We’ve been writing about Hurricane Ian bearing down on Florida and now we’re seeing some videos of how bad it’s getting down there.

As we reported earlier, a camera from The Weather Channel in Ft. Myers, Florida, was completely submerged underwater despite it being positioned six-feet high.

…EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE IAN MAKES LANDFALL IN SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA… pic.twitter.com/7xATxuE94f

— NWS Key West (@NWSKeyWest) September 28, 2022

That was happening all over the area, as the water from the storm surge flooded in. It’s up to the roofs in some areas of Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. It reminds me of pictures of tsunamis. Let’s hope that people got out of there because reports are that it’s wild there.

In the eye wall of #Hurricane #Ian in Fort Myers. We’re live on @weatherchannel along with @StephanieAbrams and @JimCantore #HurricanIan pic.twitter.com/gSBdmAUjWX

— Mike Seidel (@mikeseidel) September 28, 2022

*RARE* first person view of storm surge. This camera is 6 feet off the ground on Estero Blvd in Fort Myers Beach, FL. Not sure how much longer it keeps working. You’ll see it live only on ⁦@weatherchannel⁩ #Ian pic.twitter.com/WwHtvgVxjY

— Mike Bettes (@mikebettes) September 28, 2022

Here’s a video of the eyewall making it’s way onshore now. This is @lanikairesort off Estero Blvd on Fort Myers Beach #HurricaneIan pic.twitter.com/URthVR8M3c

— Andrea Henderson (@AndreaNBC4) September 28, 2022

The Naples firefighters might be busy if you call them for help, they’re busy rescuing their gear from their firehouse.

Absolutely insane video of #Naples #firefighters saving their own gear after flash flooding consumes the firehouse. #HurricaneIan #Ian @foxweather @JaniceDean

Video: Naples Fire-Rescue Dept pic.twitter.com/SzddKdfTJa

— Griffin Frank (@GriffinFrank) September 28, 2022

Fortunately for this cat, he had a boyfriend to save him.

My boyfriend saving a cat from flood waters near Bonita Beach. #HurricaneIan #Naples #Bonita #FortMyers pic.twitter.com/BlBC9P1rdy

— Megan Cruz Scavo (@MeganScavo) September 28, 2022

Taylor Wirtz of WINK News said it looked like the Titanic inside their hotel in Naples.

Water creeping up to the first floor our our hotel. Looks like the inside of the Titanic. Cars are fully underwater #Ian pic.twitter.com/kp1v73bgf6

— Taylor Wirtz (@TaylorWirtzWINK) September 28, 2022

Gulf Shore Boulevard on Vanderbilt beach looks like an ocean. Cars are slamming up against buildings. #Ian pic.twitter.com/N7c41jh0uI

— Taylor Wirtz (@TaylorWirtzWINK) September 28, 2022

The Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg gathered their flamingoes and brought them inside to keep them safe in the bathroom.

🦩🌀We’re hunkered down! Our animals are safe w/staff on site to see them through the storm.
The flamingos are having a hurricane party in the bathroom; eating, drinking, & dancing. 😉

Stay safe out there! pic.twitter.com/ejCuuRUdma

— SunkenGardens (@SunkenGardens) September 28, 2022

This is the power from the water allegedly flooding in, in Naples.

This is the stuff of nightmares https://t.co/Q5P6hDbEkH

— Lena Arango FOX 26 (@LenaDTV) September 28, 2022

The man who took the picture reportedly lost his shoes but was otherwise okay, according to his wife.

Time-lapse of the storm surge coming in.

I’ve been capturing video from this webcam in Fort Myers all day and I’ve put it into a Timelapse. Check out the storm surge rushing in! Crazy. #Ian #flwx pic.twitter.com/lj7a1wThga

— Brennan Prill (@WxBrenn) September 28, 2022

Houses coming off their foundations in Fort Myers Beach and people swimming in their basements.

Houses are wiped off their foundations and seen floating down streets in Fort Myers Beach as storm surge from Hurricane #Ian moves in.

📹 Cathy Haggins pic.twitter.com/Zw1IOXbgQY

— Zach Covey (@ZachCoveyTV) September 28, 2022

BREAKING | Hurricane #Ian brings catastrophic storm surge to Naples, Florida with water moving into houses. Social media channels show residents SWIMMING in the surge in their houses.

DO NOT DO THIS. You don’t know what may be in this water, including chemicals! pic.twitter.com/PeFfCpLklx

— Zach Covey (@ZachCoveyTV) September 28, 2022

Some of media was spreading a picture of a shark, seemingly finally excited that the old fake meme might be true, but others debunked that saying the index on the video indicated it was from 2010.

After over half a decade of debunking this hoax every time there was a flood or hurricane, I can’t believe I’m looking at an honest-to-god street shark.

Good to finally meet you, pal. https://t.co/hwMWX4Peqo

— Jane Lytvynenko (@JaneLytv) September 28, 2022

Perhaps one of the craziest but true aspects was as the water was surging in, in places like Naples, it was being sucked out in other places like Tampa.

Video from Matt Tilman of Bayshore Blvd in Tampa. The bay being sucked out. #hurricaneian #ian pic.twitter.com/F54Lv1r5KV

— Jordan Steele (@JordanSteele) September 28, 2022

But just like with a tsunami, don’t stay there to look around because it’s going to be coming back in.

Stay safe, people, this is crazy.

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