Florida Firefighters Rescue Woman Trapped in Flooded Vehicle in Naples

Naples firefighters waded through deep floodwater to rescue a woman trapped in her car on Wednesday, September 28, as Hurricane Ian pounded Florida’s west coast.

Footage by Naples Fire-Rescue shows a firefighter breaking the rear passenger window and helping the person to safety.

Collier County officials said on Wednesday night that half of the streets in Naples were “not passable” due to high water and tides might further raise the water level.

Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm, with maximum wind speeds of 150 mph, but later weakened as it made its way to central Florida.

Roughly 2.2 million Floridians were without power early Thursday, according to PowerOutage.us. Credit: Naples Fire-Rescue via Storyful

Video Transcript

- Car's moving, LT.

- Hang tight.

- Do you want me to come out?

- We're good. [INAUDIBLE] Life vest. [INAUDIBLE]