Humberto Sánchez, a victim of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Florida – Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
A time-lapse video shows when Hurricane Ian rips off a house in Fort Myers, Florida, which ends up floating in the waters.
Storm chaser Max Olson captured the footage on Wednesday.
In the footage shared on his YouTube channel, the residence is seen being swept away by the waters of the system until it is swallowed up.
Fort Myers, a city of just over 86,000 people, is one of the areas hardest hit by the hurricane that made landfall as a Category 4 on Wednesday.
In the city, flooding has affected hundreds of homes and trapped dozens waiting to be rescued.
Joe Fernandez, a motorcycle builder, told USA Today that he decided to stay in the Cape Coral-Ft. Myers metro area to help his neighbors, some of whom are immigrants afraid to ask authorities for help.
“I am young. I can swim. I can stay back,” she said. “There are many older people here who were living the American dream…A lot of those people can’t go anywhere because they don’t have anybody,” he added.
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The 31-year-old resident questioned why the authorities have not come to verify the situation in the area where he was.
“This is not fair. This is wrong. This is really bad. Please, I mean, it’s already going on for three days. Nobody has come to check on these people,” he insisted. “These people ate yesterday because we cooked. These people drank water yesterday because we brought water,” he said.