefighter rescuing a motorist from rising flood waters Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, successful  Florida. The country  experienced historical  tempest  surge levels from Hurricane Ian.Video posted by the Naples Fire Department shows a firefighter rescuing a motorist from rising flood waters Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, successful Florida. The country experienced historical tempest surge levels from Hurricane Ian.Naples Fire Rescue
This photograph  provided by Orange County Fire Rescue's Public Information Office, Orange County firefighters assistance   radical   stranded by Hurricane Ian aboriginal  Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 successful  Orange County, Fla. Ian marched crossed  cardinal  Florida connected  Thursday arsenic  a tropical tempest  aft  battering the state’s southwest coast, dropping dense  rains that caused flooding and led to inland rescues and evacuations.A firefighter carries a pistillate done knee-deep h2o successful Orange County, Florida.Orange County Fire Rescue's Public Information Office via AP
A antheral   walks done  debris connected  a thoroughfare  successful  the aftermath of Hurricane Ian successful  Punta Gorda, Florida connected  Sept. 29, 2022.A antheral walks done debris connected a thoroughfare successful the aftermath of Hurricane Ian successful Punta Gorda, Florida.AFP via Getty Images
A household  plays successful  the aftermath of Hurricane Ian connected  Thursday, September 29, 2022 successful  Fort Myers.A household plays successful the aftermath of Hurricane Ian successful Fort Myers.James Keivom
Authorities transport a idiosyncratic   retired  of the Avante nursing location  successful  the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.Authorities transport a idiosyncratic retired of the Avante nursing location successful the aftermath of Hurricane Ian successful Orlando.AP
Boats are pushed up   connected  a causeway aft  Hurricane Ian passed done  the country  connected  Sept. 29, 2022 successful  Fort Myers, Florida.Boats are pushed up connected a causeway aft Hurricane Ian passed done Fort Myers, Florida.Getty Images
Firefighters assistance   radical   stranded by Hurricane Ian aboriginal  Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 successful  Orange County.Firefighters assistance radical stranded by Hurricane Ian successful Orange County.AP
 Jackie Pelton walks done  her location  that was destroyed aft  flood waters inundated it erstwhile   Hurricane Ian passed done  the country  connected  September 29, 2022 successful  Fort Myers, Florida. Mrs. Pelton said she near  the location   with her parent  earlier  the tempest  arrivedJackie Pelton walks done her location that was destroyed aft flood waters inundated it erstwhile Hurricane Ian passed done Fort Myers.Getty Images
Firefighters prime   up   residents stranded by flooded waters successful  Orange County, Florida.Firefighters prime up residents stranded by flooded waters successful Orange County, Florida.Orange County Fire Rescue's Public Information Office via AP
A antheral   inspects harm  to a marina arsenic  boats are partially submerged successful  the aftermath of Hurricane Ian successful  Fort Myers, Florida.A antheral inspects harm to a marina arsenic boats are partially submerged successful the aftermath of Hurricane Ian successful Fort Myers.AFP via Getty Images
Florida antheral   captures heartbreaking representation  of his recently  purchased $1 cardinal  McLaren P1, which was swept distant  from his store  by Hurricane Ian flooding.A Florida antheral captures a heartbreaking representation of his recently purchased $1 cardinal McLaren P1, which was swept distant from his store by Hurricane Ian flooding.Instagram/@lambo9286
A vessel  lies partially submerged successful  the aftermath of Hurricane Ian successful  Punta Gorda, Florida.A vessel lies partially submerged successful the aftermath of Hurricane Ian successful Punta Gorda, Florida.AFP via Getty Images
A representation   of a pistillate   sitting adjacent  to a vessel  that crashed into her apartment.A vessel crashed into a woman’s flat portion Hurricane Ian passed done Florida. Getty Images
A canine  was seen unsocial  and near  stranded connected  a car. Rescue efforts were made to prevention  the animal. A canine was seen unsocial and near stranded connected a car. Rescue efforts were made to prevention the animal. TikTok; shieldsofstrength
A representation   of a antheral   walked to a parkland  seat  adjacent   the flooded Lake Eola successful  downtown Orlando pursuing  Hurricane Ian.A antheral walks adjacent parkland benches adjacent Lake Eola successful a flooded downtown pursuing Hurricane Ian, successful Orlando, Florida.GARY BOGDON/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
A representation   of 2  sisters walking on  the enactment     of a receded Tampa Bay being Hurricane Ian arrived.Sisters Angel Disbrow (R) and Selena Disbrow walked on the enactment of a receded Tampa Bay being Hurricane Ian arrived. Getty Images
A commercialized  motion   lies successful  the thoroughfare  aft  being toppled by the winds and rainfall  from Hurricane Ian successful  Bartow, Florida.A commercialized motion lies successful the thoroughfare aft being toppled by the winds and rainfall from Hurricane Ian successful Bartow, Florida.Getty Images
Remnants of damaged homes and flooded vehicles mingle connected  Fort Myers Beach.Remnants of damaged homes and flooded vehicles mingle connected Fort Myers Beach.ZUMAPRESS.com
Hurricane IanGood Samaritans carrying an aged antheral who was trapped successful a submerged conveyance to safety. @colliercountycowboys_ via Storyful