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VIDEO: Fire station flooded by Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms on record in the United States, made landfall in southwest Florida on Wednesday, flooding city streets and shattering trees along the coast.

The storm slammed into the coast with winds of 150 mph (241 km/h) and pushed a built-up storm surge wall as it moved slowly over the Gulf of Mexico.

About 2.5 million people were ordered to evacuate southwest Florida before the storm landed, but the law prohibits forcing anyone to flee.

In Naples, the first floor of a fire station was flooded with nearly a meter of water and firefighters struggled to retrieve equipment from a fire truck stuck outside the garage in even deeper waters, as shown in a video released by the Naples fire department.

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