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

Clark Phillips’ 3 picks guide No. 12 Utah past Oregon State 42-16

Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah safety RJ Hubert closed in, saw the ball coming his way in the end zone, and ran for his life for 70 yards after he picked off the pass from Oregon State backup quarterback Ben Gulbranson. Hubert’s pick was the third of four interceptions on … 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

Death toll rises in Florida

At least seven people died after Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida’s western coast with record storm surge flooding as high as 12 feet in some areas and intense winds, according to AP. The big picture: More than 1.9 million customers were without power in Florida on Friday morning as the state began search and rescue and … Read more

Photos show the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Ian

An aerial picture taken on September 29, 2022 shows a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Florida. Ricardo Arduengo | AFP | Getty Images Hurricane Ian slammed into southwest Florida on Wednesday afternoon. The Category 4 hurricane, one of the biggest storms to ever hit the US, tore through the … Read more