Photos – Hurricane Ian’s impact in Indian River County

High winds from Hurricane Ian caused a railroad crossing bar to snap in half and fold onto itself. PHOTO BY JOSHUA KODIS

Hurricane Ian left roadways flooded, destroyed signs on local businesses and washed away sand from the beaches in Indian River County. The storm – which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane Wednesday on Florida’s southwestern coast – steadily weakened late Wednesday and early Thursday when it slowly trekked across the central and eastern parts of the state.

Ian was downgraded to a tropical storm about 5 a.m. Thursday, meteorologists said. But, the storm regained hurricane strength in the afternoon as it re-entered the water, swirled over the Atlantic Ocean and headed north toward the Carolinas.

Here are some pictures that show Ian’s impact in Indian River County:

Photos by Joshua Kodis

 

 

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