Hurricane Ian swamps southwest Florida, trapping people in homes
A coastal sheriff's office reported that it was getting many calls from people trapped in homes. The hurricane's center struck near Cayo Costa, a protected barrier island just west of heavily populated Fort Myers.
Planes Overturn, Millions Shifted, Blackout in Cuba: 'Life-threatening' Hurricane Ian on Way to Florida
The Category 3 storm battered western Cuba on Tuesday, leaving the entire country without power as the country's electrical grid failed. Meanwhile, Florida is scrambling to prepare as the hurricane, expected to grow into a Category 4 storm, is set to make a landfall on Wednesday evening
A Florida town rebuilt after one hurricane endures another
By Brad Brooks PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - When the people of Punta Gorda on Florida's Gulf Coast rebuilt Charlotte High School, they vowed it would never be pulverized by a hurricane again. This week, it passed a major test, emerging seemingly unscathed in the wake of Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms to hit the U.S. mainland in years. The school, which opened in 1921, was one
Hurricane Ian: Catfish swims up road as devastating floods hit Florida
A catfish swam up a water-covered road as Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on Wednesday, 28 September.The storm made landfall as a Category 4, just shy of a monstrous Category 5, packing winds of 155mph.Ian’s eyewall brought ferocious gusts and surging ocean waters on shore in the state as residents were told that there was no longer time to evacuate and instead urged to shelter in place.“This is going to be a nasty two days,” Florida gover