Hurricane Ian sweeps NEW $1M McLaren out of the owner's garage into the streets

An image posted by the owner on Instagram shows the recently purchased McLaren P1 submerged in water

Hurricane Ian sweeps NEW $1M McLaren out of the owner's garage into the streets
A person's McLaren was washed into the streets (Instagram/lambo9286, Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
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With Hurricane Ian lashing out on the southern coast of the US, widespread destruction ensued. Streets were flooded and buildings bore the impact of the heavy torrential rain. Now, an image has gone viral where a McLaren can be seen washed away by the storm, submerged in water. 

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Posting a picture on Instagram, the owner of the supercar revealed that his recently purchased McLaren P1 was swept by the heavy rains, out of his garage and into the roads that now resemble a river. 

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"Car went thru the garage," captioned Ernie, whose social media handle reveals that he is an avid collector of cars. He had recently shared images of his new Mclaren P1 with his 1M followers. The supercar was priced at over $1 million when it originally went on sale. 

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Consoling Ernie, one of his followers wrote, "Stay safe, cars are replaceable," while another comment on the post read, "'I'm so sorry, that's heart breaking." One of his followers expressed their concern for his loved ones, writing "I'm so sorry.....most important that you are your family are safe. Sending prayers!!" 


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Some people mentioned that Ernie should have moved his car to higher ground when he had the time. "My question is why wasn’t this car transported to a secure location ahead of the hurricane? L move," remarked a user. Someone else commented with their trusted method: "Floridian pro tip: Always park your cars in the airport parking garage. Worth every penny to be protected by other cars and high above the flooding."

There were others who blamed him for knowing exactly what was coming and yet taking no precautionary measures. "I mean why didn’t you evacuate?" questioned one of his followers, while another remarked, "This is a real shame considering you knew exactly what was coming." Someone else stressed that insurance companies should not reimburse careless owners like Ernie, "I hope insurance doesn't cover this @geico @allstate @progressive @usaa take notes dude had a whole week to avoid this. Insurance will suspect fraud."

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Debris litters a street in a neighborhood of St. Pete Beach as the winds from Hurricane Ian arrive on September 28, 2022 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Ian is hitting the area as a Category 4 hurricane.
Debris litters a street in a neighborhood of St Pete Beach as the winds from Hurricane Ian arrive on September 28, 2022 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Ian is hitting the area as a Category 4 hurricane (Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Designated a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Ian has been ravaging Florida. The “extremely dangerous” storm made landfall on Wednesday, September 28, near Cayo Costa, according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC). The storm’s wind speeds of about 150 mph put it just behind a Category 5 designation on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

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The effects of the hurricane have been felt throughout the state, with people sharing images of the destruction caused to their property. Buildings have been flooded and 175 evacuation shelters have been opened across the state. 

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