The scenes out of Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian are devastating and many are downright painful to look at. The storm brought catastrophic damage to much of the state of Florida with some counties completely “off the grid” according to Ron DeSantis. Social media and the news are inundated with photos of videos of the storm surge and heavy rain taking over homes, businesses, and streets. And one image shows something I never thought I’d see. In Florida anytime flooding occurs you need to be on the lookout for displaced wildlife. Alligators and snakes certainly make the sunshine state their home and are often present in water. But this was no typical Florida reptile sighting. Instead, a video posted to Twitter shows a shark swimming the streets of Fort Myers after Ian passed through.
Yes, a shark. That gives you an idea of just how much Florida is underwater right now, that the animal can swim freely that far inland. You can see the shark video, as well as some other scenes of the horror Florida, endured as a result of Ian below. The Carolinas are gearing up for Ian, now a tropical storm, bringing wind and rain to our area Friday and Saturday. While, it is no longer a hurricane, the storm can still be dangerous and brings potential power outages. Many weekend events have already canceled, so stay home and stay safe.
If you are able to please donate to the recovery efforts for Hurricane Ian here.