Medical examiners in Florida have so far linked 112 deaths to Hurricane Ian. Almost 60 percent of those were 65 or older. Chronic medical conditions like respiratory illnesses were contributing factors.
The housing market boom in Florida could be over.
You often hear about the wind and see the video of the wind-blown news reporter in a hurricane, but the real danger to people is caused by rainfall and accompanying flooding that has nowhere to go in built-up communities.
All resources are headed to Florida.
Landing at the Southwest Florida Regional Airport, Biden will be joined by First Lady Jill Biden and officials with FEMA who plan to board a helicopter and fly over heavily hit areas.
No insurance and no flood insurance will sink many people.
Deaths, mostly from drowning in the storm surge, are continuing to climb. Already, the finger-pointing has started. Whose fault is it that so many people remained in harm’s way when a monster of a storm like Ian hit?
In Fort Myers Beach after Hurricane Ian, just as in countless other disasters, they go about their work methodically. Street by street, house to house, picking through rubble, and knocking on doors looking for survivors.