Hurricane Ian floods Fort Myers Beach, camera goes underwater


As Hurricane Ian neared landfall on Wednesday, video of the rising water levels at Fort Myers Beach was captured on Storm Chaser’s live stream.

Cory Hartman installed and streamed multiple cameras from Port Charlotte to Punta Gorda to Sanibel Island, keeping tens of thousands of live watchers up-to-date on the latest developments as the storm approaches on his YouTube channel Severe Studios. narrated.

“The SG 9 at Fort Myers Beach is still moving as the waves crash and the debris hits it,” Hartman said during the stream.

Severe Studios camera on Estero Blvd.Showed the Fort Myers Flood

Some cameras were offline due to rough conditions, but the camera, which was installed at about 6 feet high on Fort Myers Beach, showed the camera to be almost completely underwater due to high waves. , grabbed the attention of the people watching. The camera was installed on Estero Boulevard.

“Oh my god, the nine is almost completely underwater,” said Hartmann. “I think we’re almost completely underwater. Oh yeah, just a glimpse of 9 now.”

As the cameras went offline, the live commenters reacted, with comments from viewers such as ‘RIP Cam 9. Thanks for your service’ and ‘Cam 9 made it to 6 rounds at heavyweight. had.

A video clip of the rising water level caught on camera and picked up by the Weather Channel shows Ian’s impact on the coast. A video tweeted by meteorologist Michael Betts, he received more than 5 million views within six hours of posting.

You can watch a replay of Hartman’s stream here.

This article originally appeared in the Fort Myers News-Press. Hurricane Ian Floods Florida, Camera Sees Underwater