There have been some incredible sights Wednesday as Hurricane Ian struck Florida.
With storm surge driving seawater inland, a shark was sighted swimming in a neighborhood in Ft. Myers.
The Sunken Gardens botanical preserve in St. Petersburg had to move its flamingos into a restroom to keep them out of harm’s way.
Waffle House restaurants in Florida were closed. FEMA famously follows an informal “Waffle House Index” to rate the severity of a storm, with closures denoting the worst.
Tampa Bay’s waters receded so severely that the floor of the bay was visible, similar to the runup to a tsunami.
Some idiots went swimming by a Ft. Myers fishing pier as the storm surge mounted.
A news reporter and another man rescued a dog caught in rising waters.
One man’s house flooded, so he decided to go for a swim. Authorities caution against this.
One man was seen wakeboarding behind a truck.
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