Images of flooding Thursday morning from St. Augustine’s bayside and nearby neighborhoods filled social media channels and we showed it to you live on News4JAX.com and Channel 4.
Northeast Florida’s coastline faced strong winds and heavy rain, while Central Florida saw flooding, power outages and damage as Ian pushed across the state and into the Atlantic Ocean.
A TV station in Ft. Myers flooded on the first floor, a line of ambulances sat outside Naples, flooding happened in downtown Orlando, flooding took over downtown St. Augustine and some flooding happened in Nassau County, while trees went down in Jacksonville -- below are some of the more interesting and shocking videos and pictures from Ian:
Storm surge got into our WINK studios in Fort Myers, flooded the entire first floor. Lost power and was unable to continue broadcasting on tv/radio. No timetable on return to air. #Ian was the strongest hurricane in Southwest Florida history. Widespread destruction heading home. pic.twitter.com/w6is0EXcpD— Matt Devitt (@MattDevittWINK) September 29, 2022
UPDATE: The FL Turnpike is closed for the northbound lanes at mile marker 254 and southbound lanes at mile marker 267 in Orange County due to significant flooding. Additionally, the central FL Service Plazas remain closed until the storm passes. pic.twitter.com/Jw88TLxQCW— FHP Orlando (@FHPOrlando) September 29, 2022
Dozens of ambulances lined up just outside of Naples pic.twitter.com/bIF24PLqRl— Brandon Beyer (@beyernews) September 29, 2022
Semoran Blvd., one of #Orlando’s most traveled roads, is currently under a foot of rain water from Hurricane #Ian. @WESH @WFTVNewsDesk @WFTVWeather @news6wkmg @MyNews13Weather @fox35orlando pic.twitter.com/yvOkd1fcHl— Chris Gent, APR CPRC (@chrisgent) September 29, 2022
Officers continue to patrol the streets during hazardous conditions. Flash flooding is still an issue out there. Please do not get on the roadways. Stay home unless it is an emergency. #HurricaneIan pic.twitter.com/3XiHdySjkY— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) September 29, 2022
Important message from St. Augustine city manager: do NOT drive through flooded neighborhood streets. Moving vehicles can push water into houses that were not previously flooding. If you have to drive, drive slowly 🚨 @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/DOxHQJtzJM— Anne Maxwell (@AnneMaxwellWJXT) September 29, 2022
#TropicalStormIan UPDATE: Many roads along the St. Johns County coastline are impassable. These photos were taken moments ago at the 7500 block of A1A South.— St. Johns Co EOC (@StJohnsEOC) September 29, 2022
Please DO NOT drive on flooded roads. We urge residents to shelter in place and stay out of flood waters. #MySJCFL pic.twitter.com/6RvrAVytXh
Be careful! Nassau County is seeing flooding in several areas. This is a look at the Amelia Island Yacht Basin. pic.twitter.com/twbW4307ZG— Nassau County SO (@NCSO_FL) September 29, 2022
ALERT ‼️ Calls to service for downed trees are increasing as we creep closer to the worst of the weather from Ian…. Please stay off the roads and take shelter. @CityofJax @JaxReady @JSOPIO pic.twitter.com/7dgm8wG2jV— THEJFRD (@THEJFRD) September 29, 2022
News4JAX has received multiple reports of trees falling on houses, cars, fences and more as wind and rain continue to move through Jacksonville. The first photo is after a tree fell on a home in Arlington. Have a photo? Upload it to #SnapJAX! Just click the 🔗 in our bio. pic.twitter.com/NN5btOgtWw— News4JAX (@wjxt4) September 29, 2022