Cat gets rescued from Hurricane Ian floodwaters | USA TODAY #Shorts

Despite a Category 4 hurricane swirling around him, this Florida man had his eyes set on saving this cat!

RELATED: Hurricane Ian storm surge floods Fort Myers

Residents desperately sought rescue Thursday as historically powerful Hurricane Ian, now a tropical storm, hammered Florida with heavy rain and strong winds, one of the strongest systems in U.S. history.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis described the storm as "500-year flooding event" and said Coast Guard helicopters were plucking trapped residents from the roofs of homes. Communities across the state were or will be swamped by the overwhelming waters, he said.

"The impacts of this storm are historic and the damage that has been done is historic," DeSantis said. "We've never seen a flood event like this, we've never seen a storm surge of this magnitude."

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  1. Good guy! Thanks for being kind to a stranded animal. Look out for pets where you can, Florida. Kindness is it’s own reward.

  2. It is great you saved that cat but to tell reporters you plan to keep
    the cat is messed up. That is someones baby. You dont get to keep an
    animal just because you found it or saved it. Please do the right thing
    and try to find that kittys owners, Im sure they are worried sick.

    1. Where does it say reporter is keeping the kitty. But anyway, what’s more important right now, the kitty was saved from drowning. Just be happy for the kitty and thankful to the person who rescued. 💕

  3. What’s my reason to be booing this video? I still remember the ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ episode where; Ellie May Clampett, was teaching a male house cat how to swim. The F.C.C. & the S.P.C.A., failed to ban this episode. This ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ episode, leads to animal cruelty also. 😳 😢 😕 😐 😑 😞 😳

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