Water Bursts Through Door as Hurricane Ian Causes Surge in Naples

A door to a condominium in Naples, Florida, buckled from the storm surge as Hurricane Ian neared the city on Wednesday, September 28.

Video recorded by Radu Mariginean captures the moment a door at Lausanne Condominium burst at the seams, showing water pouring into the building.

Mariginean’s wife, Alexis, who originally shared the footage to Twitter, told Storyful that her husband was at the doorway due to a fire alarm going off in their building.

“He went to go make sure we didn’t have to evacuate because of a fire, and he had to take the stairwell because we couldn’t take the elevators,” she said. “He was recording the water in the stairwell and then the door buckled in.”

She noted in the video’s caption that he “lost his shoes” in the incident.

Alexis shared aftermath photos of the door the day after, showing it completely detached from its doorframe.

The National Weather Service reported that Hurricane Ian made landfall around 3 pm on Wednesday near Cayo Costa as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum wind speeds of 150 mph. It was later downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved north. Credit: @comfygoat via Storyful

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