The Devastation of Hurricane Ian



An aerial view of damaged boats after Hurricane Ian caused widespread destruction in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S., September 29, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Diego Navarro, Staff Writer

On September 28, 2022 a hurricane hit Cuba and then went on to Fort Myers in Florida. It impacted lives and destroyed everything in its path. This hurricane was a category four hurricane and named Ian. 

It had winds as powerful as 150 mph which is ferocious and caused major damage to its surroundings.  Hurricane Ian got its power and or strength from the water of Florida which is warm. This makes the hurricane more powerful and causes tremendous damage. Hurricane Ian’s extreme flooding and fierce winds caused more than $60 billion dollars in property damage in Florida. The 20 inches of rain was no match for anything as it dismantled everything. This specific hurricane was one of the most powerful from this decade. 

117 people have died because of this storm. Some of the causes of the deaths were from drowning and suffocation. 

A majority of these people lived near the coast of Florida where the hurricane hit hardest and they lost everything.

The majority of the deaths from the hurricane happened at Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island.