Florida has been hit by one of the most powerful storms on record, when Hurricane Ian hit the southern US state in the early morning.
One of most powerful hurricanes ever: Ian batters Florida
Hurricane Ian has left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to two million people before aiming for the Atlantic Coast.
One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the United States barreled across the Florida peninsula overnight on Wednesday, threatening catastrophic flooding inland, the National Hurricane Center warned.
The center’s 2am advisory said Ian was expected to emerge over Atlantic waters later on Thursday, with flooding rains continuing across central and northern Florida.