Hurricane Ian flooding: Photos, videos show extent of flooding, damage in Central Florida

Hurricane Ian left many areas of Florida underwater after making landfall on Wednesday afternoon. The system – which reached Category 4 hurricane strengthen – is now a tropical storm but continued to drench Central Florida as it tracked across the state. 

Rescue efforts were underway after many residents got trapped in flooded roadways and stranded in vehicles. On Thursday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called the devastation a "500-year flood event."

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A damaged traffic light leans into the road in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Orlando, Florida on September 28, 2022. 

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Flooding in East Orange County, near Alafaya Trail