Florida home swept up in Ian’s surge

Florida resident Joe Orlandini gives a firsthand account as he rides out Hurricane Ian, which made landfall as a monster Category 4 storm near his Fort Myers Beach home on Wednesday afternoon.
3:01 | 09/29/22

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 SURGE, AGAIN, THOSE WARNINGS OF UP TO 18 FEET OF STORM SURGE, SO, CERTAINLY, MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE STAYING INSIDE IF YOU'RE STREAMING WITH US. LET'S GO BACK TO FORT MYERS NOW. I WANT TO BRING IN JOEL, HE IS A RESIDENT OF FORT MYERS, JOINING US ON THE PHONE RIGHT NOW. JOEY, DECIDED TO RIDE OUT THIS CATEGORY FOUR STORM. TELL ME, WHAT IS IT THAT YOU'RE SEEING WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW? WE ARE HEARING REPORTS OF HOUSES FLOATING BY, IS THAT WHAT YOU ARE SEEING? >> IT IS EXACTLY [INAUDIBLE] IN THE LAST HALF HOUR. WE JUST LOOKED AND NOTICE THAT WE'RE ON THE EDGE OF THE EYEWALL. THE WIND PICKED UP HORRENDOUSLY. IT'S GOTTA BE 150 MILE PER HOUR WINDS. I MEAN, THERE IS NOTHING LEFT, IT IS UNBELIEVABLE. THERE IS A HOUSE SITTING IN OUR FRONT YARD WHERE WE ARE. IT IS STUCK BY A POWERFUL. WE HAVE A HOUSE. >> WE ARE SEEING SOME OF THOSE IMAGES, JOE. YEAH, WE ARE SEEING SOME OF THOSE IMAGES. IT LOOKS A VERY DRAMATIC WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW. CAN YOU TELL ME THE, WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO RIDE OUT THE STORM THERE? >> WE ANTICIPATED IT GOING NORTH. WE THOUGHT WE WOULD HAVE MORE -- [INAUDIBLE]. IT JUST KEEPS COMING. THERE ARE BOATS FLOATING BY, OUR CAR FLOATED AWAY, NEIGHBOR'S CARS, THERE GOES, HOLY CRAP. >> YOU'RE SEEING A ROOF FLOATING BY RIGHT NOW? >> OH, IT FLEW AWAY, TWO DOORS DOWN, IT KIND OF CAME DOWN WE HAVE, HERE GOES THE REST OF IT, THAT HOUSE IS GOING TO BE, THAT HOUSES ONE AWAY. THAT HOUSE IS GONE. WE ARE WATCHING IT WASHING AWAY NOW. THERE IS NOTHING LEFT. [INAUDIBLE] IT JUST CAME APART. AND THIS IS THE DANGER. WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A STORM SEARCH -- ARE YOU SAFE RIGHT NOW AS YOU ARE SPEAKING WITH US? ARE YOU IN A SAFE LOCATION? >> WE ARE IN A GOOD SPOT. WE ARE IN A STRONG HOUSE. I'M WORRIED ABOUT THE WINDOWS BECAUSE WE ARE REACHING THE MAX OF WHAT THESE THINGS CAN PROBABLY TAKE. SO THEY ARE DEFINITELY FLEXING. THEY ARE MOVING IN AND OUT. THEY'RE MOVING TWO OR THREE INCHES IN AND OUT. WHOA! SOMETHING HUGE JUST HIT THE WATER OUT HERE. IT IS GETTING EXTREMELY SCARY. THE WIND PICKED UP. IT IS DEFINITELY GETTING SCARY. I THINK WE JUST HAD GLASS BREAK. >> ALL RIGHT, JOE. WE WILL LEAVE YOU. IT SOUNDS LIKE IT'S GETTING A LITTLE SCARY THERE WHERE YOU ARE. WE WILL MAKE

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