Shocking before and after photos reveal the devastating impact of Hurricane Ian’s rampage across the scenic coastal town of Fort Myers and nearby areas Wednesday.

The historic Category 4 storm ransacked wide swathes of the city, obliterating once pristine stretches of beach, leveling longtime tourist destinations and even buckling bridges.

Taken from across the town of 85,000, the images capture the calm before the storm and the horrific reality of its aftermath.

Along with Naples, Fort Myers sustained the most far-reaching and severe damage from Hurricane Ian, as rescue workers descended on the city to search Thursday to search for the missing.

Officials have confirmed at least five deaths in the city as a result of the storm.



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