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Photos: This is what Florida looks like after Hurricane Ian

Published on Sep 30, 2022 01:34 PM IST
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Hurricane Ian carved a path of destruction across central Florida that left rescue crews racing to reach trapped residents along the state's Gulf Coast. Ian barreled north on Friday toward a second landfall in South Carolina.(Getty Images via AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 30, 2022 01:34 PM IST

Hurricane Ian carved a path of destruction across central Florida that left rescue crews racing to reach trapped residents along the state's Gulf Coast. Ian barreled north on Friday toward a second landfall in South Carolina.(Getty Images via AFP)

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The extent of the damage in Florida, where Hurricane Ian first came ashore on September 28 as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S. mainland, became more apparent on September 29 as emergency crews began reaching stranded residents, though the death toll remained uncertain.(Getty Images via AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 30, 2022 01:34 PM IST

The extent of the damage in Florida, where Hurricane Ian first came ashore on September 28 as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S. mainland, became more apparent on September 29 as emergency crews began reaching stranded residents, though the death toll remained uncertain.(Getty Images via AFP)

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At an evening news briefing, Governor Ron DeSantis acknowledged some people had perished but declined to confirm a specific figure, warning that official confirmation was still needed. "We fully expect to have mortality from this hurricane," he said.(Getty Images via AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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At an evening news briefing, Governor Ron DeSantis acknowledged some people had perished but declined to confirm a specific figure, warning that official confirmation was still needed. "We fully expect to have mortality from this hurricane," he said.(Getty Images via AFP)

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Some of the damage to coastal towns, including Fort Myers Beach, was "indescribable," added DeSantis, who surveyed the affected areas from the air on Thursday.(Getty Images via AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Some of the damage to coastal towns, including Fort Myers Beach, was "indescribable," added DeSantis, who surveyed the affected areas from the air on Thursday.(Getty Images via AFP)

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Earlier on Thursday, President Joe Biden warned Ian could prove to be the deadliest hurricane in Florida history, saying preliminary reports suggested a "substantial" loss of life.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Earlier on Thursday, President Joe Biden warned Ian could prove to be the deadliest hurricane in Florida history, saying preliminary reports suggested a "substantial" loss of life.(AFP)

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Officials in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina urged residents to prepare for dangerous conditions.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Officials in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina urged residents to prepare for dangerous conditions.(AFP)

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Ian slammed into the barrier island of Cayo Costa off Florida's Gulf Coast on September 28 afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (241 kph).(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Ian slammed into the barrier island of Cayo Costa off Florida's Gulf Coast on September 28 afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (241 kph).(AFP)

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There had been more than 700 confirmed rescues in Lee and Charlotte counties, two of the hardest-hit areas, DeSantis said. Most schools will reopen on Friday or Monday.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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There had been more than 700 confirmed rescues in Lee and Charlotte counties, two of the hardest-hit areas, DeSantis said. Most schools will reopen on Friday or Monday.(AFP)

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In the coming days, river flooding in Central Florida could reach record levels as the torrential downpours that accompanied Ian drain into major waterways, the NHC said.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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In the coming days, river flooding in Central Florida could reach record levels as the torrential downpours that accompanied Ian drain into major waterways, the NHC said.(AFP)

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Hurricane Ian left much of coastal southwest Florida in darkness early on Thursday, bringing "catastrophic" flooding that left officials readying a huge emergency response to a storm of rare intensity. The National Hurricane Center said the eye of the "extremely dangerous" hurricane made landfall just after 3:00 pm (1900 GMT) on the barrier island of Cayo Costa, west of the city of Fort Myers.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 30, 2022 01:34 PM IST

Hurricane Ian left much of coastal southwest Florida in darkness early on Thursday, bringing "catastrophic" flooding that left officials readying a huge emergency response to a storm of rare intensity. The National Hurricane Center said the eye of the "extremely dangerous" hurricane made landfall just after 3:00 pm (1900 GMT) on the barrier island of Cayo Costa, west of the city of Fort Myers.(AFP)

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