Satellite images taken on September 30 showed the widespread damage left along Florida’s west coast by Hurricane Ian.
The images, released by Maxar Technologies, show aerial damage to Florida Fawcett Hospital in Port Charlotte, the bridge washed out on the Pine Island causeway, as well as damage to a number of locations in Fort Myers Beach.
Nearly two million people were left without power across Florida, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, after Ian swept through large parts of the state as a hurricane.
Risk-modeling firm, Karen Clarke and co., told Bloomberg it estimated that Hurricane Ian will cost private US insurers $63 billion in claims, the largest storm-related losses in Florida’s history.
Ian was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone after making landfall as a hurricane in South Carolina on Friday.
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