Shocking before and after photos show the extent of the destruction wrought by Hurricane Ian

Shocking before and after photos show the extent of the destruction wrought on Florida by Hurricane Ian, as Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia ALL declare their own states of emergency.

  • The stark before-and-after images show the extent of such flooding as the historic storm heads north toward the central part of the state.
  • Fort Myers was one of Ian’s worst hit, with apocalyptic photos showing homes decimated by his anger as roads turned into flooding rivers.
  • Naples and nearby Sanibel Island were also hit by the ‘historic’ hurricane, with footage from the latter showing a beachside swimming pool overwhelmed by water.
  • The images show the current state of the Sunshine State, with more than 1 million without power and forced onto the roofs of their homes as the water level rises.

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Striking photos show the extent of the devastation left by Hurricane Ian as it slammed into the southwestern part of the state on Sunday, bringing with it historic flooding and widespread power outages.

The stark before-and-after images show the extent of such flooding as the historic storm heads north into the central part of the state, causing nearby Virginia, Georgia, and North and South Carolina to cast their state of emergency itself.

Fort Myers was one of the hardest hit by Ian, with apocalyptic photos showing homes decimated by his anger as roads turned into rivers in the tsunami of flooding.

Naples and nearby Sanibel Island were also hit by the ‘historic’ hurricane, with images from the latter showing a beachside pool overwhelmed by water as the region saw winds of more than 155mph.

The images show the current and beleaguered state of the Sunshine State, with more than 1 million people without power and forced to shelter on their rooftops as water levels are reported to continue to rise.

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Striking photos show the extent of the devastation left by Hurricane Ian as it slammed into the southwestern part of the state on Sunday, bringing with it historic flooding and widespread power outages. Pictured is flooding at a Sanibel Harbor Resort this morning

An earlier image shows a swimming pool and several homes near Estero Blvd in Fort Myers before the storm hit the city.

The photos show that the pool was already submerged by noon Wednesday, in a coastal part of the city known as Estero Island.

A few hours later, the levels rose even higher, leaving several houses almost completely submerged, with no pool or door in sight.

Water levels in Fort Myers remain extremely high more than five hours after the hurricane, which was downgraded to a Category 3 storm Wednesday night, made landfall.

Strong winds on the back of the hurricane are pushing the storm surge toward the coast, keeping the normally dry land inundated.

According to NOAA’s tide gauge, the water level has only dropped about eight inches in the last two hours, after rising more than eight feet when the storm made landfall.

An earlier image shows a swimming pool and several homes near Estero Blvd in Fort Myers before the storm hit the city.

An earlier image shows a swimming pool and several homes near Estero Blvd in Fort Myers before the storm hit the city.

An earlier image shows a swimming pool and several homes near Estero Blvd in Fort Myers before the storm hit the city.

The photos show that the pool was already submerged by noon Wednesday, in a coastal part of the city known as Isla Estero.

The photos show that the pool was already submerged by noon Wednesday, in a coastal part of the city known as Isla Estero.

The photos show that the pool was already submerged by noon Wednesday, in a coastal part of the city known as Isla Estero.

A few hours later, the levels rose even higher, leaving several houses almost completely submerged, with nothing now showing of the pool and its door.

A few hours later, the levels rose even higher, leaving several houses almost completely submerged, with nothing now showing of the pool and its door.

A few hours later, the levels rose even higher, leaving several houses almost completely submerged, with nothing now showing of the pool and its door.

More snapshots show part of the nearby area before the flooding began around 10 a.m.

More snapshots show part of the nearby area before the flooding began around 10 a.m.

More snapshots show part of the nearby area before the flooding began around 10 a.m.

About two hours later, the fairway was almost completely under water, as winds of up to 155 mph tore attempts from land.

About two hours later, the fairway was almost completely under water, as winds of up to 155 mph tore attempts from land.

About two hours later, the fairway was almost completely under water, as winds of up to 155 mph tore attempts from land.

By afternoon, the area was almost totally unrecognizable, almost completely submerged by water.

By afternoon, the area was almost totally unrecognizable, almost completely submerged by water.

By afternoon, the area was almost totally unrecognizable, almost completely submerged by water.

Another set of images shows a shopping center

Another set of images shows a shopping center

Another set of images shows a shopping center

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