Hurricane Ian hit Southwest Florida Wednesday afternoon as a powerful Category 4 storm, causing severe damage before and after the eye of the storm made landfall near Cayo Costa.
Many humans were able to evacuate and get out of harm’s way, but some animals weren’t so lucky. However, there were some bright spots, as good Samaritans were able to rescue some four-legged friends from the rising flood waters.
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Cat rescued from rising waters near Bonita Beach
Megan Cruz Scavo shared a video of her boyfriend walking outside in rushing water to rescue a cat that was laying on top of an outdoor appliance.
She replied to a Twitter user and said that the incident happened at her boyfriend’s parents’ house on the beach in Bonita Springs, which is “built for hurricanes.”
Dog carried from moored boat to land in Fort Myers
NewsNation senior national correspondent Brian Entin posted a video on Twitter of a man rescuing a dog from a boat moored at a marina in Fort Myers.
The man can be seen carrying the dog through the water before the dog is placed on the ground. The man then grabs his leash, and the two run across the street to safety.
According to the Twitter post, the man turned back to rescue a cat.
Hannah Leyva is a producer for the Florida-Georgia Digital Optimization Team.