In its wake in Florida, Hurricane Ian has been leaving a trail of complete destruction. It has led to authorities warning that fatalities will be in the hundreds as scores of people are trapped on the roofs of their homes, and an estimated 2.5 million people are currently without power.

Of the numerous affected by the storm is Ernie. The man saw his newly purchased McLaren PI engulfed in flood waters.

Before the stuck, the Florida man had posted photos of the car with the caption “My hurricane supply car #p1.” The McLaren PI reportedly dominated the last 12 posts of Ernie’s account, with the first starting a week ago when he shared that the car only had 300 miles on it.

It was also reportedly priced at over $1million when it first went on sale.

Ernie’s most recent post, however, shows his garage, where the McLaren P1 and Roll Royce were housed, completely flooded and both vehicles submerged in water. Next, the post shows the top of the bright yellow McLaren, sweeping out of his garage and down the mansion-lined street, which now looks like a raging river. His caption read: “Car went thru the garage.”

On his Instagram Stories, he further posted other photos and videos that showed the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian to this neighborhood.

Ernie’s followers have shared in his heartbreak, writing messages of support in his comments. Most people reminded him that cars are replaceable and sent out thoughts and prayers. Someone wrote: “I’m so sorry. Most important that you and your family are safe. Sending prayers.” Another wrote: “I’m so sorry, that’s heartbreaking.” While a third pointed out: “Stay safe, cars are replaceable.”

Some people made fun of the situation as one wrote: “It’s the hurricane’s car now.” Another said: “This didn’t age well.”

As per The DailyMail, Hurricane Ian blasted with hazardous force on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm but has since been downgraded to a tropical storm by the National Hurricane Center in an update. It’s located around 35 miles southwest of Cape Canaveral, with maximum speeds of 65mph and moving northeast at eight mph.

Experts expect the damages to cost up to $260billion, though the clean-up efforts are unable to get underway as swathes of Florida remain underwater.

By baba

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