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Rescues underway in Ian’s wake


Wreckage in Fort Myers Beach, Florida on Thursday Associated Press/Photo by Rebecca Blackwell

Rescues underway in Ian’s wake

Nearly 80 people are dead in Florida, and some residents are still unaccounted for after Hurricane Ian. On Friday, rescue crews went door-to-door to over 3,000 homes in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ian. The searches continued through the weekend. The Category 4 storm washed away entire coastal communities. U.S. Rep Byron Donalds, R-Fla., said Fort Myers Beach had been “obliterated.”

What about the Carolinas? Ian hit Friday as a Category 1 hurricane. The storm was blamed for four deaths in North Carolina. It washed away four piers along the coast, including two at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Dig deeper: Read Kim Henderson’s report from the WORLD archives about the cleanup after tornadoes tore through the heartland last year.


Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of WORLD Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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