Aerial video shows massive flooding in Manatee County

Roads throughout Manatee County remained closed due to flooding caused by Hurricane Ian, the local government said Saturday, Oct. 1. Rising water from the Myakka River forced the closure of I-75 in both directions for more than 20 miles, the Manatee County government said Saturday. Other federal roads were closed because of water on the road. Video of the area released Saturday by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office showed an aerial view of flood waters over roads and around homes throughout the Myakka City area of ​​Manatee County, including animals trapped in the water and cars, who were stranded on streets. The sheriff’s office said its aviation unit is working to help ground crews reach residents affected by the hurricane. Photo credit: Manatee County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful