Hurricane Ian’s ‘historic’ damage in Florida
Islam News – Hurricane Ian battered Florida yesterday, straining emergency services and complicating rescue efforts to reach residents who were stranded in record-high floodwaters. More than 2.5 million customers were without power across the state, and forecasters warned of “life-threatening catastrophic flooding” in parts of Central Florida.
While the toll was still being assessed, President Biden said there were “early reports of what may be substantial loss of life.” Biden declared the storm a major disaster, ordering federal aid to help with recovery. Here’s where the hurricane hit hardest.
Gov. Ron DeSantis said the damage from Ian was “historic.” “You’re looking at a storm that has changed the character of a significant part of our state,” he said. He predicted that rebuilding could take years.
What’s next: The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm, as it pushed into the Atlantic Ocean, and was expected to regain strength and make landfall again as a hurricane today in South Carolina. We have live updates here.
Source: The New York Times