Hurricane Ian, one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S., has left a path of destruction in Florida.
Many people evacuated and others bunkered down on the southwest coast of Florida as Ian made landfall Wednesday afternoon as a devastating Category 4 storm.
As of Thursday morning, more than 2.5 million people were without power as the storm damaged homes, flooded streets, toppled trees, and more as the storm moved inward, videos on social media show.
The Associated Press reported that Ian became a tropical storm over land on Thursday and is expected to regain near-hurricane strength after emerging over Atlantic waters.
The massive storm first tore through Cuba, wiping out the country’s electrical grid and killing two people, according to The Associated Press.
As the hurricane edged its way to the Florida coast in the last few days, Ian grew overnight Tuesday with winds reaching 155 mph, the National Hurricane Center reports.
Cape Coral, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Naples, and many other cities are seeing the effects of the hurricane.
“Once that storm surge hits, say goodbye to my houses. Hurricane Ian might be kicking Hurricane Irma’s butt,” said one homeowner in Bonita Springs, Fla. You can watch video of what he’s seen so far in the storm, below:
We’ll add more videos below as they’re shared, showing the duration and aftermath of Ian: