Hurricane Ian: More deaths reported in Florida as search for survivors continues in the state facing an arduous road to recovery

CNN — Days after Hurricane Ian tore through Florida, wiping out neighborhoods and turning streets into rivers, rescue crews searching for survivors are reporting more deaths as recovery efforts continue. Officials confirmed Ian has killed at least 76 people in Florida after it made landfall last week as a Category 4 storm, decimating coastal towns, … Read more

Marco Rubio vows to oppose potential Hurricane Ian aid package if lawmakers ‘load it up with stuff that’s unrelated to the storm’

CNN — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Sunday that he will vote against any potential congressional disaster aid for victims of Hurricane Ian if lawmakers “load it up with stuff that’s unrelated to the storm.” “Safe. I will fight against it having pork in it. That’s the key,” the senator told CNN’s Dana … Read more

NFL: London is stage for milestone 100th international game

CNN — The NFL returns to London on Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings (2-1) and New Orleans Saints (1-2) contest the first of five international slate of games scheduled this season. With Justin Jefferson and the Vikings taking on Alvin Kamara and the Saints at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Sunday’s game will mark the 100th game … Read more

Hurricane Ian: Death toll rises to 66 in Florida after the storm rendered some communities ‘unrecognizable,’ officials say

CNN — Days after Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida, shell-shocked residents are still assessing the damage left behind by record-high storm surge, damaging winds and catastrophic flooding that left some areas of the Sunshine State unrecognizable. At least 66 people were killed by Ian in Florida as it swallowed homes in its furious rushing waters, … Read more

Florida governor defends the timing of Lee County officials’ evacuation ahead of Hurricane Ian

CNN — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Lee County officials acted appropriately when they issued their first mandatory evacuations on Tuesday, less than 24 hours before Hurricane Ian made landfall on the state, and a day after several neighboring counties issued their orders. “They were following the data, and you remember people were looking initially … Read more

Before, after images show Hurricane Ian storm surge completely destroyed some Sanibel Island, Florida hotels

CNN — Many beach cottages that lined the shores of Sanibel Island were wiped away by Hurricane Ian’s storm surge, new aerial imagery from NOAA shows. Most homes on Sanibel and Captiva islands are still standing, but appear to have sustained some form of roof damage, in addition to certain storm surge and flooding damage. … Read more

Sanibel Island : A ‘war zone’ where some stranged choose to leave and other stay

Sanibel Island, Florida CNN — An older couple who rode out Hurricane Ian in their home on Sanibel Island in Florida could not agree on evacuating after parts of the causeway to the mainland were destroyed. “We’re going. We’re going,” the unidentified man told his partner as she looked down from the home’s upper porch. … Read more

Florida’s home insurance market was a mess before Ian. It’s about to get worse

New York CNN Business — Florida homeowners were already facing an expensive and difficult market for home insurance before Hurricane Ian. The devastating storm is about to make things worse—even for those fortunate enough to escape any damage. For the better part of two decades, the nation’s major insurers have wanted as little to do … Read more

Hurricane Ian barrels on path to South Carolina after leaving at least 19 dead and millions without power across Florida

CNN  —  As Florida contends with the ruinous damage left behind by Hurricane Ian in what officials say is likely the largest natural disaster in the state’s history, residents in South Carolina are bracing for the storm’s expected landfall mid-day Friday. Hurricane Ian re-strengthened in the Atlantic after killing at least 19 in Florida and … Read more

1,000-year rainfall: How climate change made Hurricane Ian more destructive

CNN  —  Hurricane Ian slammed into the Gulf Coast of Florida on Wednesday with record-breaking storm surge and devastating winds. But as it tracked inland, extreme rainfall became the most destructive aspect of the storm for central Florida. Radar estimates suggest well over 12 inches of rain fell in just 12 to 24 hours in … Read more