Hurricane Ian washes away man's brand new $1,000,000 McLaren

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By Carina Murphy

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A man's brand new $1,000,000 supercar has been washed away by Hurricane Ian as it continues to cause significant destruction in Florida.

The storm - which peaked at a category four system - has been wreaking havoc ever since it made landfall on Wednesday afternoon (September 28). Since then, deadly winds of up to 150mph and surge floods have destroyed buildings and left over two million homes without electricity.

One of the many people affected - a petrol-head named Ernie - took to social media to share the moment the hurricane claimed something particularly close to his heart - his brand new McLaren.

Before Hurricane Ian hit, Ernie regularly shared updates on the latest addition to his fleet of supercars - a bright yellow McLaren P1, which first hit the market for over $1 million.

However, Ernie's Instagram posts took a decidedly less glamorous turn when he revealed that his garage had been flooded by surge waters.

In a snap shared to the social media platform, his precious McLaren could be seen half submerged in muddy water. "Car went thru garage," Ernie captioned the heartbreaking picture.

Later posts showed the car submerged when it was inside the garage, then washed up on top of a tree and a toilet.

"My P1 being held up by a toilet," Ernie forlornly captioned the photo of the wreckage.

Many took to the comments section to mourn the car's loss. "I'm so sorry, that's heartbreaking," one follower wrote, while another commented: "I'm so sorry to see that man."

Others pointed out that - while it was sad that the McLaren was damaged - it was more important that Ernie had survived the storm.

"Hope you're safe. The cars and house can be replaced," one commented. Another agreed, writing: "Stay safe, cars are replaceable."

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Meanwhile, recent reports reveal that there have been far more tragic losses suffered in Florida over the last two days than supercars and houses.

Per BBC News, the hurricane has left at least 10 people dead - though state authorities fear that the confirmed death toll could be far higher.

As a massive search and rescue mission continues across Flordia, President Joe Biden has warned that the storm could turn out to be the deadliest in the state's history.

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Hurricane Ian washes away man's brand new $1,000,000 McLaren

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By Carina Murphy

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A man's brand new $1,000,000 supercar has been washed away by Hurricane Ian as it continues to cause significant destruction in Florida.

The storm - which peaked at a category four system - has been wreaking havoc ever since it made landfall on Wednesday afternoon (September 28). Since then, deadly winds of up to 150mph and surge floods have destroyed buildings and left over two million homes without electricity.

One of the many people affected - a petrol-head named Ernie - took to social media to share the moment the hurricane claimed something particularly close to his heart - his brand new McLaren.

Before Hurricane Ian hit, Ernie regularly shared updates on the latest addition to his fleet of supercars - a bright yellow McLaren P1, which first hit the market for over $1 million.

However, Ernie's Instagram posts took a decidedly less glamorous turn when he revealed that his garage had been flooded by surge waters.

In a snap shared to the social media platform, his precious McLaren could be seen half submerged in muddy water. "Car went thru garage," Ernie captioned the heartbreaking picture.

Later posts showed the car submerged when it was inside the garage, then washed up on top of a tree and a toilet.

"My P1 being held up by a toilet," Ernie forlornly captioned the photo of the wreckage.

Many took to the comments section to mourn the car's loss. "I'm so sorry, that's heartbreaking," one follower wrote, while another commented: "I'm so sorry to see that man."

Others pointed out that - while it was sad that the McLaren was damaged - it was more important that Ernie had survived the storm.

"Hope you're safe. The cars and house can be replaced," one commented. Another agreed, writing: "Stay safe, cars are replaceable."

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Credit: Instagram
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Credit: Instagram
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Credit: Instagram

Meanwhile, recent reports reveal that there have been far more tragic losses suffered in Florida over the last two days than supercars and houses.

Per BBC News, the hurricane has left at least 10 people dead - though state authorities fear that the confirmed death toll could be far higher.

As a massive search and rescue mission continues across Flordia, President Joe Biden has warned that the storm could turn out to be the deadliest in the state's history.

Featured Image Credit: UPI / Alamy