Drone footage shows major damage from Hurricane Irma in Naples

Posted at 2:49 AM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 15:09:02-04

NAPLES, Fla. -- Irma pummeled almost all of Florida Sunday.

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Now, drone footage from photographer Brian Emfinger is showing us the extent of the damage in one of the hardest hit cities: Naples.

Irma smacked the are at about 5 p.m., causing significant flooding a destruction. 

The National Hurricane Center said a federal tide gauge in Naples reported a 7-foot rise in water levels in just 90 minutes late Sunday.

Gretchen Blee, who moved with her husband to Naples from Long Island, New York, after Superstorm Sandy in 2012 heavily damaged their beach home, took cover in a hotel room as Irma raged.

"I said, 'Let's go and live the good life in paradise'," she said. "And here we are."

Watch the video above to see some of the destruction.;

The Associated Press contributed to this report.