Video/Roofs torn off and cars destroyed, everything Hurricane Ian left behind
The catastrophic hurricane turned cities into lakes and left a trail of destruction that defies imagination.
The roof of an intensive care unit in Port Charlotte collapsed, flooding the hospital ward. In Fort Myers, a 10-foot storm surge tossed cars and left them wrecked on the road.
These are just some of the first reports of damage from the battered west coast of Florida, while there are also reports of casualties, but numbers are still unconfirmed.
“This could be the deadliest hurricane in Florida history. The numbers are still unclear, but we're hearing early reports of what could be significant loss of life," Biden said during a visit to Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters for a briefing on hurricane response.
"We continue to see deadly rainfall, catastrophic storms, flooded roads and homes," Biden added. "We're seeing millions of people without power and thousands stranded in schools and community centers."
President Biden approved an aid package for areas affected by Hurricane Ian in the state of Florida, which is now downgraded to a tropical storm.