Hurricane Ian Flooding

road and yards flooded Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian, landfall September 28th and 29th, 2022. Hurricanes take time to arrive, time to pass, and can take lots of time to clean up after.

My flooding photos from Hurricane Ian are nothing compared to what so many others are dealing with. Many areas are still underwater and homes, businesses, and vehicles have been flooded out.

We were lucky that the water stopped rising before it got near the house, and the then went down very quickly. Still, I will add my photos, taken from the road and front yard on Thursday as Ian moved away from the east coast of Florida.

Wednesday night, September 28th the storm wind and rain picked up and blew all night long. During the night we could see the water rising to the little trees out front. The next morning the wind had died down so I put on my rubber boots and went out to talk to the neighbors and take these photos. Not long afterward the wind picked up to 60 mph gusts again and blew most of Thursday. I think we were in what remained of the eye of the hurricane.

Our area of Florida, a few miles inland on the central east coast, got something like 26-28 inches of rain between Wednesday night and all day Thursday. Some places got more! We were lucky that our house sits high enough in a state that is nothing but FLAT.

Once the power and internet goes out, it’s hard to know what is happening. Now that I have it back (only 4 days without – many thanks to the electric companies who came to help restore it so quickly) I can see news and all the destruction on the Gulf coast. I have no doubt that Sanibel and other areas will build back up, but WOW, that will be some work.

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