Stories of surviving Ian: Narrow escapes, harrowing rescues, floodwater fish

November 15, 2022

© Ted Richardson/For The Washington Post Washed-up boats and destruction at Fort Myers Beach, Fla., on Sept. 29, 2022. For days, forecasters had indicated Hurricane Ian was heading toward Tampa. I thought the ocean was going to come through.”In downtown Fort Myers, the Caloosahatchee River spilled over, inundating several blocks inland. © Ted Richardson/For The Washington Post Hurricane Ian storm surge washed a large boat on top of a vehicle at Fort Myers Beach, Fla., on Sept. 29, 2022. For the next six hours, they watched from windows as Hurricane Ian flipped over their trailers.