Hurricane Ian- Ft. Myers Beach Florida- Tsunami like power of storm surge from drone - 4k

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Drone video shows huge swaths of Ft Myers beach wiped completely clean after after a massive storm surge from Hurricane Ian wiped hundreds of homes clean of foundations and stilts. This shows from Carolina Avenue West to the tip of the island. Please subscribe and we will be posting video from the rest of the island tomorrow.

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aMUSEher 2 meses atrás
The Gulf is relatively shallow for miles and miles. Different than the Atlantic Ocean. The storm surge really behaved like a Tsunami. The physics of both are similar. All the water inland was sucked out and returned from the shallows like a tsunami with the storm surge. Incredible.
El- Cu
El- Cu Mês atrás
@maumor2 One of Charley's bothers. There will be more of them to follow.
El- Cu
El- Cu Mês atrás
@Bob Bear That formula is not always true.
El- Cu
El- Cu Mês atrás
@David Vaughn Yes it has and will continue to do so, but there are always those who choose to live along the volcano's hillside.
El- Cu
El- Cu Mês atrás
@Cathy Krueger Harsh, but those are truthful words.
m t
m t Mês atrás
JESUS ​​said: The tsunami and earthquake will destroy this place. Mankind is not over. The LORD has confirmed the tsunami again and again. Pray for repentance to save your soul
Matter 2 meses atrás
Going to visit the ocean is awesome. Having the ocean come visit you, not so much. Thoughts and prayers for all those affected by this horrific storm.
Astarte Jones
Astarte Jones Mês atrás
Hartmut Lorentzen
Hartmut Lorentzen Mês atrás
Prayers don’t help……
Beau LaMontagne
Beau LaMontagne 2 meses atrás
@Repent and believe in Jesus Christ Peddle your nonsense elsewhere. This is neither the time nor place you sick stalker.
Donna Demer
Donna Demer 2 meses atrás
@Linda Golden thank you so much
Donna Demer
Donna Demer 2 meses atrás
@Paula McCabe thank you, sincerely
Jeanette Shaw Redden
Jeanette Shaw Redden 2 meses atrás
👍 crystal clear quality drone pics by a storm chaser. I know there are different brands & prices for drones - yours is top of the line. Thank you! ❤️. Such devastation - just surreal!
El- Cu
El- Cu Mês atrás
It looks like in some cases whole homes were just swept away. This drone footage really allowed a fuller view of a massive amount of destruction.
Nash Mês atrás
It’s probably a mavic pro they take really good footage capabilities
S P J 2 meses atrás
@Repent and believe in Jesus Christ loser
Beautiful Florida
Beautiful Florida 2 meses atrás
This hurricane was the most powerful in many years. Stay safe, everyone!
The Motor Trade
The Motor Trade 2 meses atrás
For those who have never been to Fort Myers Beach, it is a VERY narrow island of rental units - both single family homes, duplexes and condos. There is one main road called Estero Blvd - which the town has been working on for FIVE years- putting in drainage, landscaping and cobblestone. Look at it now....
CrocDoc1 Mês atrás
FMB is one of my favorite places on Earth, and to see it destroyed is heartbreaking. But Florida is strong, and they will rebuild it better and safer.
Mike Collon
Mike Collon 2 meses atrás
It’s also a beautiful place and a beautiful city and Americans rebuild.
Shaz73 2 meses atrás
Watching this in real time and the force of Ian just makes my heart to go out to all, it must have been terrifying and just where do you start with the clean up 🤷‍♀️
Anita Carter
Anita Carter Mês atrás
Over 200 cattle died mostly calves , when the peace river overflowed from storm surge … heartbreak 😢
Frey Mês atrás
It wasn't terrifying for those of us who paid attention and took the proper precautions. I spent about 4 - 6 hours in the eye wall and I was safe and confident in my preparations. A lot of people just simply didn't pay attention to the size of the storm and assumed the forecast cone was where all the bad stuff would be, not taking into account that the cone was showing where the eye was possibly going. The eye made landfall just north of me, but I knew I would catch some of the worst of it and took precautions.
Marsha Mitchell
Marsha Mitchell Mês atrás
@caren montgomery 8o en
Shaz73 2 meses atrás
@Helene Logan I hope for you damage is more cosmetic than structural and that those memories will continue ❤️
Helene Logan
Helene Logan 2 meses atrás
We head down this weekend. I have no idea where we’ll even begin. 36 years of family memories. 😔 We’re more fortunate than so many who lost everything. Just heartbreaking.
Ian Clancy
Ian Clancy 2 meses atrás
Hurricanes are categorized primarily by wind speed. Based on that Ian was a category 4. But if damage is taken into account, Ian could be a category 5. Category 4 damage is described as 'Extensive' and category 5 is 'Catastrophic'. This criteria should be considered in the final analysis.
El- Cu
El- Cu Mês atrás
They actually categorized Ian a 4+.
Henry Hawkins
Henry Hawkins Mês atrás
I think that Ian made Cat 5 status just before landfall. That backside of the eye wall was so destructive from my location near downtown Ft.Myers. The backside took out all of my trees and fences, as well as the aluminum shutters from the east and west side of the house.
Susie Fairfield
Susie Fairfield Mês atrás
There was a moment or two between 6 and 7 pm when I was pretty sure it was a 5. As my Son & I braced our patio sliders and our breath steamed up the chilly cold crinkling glass .. looking out at it .. there were sustained winds well into the car 5 speed.. but that was our guesstament with the naked eyes watching roofs fly by
maumor2 Mês atrás
Most of the damages were storm surge related not winds
chris daigle
chris daigle Mês atrás
The wind was two MPH from being a category five, so essentially it was a category 5 for all intentions. People will build right up to the sand even with this, there's no way to prevent it, just keep building everybody!
Gorongo 2 meses atrás
We In the West feel your pain in Florida. Weather and nature driven events, wildfires, earthquakes, floods, and storm surges alike hit hard in the beautiful places we choose to live. Stay together, stay strong…we’re Americans and we’re in this to help y’all rebuild.
bonnieabbzug Mês atrás
It's so refreshing to read a positive, inspirational comment in what is a very dark time for those of us who've been directly affected by Hurricane Ian. Thank you.
Suzie 2 meses atrás
Thank you for the close up views of the damage, as heartbreaking as it is to see. I am a full-time resident of FMB, & I live on the south end of the island. There’s not much video coverage at this end. Could you possibly shoot some video of the Wyndham, Santini Plaza, the drawbridge, & Lovers Key? Thank you!
maumor2 Mês atrás
Wyndham is still standing but with some severe roof damage and was flooded by Strom surge. The drawbridge looks fine from the distance but it's closed while they inspect the damage. Santini Plaza is destroyed
Mark Faryniak
Mark Faryniak Mês atrás
Yes I’d like to see the Wyndham also as I used to work there when it was Holiday Inn.
maumor2 Mês atrás
Videos tend to show destruction so the northern end of the island is going to be focus a lot. Older construction did very bad against the hurricane
Positive vibrations
Positive vibrations 2 meses atrás
It is so sad, I am here crying. Just few days ago people were living their normal life, but in a twinkling of on eye all have changed. My heart goes out to the families who lost love ones and my prayers goes out to the recovery process. 🙏
Elizabeth Peters
Elizabeth Peters 2 meses atrás
This is the best drone footage I've seen - thank you so much for doing this x
Mel Prophet
Mel Prophet Mês atrás
I was hit by superstorm Sandy in NY 10 years ago. Parts of my town looked like this when we woke up the morning after the overnight storm. Our family home which had never flooded in any of its 50 years took on 6 feet of water and everything in the 1st floor was destroyed. And we were the lucky ones, because we had a home to keep that was still standing. It's going to take years for these people to rebuild their lives no matter where they rebuild. My heart goes out to them all.
El- Cu
El- Cu Mês atrás
@Laura Trimonyte it may appear so but it is highly unlikely that any of those homes near the Gulf escaped water damage from Ian's storm surge.
Laura Trimonyte
Laura Trimonyte Mês atrás
Some of the new houses seems untouched. This company is going to make a fortune now...
Rhonda Unger
Rhonda Unger 2 meses atrás
I lived in Florida for 20 years and after seeing the hurricanes increase in intensity, it is my opinion that the coastal areas should remain natural and houses and residential areas as well should be built outside of them because of this storm surge that repeatedly will hit these areas. It is beautiful to live there and see the water but when the storms come up there is nowhere for the water to go
Einer Reklov
Einer Reklov 24 dias atrás
@JenL Poc They, build in sub-sea level New Orleans, on coastal areas of New York and LI, Martha's Vineyard, California coast and fault lines. No. people will never learn but then again, many of the rich and shameless are not really that concerned.
El- Cu
El- Cu Mês atrás
@Bob Bear It will go up.
Kevrock529 Mês atrás
Don't forget about tornadoes and earthquakes. Ohh wait rivers also flood too from too much snow and it melting. Maybe you should be on the moon? You probably also got the shot too...
Rhonda Unger
Rhonda Unger Mês atrás
@JenL Poc yes.its true.
JenL Poc
JenL Poc Mês atrás
Humans will never learn. It's hard for me to have sympathy for these people. You build your entire life at sea level knowing what that sea can do then this happens. Devastation only gets worse and more costly because humans keep building on it. Leave the coast to nature. Either way she's going to reclaim it
Jeanne 54
Jeanne 54 2 meses atrás
Such depressing but spectacular footage! What a tragedy! I really feel for these people while I'm also feeling a lot of gratitude today for how fortunate I am in my own life.
Cat Sunn
Cat Sunn 2 meses atrás
Feel heartbroken for all the animals that were also killed by this storm...
CC Noble
CC Noble Mês atrás
My pet cat Sherlock would be the first thing i would grab if i needed to evacuate, I'll take him over most people 🐱
Kevrock529 Mês atrás
I do feel like wild animal at least have an instinct with the pressures. Our dogs were certainly acting weird the day before. Luckily in Cape Coral we were all safe, but had a backup plan if the flooding got dangerous. By the way, all the comments of why didn't you leave.. They didn't call for any evacuation for us until the night before when it shifted. My opinion, the meteorologists were off on this one big time. Early on, I said this weirdly seems to be tracking like Charlie, but they ALL said there was some upper level thing pulling it more north.
The Return
The Return Mês atrás
You would be surprised at how many animals that weren't detained and held by their human masters left the area way before the storm hit. Animals can sense nature's dangers long in advance before humans can with all their sophisticated meteorologist technology. There were two incidents that I can recall seeing in the news were animals were more capable of escaping or sensing the danger before it came, one was some eagle 's that a man was protecting in a sainturay in the forest, he had them in cages high up in the trees to protect them from poachers and predatory animals, one day a forest fire broke out, and he was not allowed to go into the forest to save them, when the next couple of days had passed and he was allowed to return to the forest, he expected the worst, because he said that there was no way the young eagles could have freed themselves from the cages, he expected to find all of them dead, but when he got there, the eagles were perched on burnt-out tree limbs throughout the area where their sainturay once was, the man scratched his head wondering how did they free themselves from the locked and secured cages. The other one was when the tsunami hit in Indeosisa, way before anyone knew a tsunami was about to happen, the elephants that the tourists were riding on started disobeying commands to stay on the path, the elephants kept trying to go to higher grounds and they did, which saved a lot of those tourists lives, because before long thereafter the tsunami hit, and the path that the elephants wouldn't go on, and every place else that wasn't on higher ground was completely turned into the ocean . Animals sense and obey the laws of nature way better than we humans do. As a matter of fact the only time animals are in danger is when we humans think we know what's best for them, I mean just think about it, if those eagles hadn't been able to escape their cages, which the man thought was protecting them, his caging them would have been the cause of their death in the fire. As Sting said in his song "If You Love Someone, Set Them Free ".
Ann Frost
Ann Frost Mês atrás
@Reene Keenie ☝ 😊
Bahba Mês atrás
@Reene Keenie My apologies. I thought your reply was for Cat Sunn's comment. I do agree with you. I love my animals, but my human family comes first.
Bob C
Bob C Mês atrás
Excellent drone work and incredible footage. Thank you for sharing this.
jmmoody Mês atrás
Thank you so much for making this video. This is the kind of coverage I was hoping to see from the national news media.
NY152 2 meses atrás
Amazing quality video, thanks for posting. Also, I want to know the name of the contractor who built the blue house at 12:10. Stands out like a beacon amongst the chaos! What a beauty she is - must have been built very well. Roof, flashing, gutters, doors. Impressive.
NY152 Mês atrás
@maumor2 Didn't call her a miracle...was just curious who the builder was!
maumor2 Mês atrás
There are hundreds of houses like that in Fort Myers Beach is not some random miracle. The new building codes (designed after hurricane Andrew) work but they are not retroactive so older construction will be at risk
Nancy Dalton
Nancy Dalton 2 meses atrás
The best investment you make in a home is its infrastructure. Help protect against surges but without solid reinforced construction as well, damage will be worse. What's more, many hurricanes spawn tornadoes, which only compound tragedy and loss.
NY152 2 meses atrás
@CC True Had not heard about that house...I will have to look it up!
CC True
CC True 2 meses atrás
I was thinking the same thing. Kind of like that one house that survived Hurricane Michael in FL a few years back. Also quite impressive.
Look into the light CarolAnne!
Amazing…some homes stood strong without a piece of glass broken, yet right next door, total destruction. I’m so sad for those who lost. So many. 😢
El- Cu
El- Cu Mês atrás
@maumor2 There were reports of multiple tornadoes reported within the hurricane's rainbands.
El- Cu
El- Cu Mês atrás
@God News DeVita Ian had multiple tornadoes dancing around in it's massive rainbands
maumor2 Mês atrás
@Roaming50 I have lived in Fort Myers for 20 years all the mayor damage was to older construction (pre Hurricane Andrew new code) and mobile homes
maumor2 Mês atrás
@God News DeVita there were no tornadoes reported during hurricane ian landfall
ralph holiman
ralph holiman 2 meses atrás
@Roaming50 , no doubt more modern construction plays a role, but there is also the element of chance. One of the more interesting stories out of Katrina were two houses that were build side by side, and identical, that were advertised by the builder as being hurricane proof. The owner of one stayed, the owner of the other evacuated. Halfway through the storm, the owner who stayed, watched the house next to his, built just like his, wash away, and he spent the rest of the storm expecting to die, but his house survived.
Chad Barteau
Chad Barteau 2 meses atrás
wow!!! prayers to all of you affected, thats insane amount of damage
Sized Toaster0
Sized Toaster0 2 meses atrás
Drones can also find survivors and get emergency crews there location. Thankyou for this, people need to see how much help not only Florida, but other States need from this destruction.
KlrFking McDiller
KlrFking McDiller 2 meses atrás
This was one of the nicest beaches around this area, I have my own video of this place from 2016, hard to believe what it looks like now. Just utter devastation, looks like 100% gone, the pier/restaurants so sad even commercial building standing may be condemned. Pine island/Matlacha/Bokeelia wiped out as well. Will take 20+ yrs to get back to the way it was. I will be long gone by then. Was planning to go there this December. Mother nature reclaimed her land. Stay safe everyone.
Fiona V
Fiona V Mês atrás
Thank you so much for this upload, so much devastation I’m so sorry for all you people my prayers go out to you
dave mcd
dave mcd 2 meses atrás
Astounding. Ya think that everything that was there had been for...well, basically, for ever. All just gone in the blink of an eye. Hard to imagine there ARE other parts of the world that have no choice but top endure this sort of thing year after year, and have been for years. How or why anyone would want top remain there is beyond me....just 'good luck to ya' is all.
gameofjax 2 meses atrás
With all the devastation some of it hardly looks touched as far as the buildings go. Thank you for sharing this footage. 🙏🤗💗😒🏝🙏💗
Jack Snodgrass
Jack Snodgrass 2 meses atrás
The outsides of some buildings look ok... but some of those shots show that the insides of the buildings were blown out.... empty building shells is all that is left now...
Cheryl 2 meses atrás
Cheryl 2 meses atrás
Mike Collon
Mike Collon 2 meses atrás
We are Americans. We cope and persevere and rebuild.
Sherry Farwick
Sherry Farwick 2 meses atrás
Thank you! The best video of what was left of our family's condo at Kona Beach Club. Puts to rest the question that there is nothing left to salvage
TheMountainbobcat 2 meses atrás
excellant filming, and no stupid music, these drones are the wave of the future for rescue and summing up the devastation.
MrBuzzSargent 2 meses atrás
I saw Typhoon Yolanda and what it did to the Philippines. But, I have never seen complete destruction like this in a 1st world country with building codes. That one hotel/condo building with most of its sliding glass doors and exterior windows in tack must be studied. Thank you for the video and the lack of music. Blessings to our fellow Floridians from Winter Garden.
Mykala Renner
Mykala Renner 2 meses atrás
So sad how there stair’s that use to lead to someone house or business and now it’s just gone. What amazes me is the power lines are still standing up after all this. Prayers to people lost and everyone hurt during this
Anthony D
Anthony D 2 meses atrás
13:50 blue building - I've been going there since I was a kid and my grandmother has a time share there. It looks like it's one of the few buildings that didn't take any damage. So sad to see. This is going to take years to fix all of this.
Kedo 2 meses atrás
Watching this in real time and the force of Ian just makes my heart to go out to all, it must have been terrifying and just where do you start with the clean up 🤷‍♀
Nydia Garag
Nydia Garag Mês atrás
My prayers for all victims and family members. Very sad🙏🙏🙏🙏🇵🇷
Boi 2 meses atrás
RIP Ft. Myers time square, im glad I had memories as a kid running through there, now its all leveled it crazy how much none is left
Andrew Kravitz
Andrew Kravitz Mês atrás
I don’t live in Fort Myers Beach and I am totally overwhelmed with how you even begin to clean this up.
CMC I live
CMC I live 2 meses atrás
If you have spent your life building homes , the damage really shows the power of wind and water . Seeing pylons sticking out of the ground with nothing attached . That's power .
Jason sfks
Jason sfks 2 meses atrás
@Cyph3r we dont, unfortunately
gregory h
gregory h 2 meses atrás
Just Read the Story about the Three little 🐷🐷🐷
Cyph3r 2 meses atrás
Nature is the most powerful thing on earth - mankind should recognize that
Janet Ayala
Janet Ayala 2 meses atrás
This is incredible! Makes me want to cry and I don’t even live in Ft. Myers! I cannot believe this Ian, and it keeps on going now to the Carolinas, smh! Help us Jesus!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Lorraine Silao-Santos
Lorraine Silao-Santos 2 meses atrás
Same devastation that happened in Leyte Philippines after Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan... Lesson learned, never under estimate a Category 3-5 Super Typhoon.. specially Category 4-5..The storm surge will be like a tsunami..So if you're house is near the coast line..You better evacuate to higher grounds or at least a 3 story building with solid roofing that can withstand upto 130mph winds and you can be safe from catastrophic floodings...
fearview 2 meses atrás
This is such horror, the only thing i notice little bit different than Tsunami in my country Indonesia, the Tsunami brought all the sediment from the water inland. The black dark sediment.
JustLooking 2 meses atrás
My compliments to the drone pilot. Is there a word beyond devastation? No jealousy here unlike other commenters. This is a piece of paradise if you can afford it. No one with property or investment property is naive enough to assume this could not happen. Believe me, their insurance company remind them every renewal. A vast amount of history is lost. So sad. If you you are safe and have suffered no loss of life, your blessed. Prayers to all along Americas beautiful Florida and Carolina coasts. We are resilient 🇺🇸 God speed
T W 2 meses atrás
@Christine Polacek You are 100% right. There is no rapture. The word, rapture, is Not in the bible. It's sad, that so many people listen to, this world full of numerous false preachers/teachers/prophets, which Jesus warned us of. So tragic, to see this horrible and deadly destruction of homes, businesses, and lives. Praying for all. May God comfort and restore, and see every one effected, through this tragedy.
Pipsqwak 2 meses atrás
@alberta farmer They were saying that 2,000 years ago. I bet the people going through the Black Death in the 14th century thought it was end times, too. Disasters have been part of life on earth since...oh, I'm gonna say about the last 4.5 billion years or so. Ask the dinosaurs.
alberta farmer
alberta farmer 2 meses atrás
@pedi alconni Hi, just read your Bible literally and you will know that end times prophecy is being fulfilled all around us. GOD is giving us sign after sign but people ignore them and think " things will go back to normal eventually" but they won't. Normal as we know it is over forever! There will be more signs and time for unbelievers to repent and turn to GOD but then the rapture happens and the 7year Tribulation where all unbelievers will perish. Just read the Book of Revelation and listen to scholars like Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. David Reagan on end times events, the rapture and the millennial reign of CHRIST on this earth.. Blessings from AB
alberta farmer
alberta farmer 2 meses atrás
@Christine Polacek Hi, please learn the differences between the rapture ran the 2nd coming. Born again Christians are not appointed to the wrath of GOD, not even to the time of Temptation, our LORD promised so in Revelation 3:10. Read the Bible, listen to Dr. John Ankerberg on the rapture and Tribulation period
Christine Polacek
Christine Polacek 2 meses atrás
@alberta farmer no rapture .. sorry
barbara pasch
barbara pasch 2 meses atrás
Watching this reminds me of hurricane Andrew. I was in N Miami when it hit and when it was over I combed the beach saving as much coral as I could that came off the reef to donate to the museum. This hurricane Ian far surpassed Andrew and prayers to all those who now have to rebuild and start over
AnnaKQuinn 2 meses atrás
@barbara pasch because the trajectory was different.
barbara pasch
barbara pasch 2 meses atrás
@AnnaKQuinn Anna I lived in N MIami on the beach when Andrew hit. The ocean did not take over the land No .
barbara pasch
barbara pasch 2 meses atrás
@AnnaKQuinn If you remember Andrew did not flood out bridges or homes. The storm flattened everything in Homestead. Each storm was horrific in their own way! The only difference is the ocean did not overtake the land as Ian did flooding so much the land is now uninhabitable
AnnaKQuinn 2 meses atrás
Not true, Andrew was worst. Just this time there’s was more infrastructure compared to Andrew’s.
Mark 2 meses atrás
Paradise lost - The Memories that my sister and husband were able to have us share with them in this Paradise was gift to the next world!! Thank you Linda Thank you Larry !! You have been so Gracious to ALL
mourning 2 meses atrás
Thank you for this excellent drone footage.
CNSHUNTER 2 meses atrás
Man this is sad. I grew up down there but haven't been back in several years.
Henry Sousa
Henry Sousa Mês atrás
Thank you so much for this ( the best) video coverage of Ft. Myers Beach... ... Whoever you are, you are a great video producer... ...The last time I was in Ft. Myers Beach, I had breakfast on the top of the Launi ki before jumping on the BIG MONEY for a free ride and lunch buffet (7 years ago)... ...Spike Sousa, artist, Old Naples fl.🌴🎨
Leonard Vernon
Leonard Vernon 2 meses atrás
Heartbreaking to see.😥 Lived in Delray Beach 💗 and Orlando 💞
Patti Kujan
Patti Kujan 2 meses atrás
WHAT A TRAGEDY FOR SURE! MY HEARTS GO OUT TO EVERYONE..I live in Ct and was looking to move to Orange county or Lee county in the Spring..I am now rethinking this decission..MY QUESTTION>>>> how do you even clean up after something like this? Where does all the wood and furniture go? What is done with it? what do they do with all the boats? my mind is boggled! thank you and God Bless everyone including all the rescuers xo
anonygent 2 meses atrás
@MissNelly You can expect your house to be washed away every five years.
MissNelly 2 meses atrás
@CC True but I want a house near the beach lol
AnnaKQuinn 2 meses atrás
Money is better than heartstrings. Please say: My Money goes out to everyone affected.
James Cole AKA Eric Underwood
@MissNelly yup!
MissNelly 2 meses atrás
@James Cole AKA Eric Underwood ty
Raylene Hansen
Raylene Hansen Mês atrás
Having spent a lot of time on FL's east coast, I am shocked to see very little in the way of hurricane shutters.
Carole at Bunny Central
So much devastation, my heart is broken. All my favorite restaurants and stores have been obliterated. I pray for all the residents and workers who lost everything.
Steve Leetz
Steve Leetz Mês atrás
Thank You very much for your high quality coverage. I lived in the Cape 25 years and have been concerned how the south Cape made out. Not good obviously and worse than I had hoped for. Now is the time for a new plan entirely for the area. Good luck and see you soon.
ANNIE H. Mês atrás
Steve - to answer your question how the Southwest Cape made out...horrible... I live on SW 30th Terrace and we have been without power for over a week. Daily grocery store runs but things ARE looking up. LCEC is trying to restore the power. I tell you we stayed home and it was scary!
Taunter Atwill
Taunter Atwill Mês atrás
Imagine living there knowing that within a month another one can come! 😥
Dan Hayden
Dan Hayden 2 meses atrás
My favorite place in Florida. It's so beautiful. But a Dangerous place to build. My heart is broken. The people that live here. Know the risks of living in paradise. My prayers go out to the people Of FORT Myers.
Tj Wiets
Tj Wiets 2 meses atrás
Cat 4 landfall... part tsunami, part gigantic borderline F2/F3 tornado.
Ranjan behera.
Ranjan behera. 2 meses atrás
This is a power of nature...
The Living Miracle
The Living Miracle 2 meses atrás
one thing that stood out to me watching this video about Fort Meyers Beach was seeing how it wasn't built to defend against substantial storm surges. The beach is at the same level as the buildings are at. So when you get a substantial surge like Ian's, all that water goes inland. At Daytona Beach, they have a massive wall with the beach being 15-20ft below the buildings
Kevrock529 Mês atrás
@Tampa0123456789 11.25 ft was good enough here in SE Cape, which is crazy!! Thank goodness!
Kevrock529 Mês atrás
@Fraudci the Gone-man Exactly! that was the attraction to our area. What are the chances a hurricane will make that type of turn. Charlie and now almost 20 years later Ian. Most of those buildings were built in the 60's and 70's. The "New Generation of Ft Myer's Beach" will be fortresses that hopefully will be indestructible. We live, we learn, and we get better!!! Florida Modes!!
maumor2 Mês atrás
@mourning Perfect evidence that a "massive wall" is just a false sense of security
mourning Mês atrás
@maumor2 You're absolutely correct. Look at this recent video of Daytona with only small waves. I don't know if it's high or low tide... maybe you can tell us.
baretta369 Mês atrás
thebluetarp 2 meses atrás
Crazy how just 20 miles away on captiva damage is not nearly as bad. All homes and structures there are still standing.
anonygent 2 meses atrás
I was wondering how Captiva made out. We only had tree branches down out here in the sticks.
bkanegson 2 meses atrás
Captiva is some of the most hyper expensive real estate in the country, with mega houses owned by the ultra wealthy. Each property many millions. The buildings there are mostly bomb proof fortresses built to the latest codes. Those are the ones being shown. Sanibel is the island just to the south, connected by a small bridge. It is not quite as exclusive, a bit friendlier to the middle class. (though still high dollar.). But not as concentrated .01% ownership. There was tremendous damage to the more mainstream, often older, upper middle class type housing of Sanibel, under very similar conditions. More about the level of construction than proximity to the storm, as these two islands are small and right next to each other.
Jason sfks
Jason sfks 2 meses atrás
Obviously, i dont know why you are surprised. Hurricanes weaken the more they travel inland, which means that just from logic the coastal areas will be the most effected
jane0107 suarez
jane0107 suarez Mês atrás
My thoughts and prayers are all wt you all!
tim abell
tim abell 2 meses atrás
You are a great pilot .the destruction is unbelievable God help all those people
Neda Hopkins
Neda Hopkins 2 meses atrás
This was my life after Hurricane Ike,the Bolivar Peninsula was forever changed,didnt recognize the landscape at all,forever different, but we bounced back after a few years new homes new businesses, but different
Valerie Foronda
Valerie Foronda 2 meses atrás
Ft. Myers is not the only place that was wrecked by this hurricane. Take a look at us small towns that aren't popular. Our lives have been permanently changed.
Nancy Roane
Nancy Roane Mês atrás
I'm so very sorry for your losses and hope you get the help you need to recover.
Jim G
Jim G Mês atrás
@gameofjax Do you really think about what you are saying? Ah that there god of yours, if he was real caused ALL of this, super silly that anytime these natural disasters happen god couldn’t do a thing. If he was real it would be terrible, that he is so concerned about being the number one god, he says,” well time for some suffering for these people i love so much.” He sounds like the guy who loves his wife so much he beats her
Kenyon Bissett
Kenyon Bissett Mês atrás
The devastation of the areas being shown is horrific. The destruction of the infrastructure is overwhelming. It’s almost as if the whole area needs to be resurveyed, though I guess gps would do the same job. Reconstruction needs to be to the standard of the condominiums that survived.
Ronnie Evans
Ronnie Evans Mês atrás
@Jason Pal for a hurricane how do you blame anyone for that dummy
Deborah Bettack
Deborah Bettack Mês atrás
Next will be sink holes
Sir Laughsalot
Sir Laughsalot Mês atrás
Kind of reminds me of what I saw in Long Beach, MS after Katrina. Storm surge caused insane amounts of damage.
Angela White
Angela White 2 meses atrás
👍 crystal clear quality drone pics by a storm chaser. I know there are different brands & prices for drones - yours is top of the line. Thank you! ❤️. Such devastation - just surreal!
Pat Dimmel
Pat Dimmel Mês atrás
I went through Maria in 2017 on St Croix USVI. My love n prayers for the Florida population
William Andersen
William Andersen 2 meses atrás
This is the best drone footage I've seen
Joe Morrow
Joe Morrow 2 meses atrás
This is devastating to the eastern half of the country that vacation there,,,it's going to be awhile Snowbirds,,,,Godspeed to you local's 🙏
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drenee 2 meses atrás
Thank you for doing these videos, I have been away. Been calling friends. My one friend didn't live far from Best Western towards bay side. Her home is gone. Still haven't talked to her. We all worked at Reese's in the Estero Plaza, it closed a few yrs ago. You just missed the Plaza in this video. Want to go help. 😭😭🙏🙏 For now I'm sending Prayers, Friends. I have been looking for Louis, Omar and Salvador??
Kedo 2 meses atrás
This hurricane was the most powerful in many years. Stay safe, everyone!
Mike Hughes
Mike Hughes 2 meses atrás
When I look at this I realize just how lucky I got. I'm in Largo, a mile from the Gulf and we didn't even lose power. There, but for the grace of God, go I.
Sandra Chank
Sandra Chank 2 meses atrás
I loved seeing the flag flying in the midst of the chaos. We will overcome. God bless you all.
nijuo joing
nijuo joing 2 meses atrás
With all the devastation some of it hardly looks touched as far as the buildings go. Thank you for sharing this footage.
Nidia Luccioni
Nidia Luccioni 2 meses atrás
Oh wow It Looks Like A War Zone Homes Crushed So Sad And Scary What This Erupting Powerful Hurricane Ian Bought To Florida 🌪 People
Mark Johnston
Mark Johnston 2 meses atrás
I would like to help, what other towns got hit hard?
James Molley
James Molley 2 meses atrás
This looks like a war zone, praying for help to come from every corner of the nation to help these people. Pray!
saulDseer Mês atrás
5:14 - if only you would’ve known that the little beach front building would still be standing… you could’ve sat on the roof and got the best storm footage in the history. I’m sure soon we will start seeing more footage release. Thanks for sharing this.
Ver Peliculas
Ver Peliculas 2 meses atrás
Wow! for those dreaming of living by the beach, this is a tremendous example of why you should not.
Ver Peliculas
Ver Peliculas 2 meses atrás
@Cyph3r Well, tell that to mother nature and father global warming.
Scotty steadman
Scotty steadman 2 meses atrás
@Cyph3r Fools Gold!! This can happen anywhere!! Anytime you must be Special if you think otherwise!!
Cyph3r 2 meses atrás
People on the beaches of California, New Jersey, New York, etc have no worries - this tends to happen in FL, SC, etc so no
Karen Reichenbaugh
Karen Reichenbaugh 2 meses atrás
Caroline White
Caroline White 2 meses atrás
Where do you even begin with the clean up of all this, it will take forever with the amount of destruction caused. I hope there was no loss of life and everyone got out before this hit. I pray for everyone of you effected by this and send my deepest love to you all x
COVFEFE 2 meses atrás
10 yrs
Emmaiyene Jaeyare
Emmaiyene Jaeyare Mês atrás
Wow! I thought more media lies and government cover up until this! Silent post appreciated. Great drone coverage, thanks.
Cary Misenar
Cary Misenar 2 meses atrás
Such devastation I vacationed on FMB about 5 years ago and it was an awesome place to vacation! I definitely was going back, but I guess it won’t be for a few more years at least😢
Ribalder R
Ribalder R 2 meses atrás
itll be alot o years..
348Tobico 2 meses atrás
It rips my heart to think of anyone withstanding the forces of this hurricane. The terror! The awful sound of death all around! How can we as the fellow citizens comfort these needy souls?
michele deforge
michele deforge 2 meses atrás
So sad😢 Incomprehensible. I just visited there for a day, Labor Day week. Those unfortunate residents and business owners. Where do you begin to clean up? How do you clean up debris from such a vast area? Praying daily for everyone there 🙏
Newton Cismotto
Newton Cismotto 2 meses atrás
The big question is: How is it possible to allow wooden buildings in Florida? This is insane.
ScarabChris 2 meses atrás
15:45 wow that house looks untouched except for the flooded pool and landscaping ravaged. Must be a newer house built with the highest of standards. Looks a bit higher up off the ground than the other houses. I bet the surge waters went right under leaving the inside untouched. It withstood the hurricane winds nicely.
Paul Huval
Paul Huval 2 meses atrás
Living next to the water can be beautiful and destructive it will take a few years to come back but i am sure they will.
Vintage Junk to Funk
Vintage Junk to Funk 2 meses atrás
I swear these drones have followed me before.. Uhhhh this is so sad it’s total devastating that will take years to rebuild
Keith Benjamin
Keith Benjamin 2 meses atrás
12:11 that house stood well , great architect on that one
nextcity Mês atrás
There is a natural beauty to hurricane damage. Especially when compared to tornado damage. And palm trees sure are impressive in their ability to withstand damage.
Joe Bring
Joe Bring 2 meses atrás
I rebuilt once after a flood! I don’t think I could do it again!
Billy Topa
Billy Topa 2 meses atrás
Amazing footage, that place is totally destroyed. Where and how do they start to rebuild?
Joan Broadway
Joan Broadway 2 meses atrás
It was such a fun vibrant place. Absolutely devastated.
A Rod
A Rod 2 meses atrás
sorry for these people 😔, glad I live 500 miles from the nearest coast.
Mike Peters
Mike Peters 2 meses atrás
I'm wondering if the intact blue home showed at 12:20 was built under improved hurricane construction guidelines, or if they just got lucky to have their home apparently still intact
Jeffrey A. Bowman
Jeffrey A. Bowman 2 meses atrás
I think if anyone rebuilds a home there that this home should be the model
Jim Frankovich
Jim Frankovich 2 meses atrás
This is sad to see. I'm going to be real though when I say this is going to happen again and again and again. If you live on the coast you have to know that this is going to happen. Not IF but when. It's a gamble you make when deciding to live on the coast.
1967250s Mês atrás
Just incredible. And that one bright blue house on stilts, sitting like a princess, undamaged.
The Long Last Road Trip
This is so incredibly sad😔 . The footage is excellent though
Susan DiCasoli
Susan DiCasoli Mês atrás
2:12 to 2;38 looks like the Outrigger Beach Resort! How awful. We stayed there last year ,late October 2021. Very sad and very disturbing.
Yoshimie Shin
Yoshimie Shin 2 meses atrás
Never be arrogant ! Be humble.
Firewalker G
Firewalker G 2 meses atrás
So sad. Praying for everyone there. Praying for 1st responders etc
Kathy Coudrey
Kathy Coudrey 2 meses atrás
OMG looks like a war zone 😢