“The storm is thought to have brought more than 17 inches of rain over West-Central Florida … The historic Naples Pier was reportedly destroyed under waves at least 20 feet high, and parts of the only bridge linking Sanibel Island to the mainland were washed away. The two coastal counties hit the hardest — Lee County, home to Fort Myers and Cape Coral, and Charlotte County to the north — are “basically off the grid.” Ian hit Florida hard, but it’s not done yet. It seems to be regaining strength as it moves towards other states. Here’s the latest from NPR and CNN.

+ A camera six feet off the ground on Estero Blvd in Fort Myers shows just how powerful Ian got. Wow. And Tampa Bay was emptied of water as the storm approached.

+ “On Monday morning, Hurricane Ian had wind speeds of 75 miles per hour. Just 48 hours later, those speeds had more than doubled.” Hurricane Ian’s rapid intensification is a sign of the world to come.

+ Sam Kinison famously joked that starving people around the world should, “Move to where the food is.” Maybe Americans move to where the storms aren’t. WaPo: Maps show how millions of people have moved into Hurricane Ian’s path.