Nicole Lashes Florida With Rain, Leaves Thousands Without Power
Nicole, now a tropical storm, is lashing central Florida with heavy rain and powerful wind, leaving a trail of blackouts and floods.November 10, 2022
Temporary Repairs to Sanibel Causeway Allow Trucks to Reach Island
A slow march of utility trucks headed to Sanibel Island near Fort Myers, Fla., on Oct. 11 following temporary repairs to the Sanibel Causeway, which was broken in three locations during Hurricane Ian.
One Bridge Damaged by Ian Reopens, and a Truck Is Among First to Cross It
Hours before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that emergency road and bridge repairs to Pine Island had been completed ahead of schedule on Oct. 5, cheers and a little laughter greeted some of the first motorists — including a Publix truck — to cross a temporary bridge built to restore access by land to the island, which took much of the brunt from Hurricane Ian.
Many Trapped in Florida as Ian Heads to South Carolina
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through flooded streets Sept. 29 to save thousands of Floridians trapped after Hurricane Ian destroyed homes and businesses and left millions in the dark.
2.7 Million Without Power as Ian Drenches Florida
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Hurricane Ian destroyed a cross-section of Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, forcing patients from nursing homes and hospitals, cutting off a popular barrier island and obliterating a historic waterfront pier. Nearly 2.7 million people lost power as rain fell and waters rose.
Hurricane Ian May Be Among Costliest Storms in US History
Hurricane Ian is poised to become one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, threatening to slam Florida’s western coastline with 125 mph winds.
Hurricane Ian on Path to Strike Florida as Category 4
Hurricane Ian was growing stronger as it approached the western tip of Cuba on a track to hit the west coast of Florida as a major hurricane as early as Sept. 28. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a statewide emergency and waived certain hours-of-service rules.
Storm’s Blackouts Sever Texas Fuel Shipments to East Coast
The largest gasoline pipeline in North America halted most shipments of fuel from Texas to the East Coast after Hurricane Nicholas’ winds knocked out power to almost half a million homes and businesses.
Vehicles Plunge Into Hole in Mississippi Road Caused by Ida
Two people were killed and at least 10 others were injured late Aug. 30 when seven vehicles plunged, one after another, into a deep hole where a dark, rural highway collapsed as Hurricane Ida blew through Mississippi, authorities said Aug. 31.August 31, 2021
A Hurricane Ida Unknown: Economic Impact on Region, US
Hurricane Ida, bearing high winds and the likelihood of flooding rain as it strikes the Louisiana coast, could damage the energy-heavy Gulf Coast economy and potentially have economic consequences well beyond the region.