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Photos: Damage and destruction from Hurricane Ian

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A car drives through a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla. (RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP/Getty Images) © Provided by LA Times A car drives through a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla. (RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP/Getty Images)

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. (Douglas R. Clifford/Associated Press) © (Douglas R. Clifford/Associated Press) Jake Moses, left, and Heather Jones explore a section of destroyed businesses at Fort Myers Beach, Fla. (Douglas R. Clifford/Associated Press) People paddle by in a canoe next to a submerged Corvette in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Orlando, Fla. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) © (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) People paddle by in a canoe next to a submerged Corvette in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Orlando, Fla. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) A damaged causeway to Florida's Sanibel Island is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press) © (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press) A damaged causeway to Florida's Sanibel Island is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press) Authorities transport a person out of the Avante nursing home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Orlando, Fla. (John Raoux / Associated Press) © (John Raoux / Associated Press) Authorities transport a person out of the Avante nursing home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Orlando, Fla. (John Raoux / Associated Press) Boats at a marina in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday. (Giorgio Viera / AFP ) © (Giorgio Viera / AFP ) Boats at a marina in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday. (Giorgio Viera / AFP ) A home burns on Sanibel Island, Fla., in the wake of Hurricane Ian on Thursday. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press) © (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press) A home burns on Sanibel Island, Fla., in the wake of Hurricane Ian on Thursday. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press) Damaged homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., on Thursday. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press) © (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press) Damaged homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., on Thursday. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press) Holly Nugyn walks out of her flooded neighborhood after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Thursday in Fort Myers, Fla. (Steve Helber / Associated Press) © (Steve Helber / Associated Press) Holly Nugyn walks out of her flooded neighborhood after Hurricane Ian passed by the area Thursday in Fort Myers, Fla. (Steve Helber / Associated Press) 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. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images) © (Joe Raedle / Getty Images) 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. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images) Boats are pushed up on a causeway after Hurricane Ian passed through Fort Myers, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) © (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Boats are pushed up on a causeway after Hurricane Ian passed through Fort Myers, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) =Stedi Scuderi looks over her apartment after flood water inundated it when Hurricane Ian passed through Fort Myers, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) © (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) =Stedi Scuderi looks over her apartment after flood water inundated it when Hurricane Ian passed through Fort Myers, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) A stoplight pole blown down by Hurricane Ian winds, rests on Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Fla. (Willie J. Allen Jr. / Orlando Sentinel ) © (Willie J. Allen Jr. / Orlando Sentinel ) A stoplight pole blown down by Hurricane Ian winds, rests on Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Fla. (Willie J. Allen Jr. / Orlando Sentinel ) People walk in the receding waters of Tampa Bay due to the low tide from Hurricane Ian in Tampa, Fla. on Wednesday. (Willie J. Allen Jr. / Orlando Sentinel) © (Willie J. Allen Jr. / Orlando Sentinel) People walk in the receding waters of Tampa Bay due to the low tide from Hurricane Ian in Tampa, Fla. on Wednesday. (Willie J. Allen Jr. / Orlando Sentinel) 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. (Joe Burbank / Orlando Sentinel) © (Joe Burbank / Orlando Sentinel) 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. (Joe Burbank / Orlando Sentinel) Firefighters in Naples, Fla., look at a firetruck submerged in flood waters driven by Hurricane Ian on Wednesday. (Naples Fire-Rescue Department) © (Naples Fire-Rescue Department) Firefighters in Naples, Fla., look at a firetruck submerged in flood waters driven by Hurricane Ian on Wednesday. (Naples Fire-Rescue Department) 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) © (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press) 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 spawned from Hurricane Ian in Delray Beach, Fla. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel ) © ((Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel ) 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 the Coquina Key neighborhood of St. Petersburg, Fla., on Wednesday. (Tristan Wheelock / Bloomberg via Getty Images) © (Tristan Wheelock / Bloomberg via Getty Images) A boat sways in shallow water as Hurricane Ian approaches the Coquina Key neighborhood of St. Petersburg, Fla., on Wednesday. (Tristan Wheelock / Bloomberg via Getty Images) 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. (Carline Jean /South Florida Sun-Sentinel ) © (Carline Jean /South Florida Sun-Sentinel ) 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. (Carline Jean /South Florida Sun-Sentinel ) An emergency vehicle travels on the otherwise deserted Sunshine Skyway over Tampa Bay on Wednesday. (Florida Department of Transportation / Associated Press) © (Associated Press) An emergency vehicle travels on the otherwise deserted Sunshine Skyway over Tampa Bay on Wednesday. (Florida Department of Transportation / Associated Press) 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) © (Carline Jean /South Florida Sun-Sentinel) 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 the strong winds from Hurricane Ian in Sarasota, Fla. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) © (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) A tree branch broken by the strong winds from Hurricane Ian in Sarasota, Fla. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) 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) © (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel) 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)

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