The storm surge rose higher, the waves did splash
But the plucky camera did nothing but laugh.
Till saltwater rose above its lens
And the camera circuit board was never again.
All across the web, its story spread,
The cam stood [its] ground till it was dead.
*RARE* first person view of storm surge. This camera is 6 feet off the ground on Estero Blvd in Fort Myers Beach, FL. Not sure how much longer it keeps working. You’ll see it live only on @weatherchannel #Ian pic.twitter.com/WwHtvgVxjY— Mike Bettes (@mikebettes) September 28, 2022
Twitter users also shared footage of what they claimed was a shark swimming in one Florida neighborhood: News-Press said the video, which received around 13 million views, raised questions and drew comments from many questioning its legitimacy. The outlet tracked the video to Dominic Cameratta, who said he filmed the scene Wednesday at his home near a lake in the Devonwood community in South Fort Myers. “While the video is real, whether or not a shark was caught on camera remains unclear,” the News-Press reported. “Rick Bartleson, a marine scientist at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation … told [a media newswire service] based on the shape of its dorsal fin, he was doubtful that the animal was either a shark or sawfish.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Here is what this view typically looks like pic.twitter.com/HZjzPBr8h2— Mike Bettes (@mikebettes) September 28, 2022