hurricane ian

Ian's damage to Florida agriculture as high as $1.8 billion

The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Ian caused as much as $1.8 billion in damages to Florida agriculture last month. A preliminary estimate released Monday by the Florida Department of Agriculture says the Category 4 storm caused between…

Winning $494M lottery ticket sold in city battered by Ian

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A winning lottery ticket worth a share of a $494 million Mega Millions jackpot was purchased in a southwest Florida city hammered by Hurricane Ian late last month. Florida lottery officials on Monday said one of…

Hurricane Ian floods leave mess, insurance questions behind

By REBECCA SANTANA and MICHAEL PHILLIS Associated Press NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) - Christine Barrett and her family had to climb on top of their kitchen cabinets because of flooding that surged into their house during Hurricane Ian. They put…

Biden to focus on hurricane victims in Florida, not politics

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden is traveling to hurricane-ravaged Florida with a pledge that federal, state and local governments will work as one to help rebuild homes, businesses and lives. Biden plans to put politics on mute for now…

Ian deals blow to Florida's teetering insurance sector

By DEE-ANN DURBIN and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Business Writers Florida’s home insurance market was already on shaky ground. It now faces an even mightier struggle after the damage caused by Hurricane Ian. Wind and storm-surge losses from the hurricane could…

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

By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Nearly a week after Hurricane Ian smashed into Florida and carved a path of destruction that reached into the Carolinas, hundreds of thousands of Florida residents are facing another day…

In Hurricane Ian's wake, dangers persist, worsen in parts

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN and MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Days after Hurricane Ian carved a path of destruction from Florida to the Carolinas, the dangers persisted, and even worsened in some places. It was clear…

The latest: Florida officials fear death toll will rise

By The Associated Press The Latest on Hurricane Ian: Officials in Florida fear the death toll from Hurricane Ian could rise substantially, given the wide swath of the state swamped by the storm. After making landfall with some of the…

Floods trap many in Florida as Ian heads to South Carolina

By ADRIANA GOMEZ-LICON Associated Press PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) - Rescue crews are wading through water and using boats to rescue Florida residents stranded in the wake of Hurricane Ian. The Orange County fire department posted photos Thursday of crews…

People trapped, 2.5M without power as Ian drenches Florida

By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Ian has 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…

Ivey pledges assistance for Florida after Ian

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said the state is prepared and will ship out to assist those in need in Florida following Hurricane Ian. Alabama emergency management officials are closely monitoring Ian's path, and once they were sure Alabama would avoid…

Biden to oil industry: Don't raise prices as hurricane nears

By AAMER MADHANI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden is warning the oil and gas companies against increasing prices for consumers as Hurricane Ian nears landfall along Florida’s southwest coast. Biden's message to the industry is: “Do not,…

Hurricane Ian nears Florida landfall with 155 mph winds

By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (AP) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ian has rapidly intensified off Florida, gaining top winds of 155 mph, just shy of the most devastating Category 5 hurricane status. Ian is…