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In Ian's wake, Florida residents brave a slow wait for power

Oct. 04, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Nearly a week after Hurricane Ian smashed into Florida and carved a path of destruction into the Carolinas, hundreds of thousands of people faced another warm day without electricity Tuesday as rescuers pressed on with their search for anyone trapped inside flooded and...

Bangladesh faces power blackout after national grid fails

Oct. 04, 2022 07:32 AM EDT

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — A failure in Bangladesh’s national power grid plunged much of the country into a blackout on Tuesday, officials said. Officials of the state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board said that power transmission failed somewhere in the eastern part of the...

Frustration and desperation mount as Ian's effects linger

Oct. 03, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Days after the skies cleared and the winds died down in Florida, Hurricane Ian's effects persisted Monday, as people faced another week without power and others were being rescued from homes inundated with lingering floodwaters. Ten additional deaths were...

Arizona: Tornado damages homes, power lost in dust storms

Oct. 03, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — Up to 10 homes were damaged after a tornado touched down in northern Arizona Monday while around Phoenix, dust storms caused downed power lines, fires and cut power to thousands, authorities said. The National Weather Service said a strong line of...

Biden tells Puerto Ricans he's 'committed to this island'

Oct. 03, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — President Joe Biden promised to “rebuild it all” while visiting Puerto Rico on Monday, as tens of thousands of people remain without power two weeks after Hurricane Fiona struck and residents worry that Washington's dedication to their recovery could prove fleeting. ...

Feds vow major aid for Hurricane Ian victims amid rescues

Oct. 02, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — With the death toll from Hurricane Ian rising and hundreds of thousands of people without power in Florida and the Carolinas, U.S. officials vowed Sunday to unleash a massive amount of federal disaster aid as crews scrambled to rescue people stranded by the storm. ...

Ian leaves dozens dead as focus turns to rescue, recovery

Oct. 01, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of Florida residents left their flooded and splintered homes by boat and by air on Saturday as rescuers continued to search for survivors in the wake of Hurricane Ian, while authorities in South Carolina and North Carolina began taking stock of their losses. ...

Governor's office reports at least 4 N.C. storm fatalities

Oct. 01, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Ian downed trees and power lines across North Carolina, and authorities reported at least four fatalities Saturday connected to the severe weather. In Johnston County, outside of Raleigh, a woman found her husband dead early Saturday...

Cubans protest in Havana for 2nd night over lack of power

Oct. 01, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Groups of Cubans protested Friday night in the streets of Havana for a second night, decrying delays in fully restoring electricity three days after Hurricane Ian knocked out power across the island. A foreign monitoring group reported that Cuba's internet service...

Live Updates: Ian's U.S. death toll climbs to 27

Sep. 30, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

The Latest on Hurricane Ian: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Ian has risen to 27 as of Friday night. According to Florida's Medical Examiners Commission, several new deaths were attributable to the storm, including a 62-year-old woman who died...