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Hurricane Ian Wreaks Havoc in Florida, Leaves Two Million With out Energy and Widespread Journey Disruptions


With energy and telephone strains out in lots of areas of Florida, a whole image of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ian remains to be unclear.

Ian made landfall Wednesday afternoon close to Fort Myers as a Class 4 hurricane, with most sustained winds close to 150 mph (241 km/h).

The Nationwide Hurricane Middle mentioned in an announcement {that a} storm surge of 12 to 18’ (3.7 to five.5 m) and damaging waves hit the southwest Florida coast, from Englewood to Bonita Seaside. Officers in Naples mentioned that half the roads within the metropolis have been impassable, and a bit of the causeway resulting in Sanibel island collapsed.

Flash flooding was reported in Orlando after rains hit central and northeast Florida in a single day.  One dying was reported in Deltona, Florida, after a 72-year-old man drowned, having gone exterior to aim to empty his swimming pool.   Rescuers throughout the state try to extract folks from their flooded houses in lots of components of the state.

In the meantime, energy is out to over 2.6 million prospects within the state.  Outages are concentrated largely in central and southwest Florida.

Airways, together with American Airways, Delta Air Strains, JetBlue Airways, and United Airways, have been pressured to cancel a minimum of 4,500 flights by way of Saturday and extra cancellations are anticipated.

At 10:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration web site reported that 9 airports stay closed within the state, together with Orlando Worldwide, Tampa Worldwide, Airport, Daytona Seaside Worldwide, Melbourne Orlando Worldwide, Naples Airport, and Southwest Florida Worldwide. Airports.

In Orlando, main theme parks together with Walt Disney World stay shuttered.

(Photograph: Accura Media Group)

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