FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — As Hurricane Idalia headed toward the Florida Panhandle before making landfall near Keaton Beach, parts of Fort Myers Beach experienced significant storm surge.
Fort Myers Beach as Hurricane Idalia passed on Tuesday night.
Mayor Dan Allers reported that Times Square was inundated with approximately 6-8 inches of water.
Times Square in Fort Myers Beach began flooding early Tuesday.
Streets in Fort Myers Beach began flooding early Tuesday, prompting numerous residents to vacate the area. Notably, Mayor Allers mentioned spotting a local running down a sidewalk, clutching a life jacket.