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Floods trap many in Florida as Ian heads to South Carolina

Sep. 29, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through inundated streets Thursday to save thousands of Floridians trapped amid flooded homes and shattered buildings left by Hurricane Ian, which crossed into the Atlantic Ocean and churned toward South Carolina. Hours...

Hurricane Ian sweeps away homes, memories on barrier islands

Sep. 29, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — On the road into Fort Myers Beach, cars are left abandoned in the roadway, where they stalled when Hurricane Ian's storm surge flooded their engines and their drivers couldn’t continue. Broken trees, boat trailers and other debris litter the road. ...

Woman braves Hurricane Ian flood to check on stranger's mom

Sep. 29, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

Christine Bomlitz became more and more distraught as Hurricane Ian gained in ferocity, sweeping across southwest Florida on Wednesday. Hours passed, but there was still no word from her 84-year-old mother. Thursday morning came. The storm had long drifted away overnight. But still no...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Sep. 29, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

Dalton Daily Citizen. September 28, 2022. Editorial: Please consider donating to the United Way’s 2022-2023 campaign The United Way of Northwest Georgia’s 2022-2023 annual campaign kicked off recently with a return to the full community event. Due...

Biden: 'Our country hurts' after Hurricane Ian slams Florida

Sep. 29, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday said “our entire country hurts” along with the people of Florida after Hurricane Ian flooded communities across the state, knocked out power, forced people into shelters and raised fears of a “substantial loss of life." Biden...

Florida health care facilities evacuate patients after Ian

Sep. 29, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

Thousands of people were evacuated from nursing homes and hospitals across Florida on Thursday even as winds and water from Hurricane Ian began receding. Hundreds of those evacuations were taking place across the hard-hit Fort Myers region, where damage cut off potable water to at least nine...

Man dies during torrential rain flooding in Croatia

Sep. 29, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A man has died during flooding in a northern Adriatic Sea port in Croatia after the town was hit by a storm and torrential rainfall, authorities said on Thursday. Huge amounts of water drenched Rijeka on Wednesday evening, bursting into houses and submerging...

3 million children may miss a semester in flood-hit Pakistan

Sep. 29, 2022 06:57 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Almost 3 million children in Pakistan may miss at least one semester because of flood damage to schools, officials said Thursday, following heavy monsoon rains likely worsened by climate change. Unprecedented deluges since mid-June have affected more than 33...

Tropical rains flood parts of Thailand, 5,000 seek shelter

Sep. 29, 2022 03:35 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Water up to waist-high flooded some riverfront neighborhoods and other areas of Thailand on Thursday after a tropical depression dumped heavy rains and knocked down trees, causing at least one death. The heaviest rainfall, about 22 centimeters (8.5 inches) in 24...

Ian swamps southwest Florida, trapping people in homes

Sep. 28, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday, turning streets into rivers, knocking out power to 2 million people and threatening catastrophic damage further inland. A coastal sheriff's...