The southwestern coast of Florida has been hammered by Hurricane Ian, which is bringing catastrophic storm surges, torrential rain, and strong winds.
The storm was just short of being classified as a category 5 hurricane, with sustained wind speeds of up to 155 mph. Immense storm surges carried onto land by hurricane-force winds have caused the majority of Ian’s damage.
Ian cut out power to the entire island of Cuba and now, more than a million people in Florida are without electricity.
It is strongly advised that the millions of Floridians whose homes are along Ian’s route evacuate and seek shelter. One of the most hazardous storms to hit the US in decades is attacking those who have stayed.