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Hurricane Ian swamps southwest Florida

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART MUST CREDIT KENEDI TAYLOR/PART MUST CREDIT TARIN NAGEL/NAPLES FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT/PART MUST CREDIT NATHANIEL ADKINS++INCLUDES ON-SCREEN ANNOTATIONS++VALIDATED UGC - MUST CREDIT KENEDI TAYLOR++USER GENERATED CONTENT: This video has been authenticated by AP based on the following validation checks:++Video and audio content checked against known locations and events by regional experts++Video is consistent with independent AP reporting++Video cleared for use by all AP clients by Kenedi Taylor++Mandatory on-screen credit to Kenedi TaylorFort Myers, Florida – 28 September 2022++VERTICAL VIDEO++++CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE++1. Various shots of flooding in downtown Fort MyersANNOTATION: Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday. The storm turned streets into rivers, knocking out power to 1.8 million people and threatened catastrophic damage further inland. The hurricane's center struck near Cayo Costa, a protected barrier island just west of heavily populated Fort Myers. A coastal sheriff's office reported that it was getting many calls from people trapped in homes. VALIDATED UGC - MUST CREDIT TARIN NAGEL/NAPLES FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT++USER GENERATED CONTENT: This video has been authenticated by AP based on the following validation checks:++Video and audio content checked against known locations and events by regional experts++Video is consistent with independent AP reporting++Video cleared for use by all AP clients by Tarin Nagel++Mandatory on-screen credit to Tarin Nagel/Naples Fire Rescue DepartmentNaples, Florida – 28 September 2022++VERTICAL VIDEO++2. Various of of fire crew rescuing civilianANNOTATION: The Category 4 storm slammed the coast with 150 mph (241 kph) winds and pushed a wall of storm surge accumulated during its march over the Gulf. More than 1.8 million Florida homes and businesses were without electricity, according to PowerOutage.us. VALIDATED UGC - MUST CREDIT NATHANIEL ADKINS++USER GENERATED CONTENT: This video has been authenticated by AP based on the following validation checks:++Video and audio content checked by regional experts against known locations and events++Video is consistent with independent AP reporting++Video cleared for use by all AP clients by content creator Nathaniel AdkinsCrystal Beach, Florida - 28 September 2022 3. Cellphone video showing receding ocean at Crystal Beach, UPSOUND (English) Nathaniel Adkins: "Hey Everybody. This is Crystal Beach. We are safe right now and things are going okay. But you can see the water from Ian has drained out the entire Gulf here. We're right here at the Gulf. It's. It's pretty empty. Usually this is completely full of water and it's pretty grassy out there. And Em and I are staying safe. And you can see that the water is gone pretty much completely out. And that's because the hurricane has sucked up all the water and is moving it around."ANNOTATION: The storm previously tore into Cuba, killing two people and bringing down the country's electrical grid.About 2.5 million people were ordered to evacuate southwest Florida before Ian hit, but by law no one could be forced to flee. STORYLINE:Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday, turning streets into rivers, knocking out power to 1.6 million people and threatening catastrophic damage further inland. A coastal sheriff's office reported that it was getting many calls from people trapped in homes. The hurricane's center struck near Cayo Costa, a protected barrier island just west of heavily populated Fort Myers. The Category 4 storm slammed the coast with 150 mph (241 kph) winds and pushed a wall of storm surge accumulated during its slow march over the Gulf. More than 1.6 million Florida homes and businesses were without electricity, according to PowerOutage.us. The storm previously tore into Cuba, killing two people and bringing down the country's electrical grid.About 2.5 million people were ordered to evacuate southwest Florida before Ian hit, but by law no one could be forced to flee. Nearly every home and business in three counties were without power. Though expected to weaken to a tropical storm as it marches inland at about 9 mph (14 kph), Ian's hurricane force winds were likely to be felt well into central Florida. Hours after landfall, top sustained winds had dropped to 125 mph (205 kph), making it a Category 3 hurricane. Still, storm surges as high as 6 feet (2 meters) were expected on the opposite side of the state, in northeast Florida.“This is going to be a nasty nasty day, two days,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said, urging people in Ian’s path along the Atlantic coast to rush to the safest possible shelter and stay there.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.

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