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What does a storm surge look like? Watch this video from Hurricane Ian

SANIBEL ISLAND, FL (WFLA) — Time-lapse footage showed the storm surge that hit Sanibel, Florida on Wednesday as Hurricane Ian made landfall.

A traffic camera captured video of how strong winds and flooding completely flooded an intersection on the island. Timelapse shows Periwinkle Road and Casa Ibel Road in Sanibel. A Twitter user @BirdingPeepWx said the camera recorded worsening conditions for 30 minutes, from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Another Twitter user shared this is a video of the storm surge which affects Marco Island.

Storm surge is often considered the greatest threat to life and property during hurricanes, according to The National Hurricane Center. Of the approximately 1,500 people who died in Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the NHC says many lost their lives directly or indirectly as a result of storm surge.

The NHC explains that storm surges are “abnormal surges of water that occur as a result of a storm, above the predicted astronomical tides.” They can cause extreme floods, such as in Naples cars ended up under water, and the child, as reported, was almost swept away.

Splashes form when wind from a storm pushes water toward the ground, causing it to accumulate. Because of their complexity, the NHC says that even the smallest changes in a storm — whether it’s intensity, speed, size, central pressure, or approach to the coast, or the shape and features of the coast — can change the storm surge.

Hurricane Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, packing maximum winds of 150 miles per hour. It is one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the US, flooding city streets and snapping trees along Florida’s west coast.

Associated Press and Storyful contributed to this report.



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What does a storm surge look like? Watch this video from Hurricane Ian

SANIBEL ISLAND, FL (WFLA) — Time-lapse footage showed the storm surge that hit Sanibel, Florida on Wednesday as Hurricane Ian made landfall.

A traffic camera captured video of how strong winds and flooding completely flooded an intersection on the island. Timelapse shows Periwinkle Road and Casa Ibel Road in Sanibel. A Twitter user @BirdingPeepWx said the camera recorded worsening conditions for 30 minutes, from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Another Twitter user shared this is a video of the storm surge which affects Marco Island.

Storm surge is often considered the greatest threat to life and property during hurricanes, according to The National Hurricane Center. Of the approximately 1,500 people who died in Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the NHC says many lost their lives directly or indirectly as a result of storm surge.

The NHC explains that storm surges are “abnormal surges of water that occur as a result of a storm, above the predicted astronomical tides.” They can cause extreme floods, such as in Naples cars ended up under water, and the child, as reported, was almost swept away.

Splashes form when wind from a storm pushes water toward the ground, causing it to accumulate. Because of their complexity, the NHC says that even the smallest changes in a storm — whether it’s intensity, speed, size, central pressure, or approach to the coast, or the shape and features of the coast — can change the storm surge.

Hurricane Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, packing maximum winds of 150 miles per hour. It is one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the US, flooding city streets and snapping trees along Florida’s west coast.

Associated Press and Storyful contributed to this report.



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