News 6 viewers, reporters share images of Ian’s impacts

Hurricane Ian battering much of state after making landfall in Southwest Florida

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Hurricane Ian battered much of the state after making landfall in Southwest Florida as a powerful Category 4 storm, leaving significant damage and flooding virtually everywhere it touched.

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The hurricane’s center struck Wednesday afternoon near Cayo Costa, a protected barrier island just west of heavily populated Fort Myers. The massive storm was expected to trigger flooding across a wide area of Florida as it crawled northeastward across the peninsula.

As the storm moves across Florida and toward Central Florida, News 6 viewers are sharing images of the damage and impacts around their homes. News 6′s team of reporters are also sharing images and video of the storm.

Cheryl

Flooding from St John River

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Jacksonville
Ninatran

Our lake flooded over and the water flooded onto our streets and into our home so we used our inflatable pool to move around

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Orlando

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Stephanie OHagan

Front Street in Fernandina Beach,Fl just after high tide today. Railroad tracks and street under water.

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Fernandina Beach
Richard Holcomb

This is what we woke up to this morning! A 3-acre lake with our house on an island!

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Sanford
Taylor Stroup captured this picture of a fallen tree at the Breakers Apartments in Daytona Beach. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)
Trooper Steve Montiero spotted two people swimming in Lake Eola, which jumped its banks following Ian. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)
Ana81

Tree falls on the house - Mandarin

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Jacksonville
knithappy

Road to Carlucci boat ramp has flooded this morning.

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Jacksonville
Tanda

Michigander visiting cocoa beach. Hurricane Ian coming though.

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Cocoa Beach
MichelleH
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Orange Park
David Showalter
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Orlando
Cb5128

Hurricane Ian in Casselberry. Some flashes in the distance.

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Casselberry
Hurricane Ian is battering much of the state after making landfall in Southwest Florida as a powerful Category 4 storm, leaving significant damage and flooding virtually everywhere it touches

Below are some of the most powerful images shared with News 6 through our PinIt! program. You can submit your photos and they may be used on broadcast and online.


A tree down in Fernandina Beach, submitted by G8rsteve (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)
Tree down in Fernandina Beach, submitted by Lori H B (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)
Becky,Beckyroberts888

Brevard County already had a backed up ditch last week and everyone's water flows down to th clogged ditch and into our yards evenBEFORE the hurricane :(

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Mims
A tree uprooted in Apopka, submitted by Kelly T (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)
Mikmu

Caught the last one of three.

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Jacksonville
Video from South Titusville along Indian River. Credit Carolyn Thorndyke-Sonnamaker
BazzNSB

This is the garage at Oceanwalk. Notice the stairwell door held open by the wind.

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New Smyrna Beach
FLMami32225

Tree & debris down... around 6pm Wednesday evening, at the BEGINNING of Ian's weather impacting Jacksonville!! Prayers for all impacted!!

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Jacksonville
News 6 viewer Antonio Iraheta submitted this video of flooding from Ian in the area of Rio Grande Avenue and Americana Boulevard.
News 6 viewer Antonio Iraheta submitted this picture of flooding from Ian in the area of Rio Grande Avenue and Americana Boulevard. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)
News 6 viewer Ashley Michelle submitted this picture of flooding from Ian in the area of Rouse Road and Colonial Drive. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)
Floodwater from a creek in Winter Springs — risen by Hurricane Ian — washed out part of Shore Road in a residential area, video taken by News 6's Jacob Langston shows.
Sanford resident Norman Rolf shared photos of his neighborhood and house, which he said had taken on 3 to 4 feet of water due to Ian. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)
Sanford resident Norman Rolf shared photos of his neighborhood and house, which he said had taken on 3 to 4 feet of water due to Ian. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)
Sanford resident Norman Rolf shared photos of his neighborhood and house, which he said had taken on 3 to 4 feet of water due to Ian. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)
A News 6 viewer from Willa Lake Circle in Oviedo sent in this picture of a downed tree on a flooded roadway. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

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About the Author:

Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.