Photos: Damage and destruction from Hurricane Ian

A car drives through a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla.
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As Hurricane Ian sets his sights on the Carolina’s, officials in Floridia continue to assess the damage wrought by Ian.

Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through inundated streets to save thousands of Floridians trapped amid flooded homes and buildings shattered by Hurricane Ian.

Jake Moses, left, and Heather Jones explore a section of destroyed businesses at Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
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People paddle by in a canoe next to a submerged Corvette in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Orlando, Fla.
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A damaged causeway to Florida's Sanibel Island is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
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Authorities transport a person out of the Avante nursing home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Orlando, Fla.
Authorities transport a person out of the Avante nursing home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Orlando, Fla.
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Partly submerged boats in a marina.
Boats at a marina in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday.
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A structure burns by a beach.
A home burns on Sanibel Island, Fla., in the wake of Hurricane Ian on Thursday.
(Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)
A beach-side neighborhood with many destroyed or damaged homes and debris.
Damaged homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., on Thursday.
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A person walks in a flooded area in front of a wrecked home.
Holly Nugyn walks out of her flooded neighborhood after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Thursday in Fort Myers, Fla.
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A damaged boat is wedged between low apartment buildings.
Brenda Brennan sits next to a boat that pushed against her apartment when Hurricane Ian passed through the area in Fort Myers. Brennan said the boat floated in around 7 p.m.
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Brenda Brennan sits next to a boat that pushed against her apartment when Hurricane Ian passed through Fort Myers.
Boats are pushed up on a causeway after Hurricane Ian passed through Fort Myers, Florida.
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=Stedi Scuderi looks over her apartment after flood water inundated it when Hurricane Ian passed through Fort Myers, Florida
=Stedi Scuderi looks over her apartment after flood water inundated it when Hurricane Ian passed through Fort Myers, Florida.
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A stoplight pole blown down by Hurricane Ian winds, rests on Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Fla.
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People walk in the receding waters of Tampa Bay due to the low tide from Hurricane Ian in Tampa, Fla. on Wednesday.
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People wearing rain gear walk along a street in Orlando, Fla., amid Hurricane Ian.
People brace winds and rain while walking along International Drive in Orlando, Fla., as the effects of Hurricane Ian are felt in central Florida on Wednesday.
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Firefighters look out at firetruck submerged in flood waters from Hurricane Ian.
Firefighters in Naples, Fla., look at a firetruck submerged in flood waters driven by Hurricane Ian on Wednesday.
(Naples Fire-Rescue Department)
An overturned airplane in Hurricane Ian's aftermath
An airplane overturned by a possible tornado produced by the outer bands of Hurricane Ian at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines on Florida’s Atlantic coast, more than 100 miles from the hurricane’s eye.
(Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)
Cars damaged from an apparent overnight tornado in Delray Beach, Fla.
Cars damaged from an apparent overnight tornado spawned from Hurricane Ian in Delray Beach, Fla.
(Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel )
A boat sways in shallow water as Hurricane Ian approaches a neighborhood in St. Petersburg, Fla.
A boat sways in shallow water as Hurricane Ian approaches the Coquina Key neighborhood of St. Petersburg, Fla., on Wednesday.
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A man and a woman walk through the parking lot of a condominium complex damaged by an apparent tornado
Maria Esturilho is escorted by her son Tony Esturilho as they leave behind the damage from an apparent overnight tornado spawned by Hurricane Ian at the Kings Point seniors community in Delray Beach, Fla., on Wednesday.
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An emergency vehicle is the only automobile on a causeway as whitecaps churn below
An emergency vehicle travels on the otherwise deserted Sunshine Skyway over Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
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A resident looks out her window as a worker boards up a broken window from an apparent overnight tornado
A resident of the Kings Point senior community in Delray Beach, Fla., looks out her window as a man boards up an adjacent window broken by an apparent overnight tornado spawned by Hurricane Ian.
(Carline Jean / South Florida Sun-Sentinel)
A tree branch broken by strong winds from Hurricane Ian  in Sarasota, Fla.
A tree branch broken by the strong winds from Hurricane Ian in Sarasota, Fla.
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Utility trucks are staged in a rural lot in The Villages of Sumter County, Fla.
Utility company trucks are staged at The Villages in Sumter County, Fla., waiting for the storm to pass so crews can fan out to begin restoring services.
(Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel)