Stunning photos show Hurricane Ian .’s devastating aftermath

Extremely dangerous conditions continue in Florida as Hurricane Ian, now a tropical storm, moved north along the Atlantic coast, leaving a trail of destruction.

Ian fell anywhere from 6 inches to 20 inches of rain over central Florida, with peak wind gusts of 140 mph recorded in Cape Coral, near where it made landfall Wednesday as a Category 4 monster.

As search and rescue efforts mount, the death toll remained unclear. Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno told “Good Morning America” ​​the fatalities are likely “in the hundreds,” but his office was unable to confirm the number to HuffPost and Gov. Ron DeSantis said it was “an estimate” based on 911 calls from stranded Residents.

More than 2.6 million people were without power in the state, according to PowerOutage.us, and it will take some time to fully recover.

“We’ve already recovered about three-quarters of a million customers, but it’s clear that the more affected areas near Naples and Fort Myers will take longer,” Peter Robbins, a spokesperson for Florida Power and Light, told CNN. “We won’t stop until everyone is here, but I know our customers will need some patience.”

See the latest photos below.

This aerial photo shows damaged homes and debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, in Fort Myers.
Vehicles make their way through a flooded area after Hurricane Ian passed over Fort Myers on Sept. 29.
Vehicles make their way through a flooded area after Hurricane Ian passed over Fort Myers on Sept. 29.

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A billboard lies in the street after it was toppled by the wind and rain from Hurricane Ian on September 29, 2022 in Bartow.
A billboard lies in the street after it was toppled by the wind and rain from Hurricane Ian on September 29, 2022 in Bartow.

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Tom Park begins cleaning up after Hurricane Ian passed through Punta Gorda on September 29, 2022.
Tom Park begins cleaning up after Hurricane Ian passed through Punta Gorda on September 29, 2022.

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This aerial image shows damaged homes after Hurricane Ian swept through Florida's Gulf Coast in Punta Gorda on September 29, 2022.
This aerial image shows damaged homes after Hurricane Ian swept through Florida’s Gulf Coast in Punta Gorda on September 29, 2022.

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Brenda Brennan sits next to a boat that pushed against her apartment when Hurricane Ian swept through the area on Sept. 29, in Fort Myers.
Brenda Brennan sits next to a boat that pushed against her apartment when Hurricane Ian swept through the area on Sept. 29, in Fort Myers.

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Stedi Scuderi overlooks her apartment after it became submerged when Hurricane Ian swept through the area on Sept. 29, in Fort Myers.
Stedi Scuderi overlooks her apartment after it became submerged when Hurricane Ian swept through the area on Sept. 29, in Fort Myers.

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Residents inspect damage at a marina as boats are partially submerged in the wake of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Sept. 29.
Residents inspect damage at a marina as boats are partially submerged in the wake of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Sept. 29.

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Stefanie Karas is standing in her apartment after it was flooded when Hurricane Ian swept through the area in Fort Myers on Thursday.
Stefanie Karas is standing in her apartment after it was flooded when Hurricane Ian swept through the area in Fort Myers on Thursday.

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Part of the causeway to Sanibel, in Lee County, was disabled by Hurricane Ian on Thursday.
Part of the causeway to Sanibel, in Lee County, was disabled by Hurricane Ian on Thursday.
In this photo, provided by the Orange County Fire Rescue Public Information Agency, firefighters help people stranded by Hurricane Ian early Thursday.
In this photo, provided by the Orange County Fire Rescue Public Information Agency, firefighters help people stranded by Hurricane Ian early Thursday.

Public Information Office of Orange County Fire Rescue through AP

Damaged boats can be seen after Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc in Fort Myers on Thursday.
Damaged boats can be seen after Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc in Fort Myers on Thursday.
Shawn Hulbert, 38, stands in front of his damaged home on Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Ian in Punta Gorda.
Shawn Hulbert, 38, stands in front of his damaged home on Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Ian in Punta Gorda.

Shannon Stapleton via Reuters

Vehicles stand in the water off the Palm Isle apartments in the wake of Hurricane Ian on Thursday in Orlando.
Vehicles stand in the water off the Palm Isle apartments in the wake of Hurricane Ian on Thursday in Orlando.

John Raoux/Associated Press

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