11 Fact-Checked Tweets That Show Hurricane Ian’s Catastrophic Damage

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A mermaid statue is left stranded on the shore in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Florida, on September 29, 2022. GIORGIO VIERA / AFP / Getty Images
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Hurricane Ian slammed into Southwest Florida Wednesday afternoon as a monstrous Category 4 storm with winds of 150 mph, causing catastrophic flooding and widespread damage.

The storm was downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday morning as winds weakened to 65 mph. However, Ian continues to batter Florida as it marches north. More than 2.6 million Florida energy customers are still without power Thursday, according to the tracker PowerOutage.us. The storm is poised to become one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency. President Joe Biden also declared a major disaster in Florida, which brings federal aid to the relief efforts.

Here are 11 fact-checked tweets that show the harrowing damage Ian has caused so far.

1. Via @YWNReporter

2. Via @NBC2

3. Via @AmoneyResists

4. Via @mikebettes

6. Via @WxBrenn

7. Via @wxkaitlin

8. Via @JBrewerBoston25

9. Via @itsbethbooker

10. Via @WESH

11. Via @BrianEntin

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