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Rescues, floods continue in Florida


A man walks past hurricane damage in Pine Island, Fla. Associated Press/Photo by Scott Clause/The News-Press

Rescues, floods continue in Florida

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Florida is giving out water, food, and tarps in an effort to hold everyone over until the floodwaters recede. Water is still rising in some places as it flows from one region to another. Some people are living in shelters while others are camping in churches until their homes are livable. Aid workers have given out over 300,000 hot meals since the hurricane hit.

What’s happening on the barrier islands? The Florida government is working on restoring two bridges to the barrier islands. Officials have said the bridges will need major repairs, and Gov. Ron DeSantis said it will likely not be a permanent repair. Rescuers have found about 1,900 people on the islands and the mainland, and they are knocking on doors to make sure no one is trapped, DeSantis said.

Dig deeper: Listen to Onize Ohikere’s report on The World and Everything in It podcast about Pakistan’s recovery from massive floods.


Mary Muncy

Mary Muncy is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. She graduated from World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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