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    Ernest Hemingway's mansion on the Florida Keys has been battered by Hurricane Ian's 155mph winds, but all the six-toes cats that roam the property have been reported safe. The famous home, where the great American scribe wrote 70 per cent of his published works, has been struck by debris and suffered superficial wind damage, according to The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum App. But the structure is sound and the cats are doing fine after being put into sheltered cages as the Category Four hurricane lashed the property on Tuesday into Wednesday. 'We've seen some debris blown across the grounds and wind damage. A lot has been blown across the garden,' spokesperson Alexa Morgan told DailyMail.com. Staff have been working to clean up the leaves and tree debris and have the museum open for business once again tomorrow.  'All out cats are safe - we don't put them in cages, they walk around and naturally know to get to safety during storms,' Alexa said. 'The cats and staff are safe. We are cleaning the debris today and will resume open for tomorrow.'...
    We've all resorted to extreme lengths to keep our possessions dry, but one reporter took it a step further during her coverage of Hurricane Ian. Viewers spotted an unusual mic attachment when tuning into NBC's coverage of the Category 4 storm in Florida on Wednesday. NBC's Kyla Galer explained to viewers that she had placed a condom on the mic to protect it from the rain. 'A lot of people are asking, what is on my microphone. It is what you think it is — it's a condom!' Galer explained.  'It helps protect the gear, we can't get these mics wet. There's a lot of wind, there's a lot of rain, so we got to do what we got to do, and that is put a condom on the microphone.' She was reporting in the Naples area of Florida, where the Category 4 storm has left thousands without power. Galer went on to use the mic in her reporting, bringing live coverage to NBC's viewers while protecting her equipment. 'That's how you wrap up a weather segment for sure,' said...
    Tucker Carlson teed up Ron DeSantis to complain about federal assistance, vis-a-vis President Joe Biden, amid Hurricane Ian and its catastrophic impact on Southwest Florida. But the Florida governor did not take the bait and instead focused on optimism of collaborative governance during a time of such dire emergency. The harmonic convergence may be upon us. DeSantis appeared on Fox News prime time while the eye of Hurricane Ian traveled across his state. As the interview wound down, Carlson seemed unable to resist seeking a political hit on the Biden administration. “When a natural disaster like this strikes the state, it is common; I think it’s always the case that the state receives federal aid,” Carlson noted. “Given how politicized things are at the moment, are you confident you’re going to get the federal support Florida needs?” It is a deeply cynical question suggesting that President Biden would keep aid from suffering Floridians because of “politics.” And yet, that very idea is inserting politics into disaster relief. Carlson appears to be doing the very thing that he is preemptively complaining...
    FANS have shared their fears for meteorologist Ginger Zee as she faces Hurricane Ian from the eye of the storm. The Good Morning America star and her co-host Rob Marciano have been live reporting from Florida this week. 5Ginger reported from the 'eye wall' of Hurricane IanCredit: Instagram 5Fans feared for her safetyCredit: Instagram On Wednesday afternoon, Ginger, 41, shocked fans when she shared a video from the eye of the storm. The weatherwoman sported a blue rainjacket and ABC News hat while drenched in water from the category 4 hurricane. "Hello and good afternoon, we are in the eyewall," she announced. The TV personality then filmed outside of the balcony of her hotel as wild winds and rain battered the Florida coastline, flattening palm trees to the ground. Read more on Ginger ZeeOM-ZEE! GMA fans concerned about Ginger after she nearly blows away on live TV in hurricaneWATCH OUT! GMA fans fear for Ginger & Rob as meteorologists report in scary conditions The beach and pool area disappeared underneath inches and inches of water as Ginger kept fans...
    The National Hurricane Center downgraded Hurricane Ian to tropical storm status early Thursday morning after the storm began to weaken gradually overnight Wednesday as it moved across central Florida. Ian was moving northeast across Florida at about 8 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph at 5 a.m. Thursday, according to the NHC. However, the agency warned that Ian could pick back up and reach hurricane strength as it reaches Florida’s east coast on Saturday, posing risks to Georgia and the Carolinas. More than 2.5 million people were without power as of Thursday morning, with some areas along Florida’s gulf coast completely dark. Some cities, such as Orlando and others in central Florida, were issued flash flood warnings early Thursday morning, with the NHC warning of “life-threatening” conditions. HURRICANE IAN TRACKER: LANDFALL MAKE IN CAYO COATA AS STORM SMASHES FLORIDA A woman takes photos while waves crash against a seawall as Hurricane Ian passes through George Town, Grand Cayman island, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Hurricane Ian is on a track...
    HUNDREDS of people have reportedly died in Florida after Hurricane Ian battered the state with 150mph winds. The storm has wreaked havoc across the Sunshine State after making landfall on Wednesday afternoon. 1Hundreds of people have reportedly died in Florida following Hurricane IanCredit: Reuters The Sheriff of Lee County revealed the heartbreaking toll early on Thursday morning. More than two million Floridians are without power after transformers exploded and power lines were downed by the winds. Forecasters have warned that between 12-18 inches of rain could fall across central and northeastern Florida as the storm passes over the Sunshine State. Up to 30 inches of rain could be seen in some areas, according to meteorologists. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis warned: “This is going to be a nasty, nasty, two days.” He predicted that Ian would be among the top five hurricanes ever to hit Florida. Most read in The US SunLEGEND GONE Coolio dead at 59 with rapper's cause of death unknown following collapseDEADLY FANTASIES 'Jeffrey Dahmer tried to create perfect Zombie mate to be his sex slave'STORM DANGER Wild video shows...
    Packed with 150-mile-per-hour winds, Ian made landfall as a strong Category 4 hurricane at around 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 in southwest Florida's Lee County, Some areas got up to a foot of rainfall in less than 12 hours. As of early Thursday morning, Sept. 29, it's been downgraded back to tropical storm status and is located about 35 miles southeast of Orlando, Florida, with winds of around 65 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. It's moving northeast at around 8 mph. Around two-and-a-half million people are without power in Florida and there are questions as to how long it will take to get the infrastructure back online.  Ian is expected to exit Florida later in the day on Thursday and enter the Atlantic Ocean, and the question is what comes next as it moves north and could it regain hurricane status as soon as Friday, Sept. 30? "Forecasters caution that Ian's center is looking more likely to move all the way across the Florida Peninsula and emerge over the Atlantic Ocean on Friday," according to AccuWeather.com. "Should that...
    Joe Biden declared a 'major disaster' in Florida early Thursday morning after Hurricane Ian made landfall, leaving 2.5 million without power. The president's declaration makes federal funding available to nine counties on the Gulf Coast of the Sunshine State. The funding could include assistance for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans to help cover uninsured property, among other programs.  The cost of repairing and reconstructing homes from the storm damage could cost up to $260 billion, according to property experts CoreLogic.  The grant programs available through the federal funding could also help individuals and business owners recover from damage done by the storm, the White House noted in a statement on the major disaster declaration.  President Joe Biden declared a 'major disaster' in Florida on Thursday morning  Hurricane Ian is barreling its way across Florida, leaving a devastating trail of destruction in its wake as scores of people remain trapped in their flooded homes and two million are without power The formidable hurricane blasted ashore with catastrophic force on Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 storm, packing sustained...
    PARENTS have been warned that their teenagers could be suffering from long-term side effects following the Covid pandemic. New data shows that youngsters who experienced the global health emergency are more prone to stress. 2Parents have been warned that since the Covid pandemic - young adults have become moodierCredit: Getty Researchers at Florida State University College of Medicine in the US say the pandemic has changed how we think, feel and behave. Writing in PLOS One, they said younger adults have become 'more neurotic', less cooperative and more prone to stress. The changes they identified in personality, they said, had been equivalent to how a person would usually change over a ten year period of time. "Younger adults became moodier and more prone to stress, less cooperative and trusting, and less restrained and responsible. Read more on Covid-19DEJA VU? Warning to 30million as Covid and flu cases set to surge in winter 'twindemic'VIRAL ALERT Warning to parents as Covid in kids linked to chronic disease "There was limited personality change early in the pandemic but striking changes starting in 2021," the...
    Hurricane Ian continued to batter the Florida peninsula with a catastrophic trifecta of high winds, heavy rain and historic storm surge Wednesday night, even as it weakened to a Category 1 storm, the National Hurricane Center said. Amid widespread flooding, property damage, power outages and water-rescue calls, and with the slow-moving hurricane inching inland hours after making landfall along Florida’s vulnerable western coastline, officials across the state continued to issue dire warnings to residents to stay inside. The storm surge along the west coast of Florida has peaked and is beginning to recede as the storm moves inland, according to the hurricane center. However, “water levels are quite high in those areas still and so it will take some time for the water to recede,” Cody Fritz, storm surge specialist at the National Hurricane Center, warned. “There’s still plenty of onshore flow along the coast keeping water levels elevated, so while the peak surge values will decrease here relative to previous value, I still expect waters to be up for awhile and the need to maintain the storm surge warnings,”...
    By CURT ANDERSON ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2.5 million people as it dumped rain across the peninsula on Thursday. One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the United States threatened catastrophic flooding around the state. Ian’s tropical-storm-force winds extended outward up to 415 miles (665 km), and nearly all of Florida was getting drenched. The National Hurricane Center said Ian became a tropical storm over land early Thursday and was expected to regain near-hurricane strength after emerging over Atlantic waters near the Kennedy Space Center later in the day, with South Carolina in its sights for a second U.S. landfall. A stretch of the Gulf Coast remained inundated by ocean water, pushed ashore by the massive storm. “Severe and life-threatening storm surge inundation of 8 to 10 feet above ground level along with destructive waves is ongoing along the southwest Florida coastline from Englewood to Bonita Beach, including Charlotte...
    A NEWS reporter who used condom to protect her microphone from Hurricane Ian has divided opinions. NBC's Kyla Galer was in Florida as the state got bombarded by the deadly 155mph hurricane, described as one of the most powerful storms in US history. 2NBC's Kyla Galer adorned her microphone with a condom to protect it from the rainCredit: Twitter/@HardFactorNews 2Kyla was unapologetic about the use of a condom on her microphoneCredit: Twitter/@HardFactorNews During her rain battered live, Kyla told viewers: "A lot of people are asking what is on my microphone: it is what you think it is. It is a condom. "It helps protect the gear - we can' t get these mics wet. "There is a lot of wind, there is a lot of rain: we gotta do what we gotta do, and that is the condom on the microphone." The news report, and Kyla's use of the latex device, immediately became a bone of contention. READ MORE IN US NEWSLEGEND GONE Coolio dead at 59 with rapper's cause of death unknown following collapseDEADLY FANTASIES 'Jeffrey Dahmer tried to...
    The full scale of the disaster unleashed by Hurricane Ian on Florida began to emerge Thursday as catastrophic flooding trapped residents in their homes, destroyed critical infrastructure, and left over 2 million people without power. The fifth-strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. when measured by wind speed, Ian tore into the Southwest Florida coast with violent gales, an epic storm surge, and as much as a foot of rain being dropped over some areas. At first light on Thursday morning, emergency crews were beginning to reckon with the monumental devastation left in Ian’s wake, as homes were ripped from their foundations and public buildings damaged. A lower-level emergency room at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital in Port Charlotte was flooded as brutal winds tore part of the roof from the building’s intensive care unit, the Associated Press reports. Staff had to evacuate patients on ventilators to other floors as water washed into the ICU. Other emergency services reported heartbreaking difficulties during the peak of the storm. In Fort Myers, law enforcement officials took calls from residents trapped in their...
    Hurricane Ian is barreling its way across Florida, leaving a devastating trail of destruction in its wake as scores of people remain trapped in their flooded homes and two million are left without power. The formidable hurricane blasted ashore with catastrophic force on Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 storm, packing sustained winds of 150mph and smashing homes with an 18ft wall of water in some areas. The clear up cost is set to cost billions.  Here, follow DailyMail.com's live blog for the latest developments on Hurricane Ian today:  {"id":"11262017","channel":"/news","pageUrl":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11262017/Hurricane-Ian-updates-LIVE-2-million-without-electricity-Florida-flood-warnings-place.html","status":"running","greenBox":{"body":""}}
    After days of speculation, President Joe Biden and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) announced Wednesday that they'd had a phone call and each praised the other's efforts to deal with Hurricane Ian. But the peace may be tenuous at best. Biden said during a morning speech that he talked to DeSantis "for some time" the previous evening about preparations for the storm. DeSantis made bipartisan overtures as well, saying he appreciated the Biden administration's consideration for the people of Florida. WHITE HOUSE DRAWS RIDICULE FOR STUDENT DEBT SPIN "When people's lives and their property are at risk like this, we all need to work together regardless of party lines," DeSantis said on Fox News. "The Biden administration has approved our request for a pre-landfall declaration and did that very quickly, so we are very thankful for that. And it's my sense that the administration wants to help." Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked DeSantis in an interview if he thought Florida would get the aid it needs in a charged political environment. The governor said...
    DRAMATIC footage has captured the moment a weather forecaster was knocked over by a tree while reporting on Hurricane Ian. The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore was being pummelled by rains and 100mph gusts as he delivered a bulletin in Punta Gorda, Florida on Wednesday. 4The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore was struck by a tree while reporting on Hurricane IanCredit: Twitter/Breaking911 4The meteorologist was updating viewers on Hurricane Ian when the accident happened (stock pic)Credit: Getty Dramatic footage captured the moment a tree hurtled toward Cantore, tripping him up. Cantore put his hands on the road as he tried to break the impact of the fall. He then clambered over to a traffic signal that was being battered by the winds. Cantore said: “Give me a second” as he tried to regain his composure. read more on hurricane ianSTORM DANGER Wild video shows shark in surge waters of Hurricane Ian as storm slams FloridaBLACKOUT Hurricane Ian knocks out ENTIRE Cuban grid as 'apocalypse' storm barrels toward US He later described Hurricane Ian as “one of the worst” storms that he had...
    Florida residents were spotted tempting fate by braving the historic Hurricane Ian Wednesday to wakeboard, wave American flags, and even swim in flooded cities - despite raging swells that reached upwards of 18 feet. As much of the state took measures to ready themselves for the storm, these Floridians characteristically threw caution to the wind despite potentially life-threatening conditions. The offenders came from cities across the southwest coast of the peninsula, where the brunt of the storm, then a category 4, was felt - where others flocked to take shelter or found themselves trapped on rooftops as water levels rapidly rose. The ill-advised antics saw some of the daredevils forced to be saved by rescue officials, after defying warnings from city officials such as Governor Ron DeSantis to stay put and wait out the tempest. Meanwhile, the extremely dangerous conditions the storm is unleashing - which include the aforementioned floods and life-threatening storm surge - are expected to persist Thursday, as it advances inland toward the central part of the state. The increment weather, however, did not stop these citizens from getting their...
    by Steve Wilson   Despite a slight uptick in the past day, gas prices in Tennessee are still lower than they were a month ago. According to data from AAA, the average price per gallon was $3.193 per gallon, up slightly from the day before, which was $3.186. That’s still 7.42% cheaper than the average price in the Volunteer State was a month earlier at $3.449 per gallon. Gas prices in Tennessee are 9.39% more per gallon than the same time last year ($2.893 per gallon). The national average is $3.765 per gallon and Tennessee ranks fifth lowest, behind Mississippi ($3.068), Texas ($3.106), Louisiana ($3.111) and Georgia ($3.163). The cheapest gas in Tennessee is in the Clarksville-Hopkinsville metro area in the north-central part of the state at $3.12 per gallon, while the most expensive is Jackson in west-central Tennessee at $3.274 per gallon. Memphis is just a few ticks less at $3.272. One reason for the lack of a big price increase in the Volunteer State is the path of Hurricane Ian, which will make landfall in southwest Florida rather than the western Gulf,...
    by Bethany Blankley   Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed back against a reporter who he said was trying to politicize the state’s hurricane preparedness efforts. The governor has been giving multiple briefings daily. At one briefing Tuesday, a reporter asked about remarks made by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Deanne Criswell earlier in the day. The reporter said, “FEMA Administrator [Deanne] Criswell said today she acknowledged concerns about Florida’s … as it was said … lax response to the storm so far,” before being cut off by DeSantis. “Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, give me a break. That is nonsense. Stop politicizing, OK? Stop it. We declared a state of emergency when this thing wasn’t even formed. We’ve had people in here. We’ve had counties that have done a lot of hard work. And honestly, you’re trying to attack me, I get it, but you’re attacking these other people who’ve worked very hard. So that’s just totally false.” The governor continued: “I don’t think since I’ve been governor we’ve ever declared a state of emergency this early. We...
    Hurricane Ian continued to batter the Florida peninsula with a catastrophic trifecta of high winds, heavy rain and historic storm surge Wednesday night, even as it weakened to a Category 2 storm, the National Hurricane Center said. Amid widespread flooding, property damage, power outages and water-rescue calls, and with the slow-moving hurricane inching inland hours after making landfall along Florida’s vulnerable western coastline, officials across the state continued to issue dire warnings to residents to stay inside. In Collier County, authorities have been inundated with water rescue calls. The Sheriff’s Office said it’s in “call triage mode” and getting numerous calls of people trapped by water. “At this point the majority of our 911 calls are water rescues,” Collier County Sheriff’s Office Chief Stephanie Spell told CNN in a phone call. Spell could not specify how many calls have come in at this time nor comment on injuries. “Some are reporting life threatening medical emergencies in deep water. We will get to them first. Some are reporting water coming into their house but not life threatening. They will have to...
    There’s a scene in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas where famed journalist Hunter Thompson is covering an off-road race in the desert while riding around in a jeep. Having no real interest in doing so, he tells the driver to take him back to the starting line. “No, no, no, no, no! We have to go on!” says an enthusiastic photographer accompanying him. “We need Total Coverage!” Thompson abandons the vehicle to walk back as the photographer can be heard yelling to the driver, “Drive into the dust!” Hurricane Ian isn’t bringing dust to Florida right now, but it’s bringing tons of rain and wind gusts of up to 130 miles an hour. This of course means that various national and local TV news stations have collectively sent hundreds of reporters to cover the storm. Total Coverage! Now, I don’t know this for sure, but I kind of do, which is, the stronger a storm is anticipated to be, the more TV reporters will cover it at the scene because there will likely be more destruction. And destruction,...
    Five states have declared states of emergency over Hurricane Ian as of Wednesday as the hurricane's trajectory sends the storm up the East Coast this week. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia have all declared states of emergency due to the severe weather predicted to hit the states this week. Virginia was the latest to issue such a declaration, although the storm is not expected to hit there until the weekend. HURRICANE IAN: MONSTER STORM MAKES LANDFALL AS CATEGORY 4 STORM WITH WINDS NEAR 150 MPH “Hurricane Ian is a large, powerful storm, and current predictions indicate that it may impact parts of Virginia later this week into early next week,” Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) said in a press release. “We want to ensure that our communities have the resources needed to respond to and recover from any potential effects from the storm. While we recognize that the storm track is still uncertain, I nevertheless encourage all Virginians and visitors to make a plan, have supplies on hand, and follow official sources for the latest...
    Bubbles, a chimpanzee previously owned by Michael Jackson, has been secured inside a Florida ape sanctuary ahead of Hurricane Ian. The Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, Florida, has boarded up and placed sandbags in and around the buildings at its facility, which has housed Bubbles since 2005. Additional accommodations for Bubbles, 39, and the estimated 70 other apes at the facility include hammocks and pre-prepared meals stored inside the now-barricaded buildings. 'With the most recent track, it looks like the storm is coming for a visit to the sanctuary!!!' wrote Patti Ragan, the center's director, in a Facebook post. 'All the apes and their caregivers will be hunkered down safely inside the night houses with all their food and supplies tonight into tomorrow. 'The maintenance team has boarded up all the offices and homes, sandbags have been placed in the areas prone to flooding, supplies have been purchased, and our caregivers have prepared the apes' night houses, diets, and special enrichment during the storm. 'They are heated in the winter and strong enough to withstand Florida hurricanes,' Bubbles (left),...
    Shocking photos show the extent of devastation left by Hurricane Ian as it raged across southwest portion of the state Sunday, bringing with it historic flooding and widespread power outages. The stark before and after images show the extent of such flooding as the historic storm heads north to the central part of the state, causing nearby Virginia, Georgia, and North and South Carolina to issue their own state of emergencies. Fort Myers was one worst battered by Ian, with apocalyptic photos showing homes decimated by its wrath as roads turned into rivers with the tsunami of floodwater.  Naples and nearby Sanibel Island were also rocked by the 'historic' hurricane, with images of the latter showing a beachside pool overwhelmed by water as the region saw winds in the excess of 155mph.  The images show the current, embattled state of the Sunshine State, with more than 1million out of power and forced to their home's rooftops as water levels are still reported to be on the rise. ‹ Slide me › Shocking photos show the extent of devastation left by Hurricane Ian...
    Hurricane Ian has weakened to a Category 3 storm hours after pummeling southwestern Florida Wednesday, but officials are warning people to stay inside as the worst of the storm is still on the way. The storm made landfall as a Category 4 along the southwestern coast of Florida near Cayo Costa around 3:05 p.m. ET Wednesday with winds near 150 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Ian walloped Collier County, where authorities have been inundated with water rescue calls. The Sheriff’s Office said it’s in “call triage mode” and getting numerous calls of people trapped by water. “At this point the majority of our 911 calls are water rescues,” Collier County Sheriff’s Office Chief Stephanie Spell told CNN in a phone call. Spell could not specify how many calls have come in at this time nor comment on injuries. “Some are reporting life threatening medical emergencies in deep water. We will get to them first. Some are reporting water coming into their house but not life threatening. They will have to wait. Possibly until the water recedes,” a post...
    Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen are keeping their distance amid reports of a clash between the two, even as a hurricane threatens their Florida home. Tom, 45, and his wife Gisele, 42, are staying at separate homes while staying in Miami amid the approach of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall on Wednesday on the western side of the state in Fort Myers. A source told Page Six on Wednesday that Gisele is staying with the family's children in Miami at the house they have been renting while their mansion is renovated, but Tom is reportedly not staying with them.  Staying apart: Tom Brady, 45, and Gisele Bündchen, 42, are staying in separate homes in Miami while sitting out Hurricane Ian, a source told Page Six on Wednesday. The have been wrapped up in rumors of marital turmoil in recent weeks The day before, a source told People that the couple had left Tampa, where they were based while Tom was playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to go back to Miami to be further from the path of the storm. The...
    Galer and her colleagues were smart to take the extra precaution. Ian, currently a Category 4 but nearing a Category 5 hurricane, has reportedly come barreling through the Florida coast with winds over 150 MPH and storm surges of up to a record 18 feet. The City of Fort Myers was under evacuation orders, but officials say that it is now no longer safe to leave. As of mid-afternoon on Wednesday, 450,000 Floridians had already lost power, and police, fire fighters, and other first responders are preparing for significant structural damage. Governor Ron DeSantis (R) warned that Wednesday and Thursday would "be a nasty nasty ... two days" for the people of Florida. Ian made landfall at 2:24 p.m. EST on Wednesday.
    Hurricane Ian struck Florida on Wednesday as a powerful Category 4 storm with massive storm surge, devastating winds, and excessive rains. "The storm put Fort Myers directly in its path after straying eastward from initial forecasts and is currently a Category 4 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center forecasts a life-threatening 12-to-16-foot storm surge from Engelwood to Bonita Beach," the Fort Myers News-Press reported. On Facebook, the Naples Fire-Rescue Department posted a video of a water rescue outside a flooded firehouse. The video shows multiple first responders escorting a woman through chest-deep water. Firefighters had to push an engine out of the flooded station. Meteorologist Kaitlan Wright posted video from a multi-story building in Fort Myers showing widespread devastation, with boats between flooded buildings and what appears to be multiple feet of standing water. Weather Channel meteorologist Mike Bettes posted video of a camera six feet off the ground in Fort Myers. Hurricane tracker Mark Sudduth also posted video from Fort Myers: \u201cLocal LTE network struggling as major hurricane Ian moves through but this is how Ft Myers looks...
    At least seven Cuban migrants have been rescued and 20 are still missing after their vessel sank off Florida before Hurricane Ian made landfall, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. Four individuals braved the tough sea conditions and swam to Stock Island on Wednesday, Miami Chief Patrol Agent Walter Slosar said on Twitter. The U.S. Coast Guard's 7th District said a Coast Guard crew rescued three people who were found in the water approximately two miles south of Boca Chica. The migrants were rushed to a local hospital and were treated for exhaustion and dehydration. The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Border Patrol rescued seven migrants after their boat sank near the Florida coast Wednesday. Four individuals were able to swim to the shores of Stock Island and three people were located in the water two miles south of Boca Chica. Efforts were still being made to find the 20 other migrants are missing Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    Many weather forecasters are getting out in front of the story by getting outside during Hurricane Ian as part of a storied tradition of fearless weathermen and women braving the conditions for the sake of good coverage.  The devastating hurricane could potentially become a Category 5 storm as it pummels Florida, warned Governor Ron DeSantis, but that didn't stop these weather forecasters from walking straight into it. One weatherman, Jim Cantore of BNO news, was shown almost being blown away by the severe winds as he covered the storm.  'I can't stand up' Cantore said as the hurricane-force winds force him to hang to a street sign to avoid being thrown over by the wind. WATCH: Weatherman Jim Cantore is nearly blown away while reporting on Hurricane Ian pic.twitter.com/BKV90AFhxG— BNO News (@BNONews) September 28, 2022 A weather forecaster for CNN stands by the water in St. Petersburg, Florida just hours before Hurricane Ian began producing large, unpredictable waves The weather became visibly worse over the hours the forecasters stayed in St. Petersburg, with rain eventually blocking out much of the...
    Live from Music Row, Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed national political correspondent for One America News, Neil W. McCabe, to the newsmaker line to discuss Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ press conference etiquette and his emergency preparedness. Leahy: On the newsmaker line, our very good friend, the best journalist in Florida, Neil W. McCabe, the “Top Gov” tracker. He works for One America News Network. Good morning, Neil. McCabe: Good morning, Michael. Good to be with you, sir. Leahy: Are you safe down there as Hurricane Ian is headed your way? McCabe: Yes. It looked like Ian was going to hit us here in the panhandle in Tallahassee, but then it broke east and is now headed for anywhere between Fort Myers and Tampa. So we’re okay here in Tallahassee, but there are gusts of about 20 to 30 miles an hour. Leahy: We are five weeks and five days until the midterm elections, November 8. Of course, Ron...
    U.S. Coast Guard’s 7th District via Twitter Twenty Cuban migrants are missing after their vessel sank Wednesday as they attempted to reach the U.S. during Hurricane Ian, authorities said. Four people swam to shore and ended up on Stock Island in the Florida Keys, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office told Chief Patrol Agent Walter Slosar of the Miami Sector. Slosar tweeted a map of the island and said a vessel carrying the migrants sank “due to inclement weather.” #BREAKING: U.S. Border Patrol agents along with support from @mcsonews responded to a migrant landing in Stock Island #Florida. 4 Cuban migrants swam to shore after their vessel sank due to inclement weather. @USCGSoutheast initiated a #SAR operation to search for 23 individuals. pic.twitter.com/yUurGfSOSe — Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar (@USBPChiefMIP) September 28, 2022 The Twitter account for the U.S. Coast Guard’s 7th District shared Sosar’s breaking news with an update. Of the 23 people who were initially missing, three were rescued and hospitalized. The whereabouts of the remaining 20 are unknown. #Breaking @USCG crews rescued 3 people in the water...
    "Well I mean, he's the president of the United States. That includes Florida," she said. "You don't have to agree with him about stuff, but these are his people, your people, our people. That's what you're supposed to do." "Isn't it socialism when the government helps you?" Joy Behar chimed in. "Like social security, medicare?" added Asunción aka "Sunny" Hostin. "Yeah, and the fire department's gotta come. And the police, I mean, socialism!" Behar said, mockingly waving her hands. The ladies went on to speculate over what kind of leadership DeSantis would show as he guides Florida through this natural disaster. "He'll be fine. I think he'll handle it, he's not stupid," Behar said. "I hope he can organize in the way that the Pureto Rican governor — he took a lot of flak for it, but he really organized Puerto Rico and organized those mayors and the mayor of San Juan especially," Hostin said, referencing the Puerto Rican response to Hurricane Maria. She went on to suggest DeSantis will be successful because...
    MSNBC host Joy Reid faced backlash for a comment she made Tuesday evening comparing Floridians evacuating ahead of Hurricane Ian to the illegal migrants flooding the US border. Reid was slammed online for politicizing the natural disaster, which has so far left 650,000 Floridians without power, and imperiled the lives and livelihoods of millions more. On the Tuesday edition of The ReidOut, the host remarked that Governor Ron DeSantis (R) would have to pause 'owning the libs' in order to manage the natural disaster impacting his state. DeSantis was governor of Florida throughout the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and oversaw a successful mitigation effort and reopening of its economy. He also oversaw the response to Hurricane Sally, which struck the Florida panhandle in September 2020. 'It’s a bit ironic now that you might have Floridians having to pour over the borders and go north and get out of the state of Florida in the exact same crisis we have been talking about on a trolling level in that state for a long time,' said Reid. 'Be careful about attacking people...
    In a move that could be interpreted as a sign of how bad things are in Florida, 21 Waffle Houses have closed their doors in the Sunshine State due to Hurricane Ian. The "Waffle House Index" has become an unofficial gauge of how severe a natural disaster is, a practice that has been acknowledged by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The popular chain restaurant is known for only closing in the direst of conditions, often staking out to provide food and resources for first responders during recovery efforts, according to USA Today. As the logic goes, if the ever-resilient Waffle Houses are closing, the situation must be severe. "The Waffle House test just doesn't tell us how quickly a business might rebound — it also tells how the larger community is faring," a FEMA blog post states, according to the outlet. "The sooner restaurants, grocery and corner stores or banks can reopen, the sooner local economies will start generating revenue again — signaling a strong recovery for that community." HURRICANE IAN LIVE VIDEOS: STORM CAMERAS CAPTURE CATEGORY 4...
    Hurricane Ian officially made landfall near Cayo Costa, Florida at 3:05 P.M. on Wednesday as a near category five hurricane with maximum sustained winds at 150 mph. The National Hurricane Center continues to warn of “life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds and flooding in the Florida Peninsula” as millions are under evacuation orders. Clips of the storm surge inundating coastal areas like Fort Myers, very near to where the hurricane made landfall show the extent of the devastation. The Weather Channel’s Mike Bettes posted a stunning clip from a street camera showing an intersection in Fort Myers completely underwater as winds raged. “*RARE* first person view of storm surge. This camera is 6 feet off the ground on Estero Blvd in Fort Myers Beach, FL. Not sure how much longer it keeps working,” Bettes noted of the clip. Here is what this view typically looks like pic.twitter.com/HZjzPBr8h2 — Mike Bettes (@mikebettes) September 28, 2022 Other meteorologists shared clips from elevated balconies at coastal hotels showing the Gulf of Mexico below them. “That was the pool area of this hotel....
    White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre denied that political differences tinged President Joe Biden’s efforts to coordinate a response to Hurricane Ian with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R). Jean-Pierre led Wednesday’s press briefing with an explainer of the Biden administration’s phone calls with DeSantis and the assistance that the government is providing to Florida as Ian is about to make landfall. When the briefing opened up to questions, Jean-Pierre explained that Biden has received “regular briefings” on the storm, and “will most likely continue to make calls” on the storm’s progression. Asked to describe the substance of the DeSantis calls, Jean-Pierre said Biden pledged “the full force” of the government and ongoing coordination with the state in response to the storm. ABC News’s Cecilia Vega asked about how regularly Biden will be receiving updates, but she also asked about the “tone” of the DeSantis call because of the “complex relationship” between him and Biden. “There’s no politics in this,” Jean-Pierre answered. “This is about the people of Florida. This is about 2 people who wanted to have a conversation...
    [Breaking news update, published at 3:15 p.m. ET] Hurricane Ian made landfall along the southwestern coast of Florida near Cayo Costa around 3:05 p.m. ET with winds near 150 mph, making it a high-end Category 4 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. [Original story, published at 2:16 p.m. ET] Hurricane Ian is poised to make landfall in southwest Florida on Wednesday and is already bringing a catastrophic trifecta of high winds, heavy rain and historic storm surge to the state. Ian is a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 155 mph, and its center was located about 35 miles west-southwest of Fort Myers as of 1 p.m. ET, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm is moving at about 9 mph and is expected to make landfall, perhaps north of Fort Myers near the Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda areas, this afternoon, the center said. Much of west-central Florida and places inland face disaster: “Historic” storm surge up to 18 feet is possible and could swallow coastal homes; rain could cause flooding across much of the state; and...
    Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida shortly after 3pm on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm with winds nearing 150mph. Ian approached Florida just one day after making landfall in Cuba as a Category 3 hurricane, wreaking havoc on the country and leaving it completely without power due to disruptions to the national electric system. Officials in Florida have warned of similar destruction, with the National Hurricane Center warning of imminent “catastrophic storm surge, winds, and flooding.” HURRICANE IAN TRACKER UPDATE: LIVE COVERAGE OF POTENTIALLY DEADLY STORM An uprooted tree, toppled by strong winds from the outer bands of Hurricane Ian, rests in a parking lot of a shopping center, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Cooper City, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Wilfredo Lee/AP More than 269,000 Floridians were without power before noon on Wednesday, just hours before Ian made landfall. This number is expected to rise in the coming days. More than 1,300 federal workers have already arrived in Florida to help with emergency preparations, including "operations, planning, power restoration, debris removal, and urban...
    A SHARK was spotted among the surge waters of Hurricane Ian in Florida. A video on Twitter captured the creature in Fort Myers Beach. 1A video on Twitter caught a shark in Hurricane Ian's surge waters Viewers can see the sharks fins flipping out of the shallow water. Inside of being frightened, Twitter users showed sympathy towards the struggling shark. "Poor Shark is stuck now," one wrote. Someone replied: "He needs some help out of there. Blown up in the surge." More to follow...For the latest news on this story, keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun. Topics Sharks Florida YOU MIGHT LIKERECOMMENDED FOR YOUMORE FOR YOUMore from The SunLatestDEADLY SHOOTING One dead and alleged shooter in custody at hospital after cops swarmed areaTRAGIC END Missing teen killed after being caught in shootout between suspect and policeExclusiveMY TRUTH Joe Rogan's dad denies claims of violence & wants to reunite...
    Welcome to the Glean, MinnPost’s twice-daily roundup of Minnesota news. Jennifer Hoff at KARE-11 reports there are 30 volunteers from Minnesota and the Dakotas on the ground with 50 more on standby in Jacksonville, waiting for Hurricane Ian to hit landfall. “It may die down in category level but it can still cause such devastation and that’s what we have to prepare for,” said evacuation shelter supervisor Kyle Parkinson. “We were at a level seven, which means that’s our highest response.” Eric Rasmussen at KSTP is reporting the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the Minneapolis Police Department’s handling of the 2016 death of Elisa Gomez. Detectives had closed the case as an apparent suicide, but in 2019 an investigator with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and its Office of Justice Programs issued a memo to the MPD urging the department to take another look at the case citing a lack of follow-up with witnesses and inconsistencies in their stories. Kirsti Marohn at MPR News reports despite heavy spring rains, a drought (not as severe as last year’s) is...
    On Wednesday morning, more than a dozen locations were closed from Naples stretching north along the Gulf of Mexico coastline to Bradenton in Manatee County, USA Today reported. "We do have closures in mandatory evacuation zones and areas within low-lying areas that are subject to severe flooding," Waffle House Vice President of Public Relations Njeri Boss said Wednesday morning. Boss said the restaurant is working with local governments and emergency responders to evaluate whether to close Waffle House locations. "We constantly track storms during hurricane season, following their progress when there is an indication they might make landfall or deliver significant storm conditions," she told USA Today. FEMA also uses Waffle House operations, as well as companies like Walmart, Home Depot, and Lowe's to measure disaster recovery. "Businesses in communities are often some of the biggest drivers of recovery. If stores can open, people can go back to work. If people can go back to work, they can return to at least one piece of a normal life — and that little piece of normalcy can...
    A Florida property attorney has revealed tips to help you deal with the aftermath of a  'monstrous' storm as the Sunshine State is hit by 'monstrous' Hurricane Ian.   Kailey, a property attorney in Florida who represents homeowners who have claims against their insurance company for any form of property damage, usually caused by a storm, shared tips with her fellow residents whose lives could well be upended by Hurricane Ian, a category four storm that has just hit the southwestern tip of the state. .  The hurricane has prompted mandatory evacuations for more than 300,000 people in the Tampa Bay area and has resulted in many native Floridians, like Kailey, sharing their tips to TikTok to help save both their lives and homes.  Dozens of homes are already underwater and more damage is expected to be done before the storm moves on - prompting Kailey to share some basic tips and tricks for what to do if your home is one of the many that bear the brunt of the horrific hurricane.  Kailey, a property attorney in Florida, has revealed helpful...
    Hurricane Ian approaches west coast of Florida on Sept. 28th, 2022.NOAA Hurricane Ian is making landfall over the west coast of Florida, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday afternoon. The storm greatly intensified as it neared land, reaching winds of 155 mph and nearing the most dangerous Category 5 classification Wednesday morning. Hurricane force winds were 35 miles out from the center and tropical storm force winds were 150 miles from the center, according to the National Weather Service. "This is going to be a nasty, nasty day, two days" DeSantis said early Wednesday in a press conference. Officials in Florida and nationally are closely tracking the storm's movements. More than 2.5 million people were under mandatory evacuation orders in Florida, but legally, no residents can be forced to leave their homes. DeSantis said the highest-risk areas in the state range from Collier County up to Sarasota County, and it is no longer safe for residents in those counties to evacuate.Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwardsNOAA"Do what you need to do to stay safe. If you are where that storm...
    Hurricane Ian is poised to make landfall in southwest Florida on Wednesday and is already bringing a catastrophic trifecta of high winds, heavy rain and historic storm surge to the state. Ian is a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 155 mph, and its center was located about 35 miles west-southwest of Fort Myers as of 1 p.m. ET, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm is moving at about 9 mph and is expected to make landfall, perhaps north of Fort Myers near the Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda areas, this afternoon, the center said. Much of west-central Florida and places inland face disaster: “Historic” storm surge up to 18 feet is possible and could swallow coastal homes; rain could cause flooding across much of the state; and crushing winds could flatten homes and stop electricity service for days or weeks. “This is a wind storm and a surge storm and a flood storm, all in one,” CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said. “And this is going to spread itself out across the entire state. Everybody is going to...
    Over 2.5 million residents of coastal Florida are being advised to evacuate due the threat posed by Hurricane Ian, a storm which has already left 1 million in Cuba without electricity and which was predicted to hit the western flank of the Sunshine State early Wednesday afternoon. In anticipation of a Category 4 storm’s 130 mile-per-hour winds, residents are scrambling to stack up sandbags and stockpile supplies. For a certain class of Florida resident, however, also at issue—and, in some cases, in need of evacuation—are their art collections, which can be valued in the multiple millions and are potentially vulnerable to being damaged by the hurricane’s destructive path. Generally, Florida’s super-rich and the galleries that cater to them are prepared for hurricane season (June through November) and know to store away their prized works long before a threat like Ian looms, but in some cases, last-minute intervention is needed. “We’ve brought some art in, specifically flatworks [paintings],” Susan McGregor, the founder and CEO of Bellissima Luxury & Fine Arts Services in Fort Lauderdale, told The Daily...
    Fox News’s midday panel show, Outnumbered, took a break Wednesday from debating current events and focused coverage solely on hurricane Ian’s expected landfall in Florida. Regular co-hosts Harris Faulkner and Kayleigh McEnany were joined by Fox Weather meteorologist Amy Freeze and Fox News host Todd Piro who covered hurricane Sandy in 2012 as a correspondent for NBC Connecticut Today. Pirro offered a “chilling” warning for residents in the path of Ian based on his experience with Sandy. The conversation began with Faulkner, who lives in New Jersey recalling her experience with Hurricane Irene. She noted that the storm hit “southern New Jersey moved into northern New Jersey. I remember it. It looked like it had passed. And there were places underwater for weeks after Hurricane Irene.” “The expansive nature of hurricanes are not just about the eyewall, which is the strongest part of the storm, but their ability to have far-reaching effects. Always in the northeast quadrant of the northeast corner, basically, of a storm. You’ve got the threat of tornadoes,” weighed in Freeze, adding: Can you imagine you’re worried...
    To challenge the GOP’s latest cruel stunt, advocates hope to make their civil-rights a case class action suit. If you thought the GOP’s war on immigrants couldn’t get any more twisted or depraved, think again. A new level of depravity was reached on September 14, when approximately fifty Venezuelan migrants were lured by false promises of employment, housing, and educational opportunities to board two private chartered jets that flew them from San Antonio, Texas, to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Unbeknownst to the migrants, they had been transplanted as part of a premeditated plan hatched by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The flights were paid for by Florida taxpayers from a $12 million appropriation approved by the state legislature earlier this year to implement the governor’s policy of relocating “unauthorized aliens” to so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions. Instead of being welcomed with open arms and job applications in Martha’s Vineyard, the migrants found themselves abandoned and alone on the tarmac of the resort island’s tiny airport. Fortunately, they were taken in by local church groups later that day and were subsequently provided with...