Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc on southwest Florida — trapping residents in flooded homes, damaging at least one hospital, and leaving over two million without power Wednesday before it was downgraded to a category 1 huracán.
Ian made landfall over the Sunshine State as a category 4 storm with winds of up to 150 miles per hour — making it one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the country.
It left a path of destruction throughout the Gulf Coast, flooding neighborhoods, homes and buildings with its storm surge and heavy rains.
An emergency room inside ER of HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital in Port Charlotte was inundated with water as powerful winds tore through the facility’s roof — exposing its intensive care unit to the dangerous elements, according to a doctor at the hospital.
Water poured down onto the ICU as staffers rushed the hospital’s sickest patients — some of whom were on ventilators — to other floors, de acuerdo con el Dr.. Birgit Bodine.