Hurricane Ian has flooded cities and cut power for over 2.5 million people in Florida


Lexi Browning

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Hurricane Ian crossed Florida while staying a category 4. Wednesday night over 2.5 million customers did not have power across the state. The authorities in Naples said more than half of the streets were not “passable,” and a storm surge of more than 12 feet was recorded in some areas. Swamps are also flooding in Florida. President Biden declared the storm a major disaster, ordering federal aid to help with recovery.

Since 4:14am Hurricane Ian was coming off of the eastern part of Florida, just a few cities away from Orlando, Fl. It was expected to continue into the Atlantic Ocean, possibly regaining strength before threatening Georgia coast and the Carolinas on Friday.

UPDATE: September 30, 2022, Hurricane Ian is moving inland approaching South Carolina with peaking winds of 85 mph. Hurricane Ian is now a category 1, and is being listed as a tropical storm. Authorities of Florida say that there are “At least 21 people died,”.

What to know about Hurricane Ian right now: Flooding and water usage concerns persisted Sunday in parts of Florida, where officials said more than 80 people died after Hurricane Ian barreled through the state. As searches continued in some of the hardest-hit Florida beach communities, Ian’s remnants moved northeast through Virginia as a weakened storm, bringing rain and the risk of limited flooding to parts of the Mid-Atlantic.

SOUTH CAROLINA UPDATE: South Carolina residents are back to start rebuilding, after Hurricane Ian went from a tropical storm to a category 1 hurricane while approaching South Carolina grounds. Ian landed in South Carolina on Friday — the first landfall of a hurricane the state has seen in nearly six years. Ian, which was later downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, brought heavy rain, high winds and flooding along the state’s coast, causing damage in some areas. Ahead of Ian’s landfall in South Carolina Friday afternoon, Gov. Henry McMaster referred to the storm as “very dangerous,” but told reporters “this is not as bad as it could have been.”

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