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WATCH: Lee County sheriff’s video from air shows devastated areas from Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian made its official landfall in Lee County on Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane.
Video from the Lee County Sheriff shows a destroyed road in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
Video from the Lee County Sheriff shows a destroyed road in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. [ Lee County Sheriff ]
Published Sep. 29

Images of the destruction are beginning to emerge after Hurricane Ian tore through southwest Florida on Wednesday.

Related: ‘Absolute devastation’: Hurricane Ian decimates Fort Myers Beach

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno flew over parts of Lee County that were the most impacted by the storm and posted the video to Twitter. Hurricane Ian made its official landfall in Lee County.

Related: Section of Sanibel Causeway wiped out by Hurricane Ian

The video shows destroyed causeways, homes blown to the ground and pervasive flooding.

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Tampa Bay Times Hurricane coverage

TAMPA BAY CLOSURES: What to know about bridges, roads in Ian’s aftermath

WHEN THE STORM HAS PASSED: Now what? Safety tips for returning home.

POST-STORM QUESTIONS: After Hurricane Ian, how to get help with fallen trees, food, damaged shelter.

WEATHER EFFECTS: Hurricane Ian was supposed to slam Tampa Bay head on. What happened?

WHAT TO DO IF HURRICANE DAMAGES YOUR HOME: Stay calm, then call your insurance company.

SCHOOLS: Will schools reopen quickly after Hurricane Ian passes? It depends.

SELF-CARE: Protect your mental health during a hurricane.

IT’S STORM SEASON: Get ready and stay informed at tampabay.com/hurricane.

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