WATCH: Tourists record flooding, damage at Orlando resort

Damage, flooding seen at Westgate Palace Resort

(Credit: @theexterminato9 via Storyful)

Tourists in Orlando, Florida, surveyed the damage caused by Hurricane Ian on Thursday after the storm moved across northeast Florida.

Footage recorded by @theexterminato9 shows damage to the facade of the Westgate Palace Resort and wind washing floodwater across Universal Boulevard.

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The source, who was visiting the resort from Essex in England, wrote on Twitter that they had spent the night “tucked up” in their hotel.

Hurricane Ian, the fifth strongest to every strike the United States, was downgraded to a tropical storm around 5 a.m. Thursday as it passed through Central Florida, where flooded homes and streets were widespread.

Early Thursday, 2.5 million were without power in the state.

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