Live updates: Ian recovery efforts continue in Florida and the Carolinas

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) alone cannot rebuild and provide assistance to all the communities impacted by Hurricane Ian, Craig Fugate, former FEMA administrator, told CNN’s Amara Walker Sunday. When asked what recovery efforts might look like for Floridians who don’t own flood insurance, Fugate said: “FEMA’s money only goes to people who didn’t … Read more

Hurricane Ian: Dozens of deaths reported after storm slams into Florida, 4 dead in North Carolina

At least 72 people in Florida have died due to Hurricane Ian, according to local officials. Four people were also reported dead due to the storm in North Carolina, the governor’s office said. The Category 4 storm slammed into Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday afternoon, causing catastrophic damage, fierce winds and dangerous, record-breaking storm surges. The … Read more

NFL: London is stage for milestone 100th international game

CNN — The NFL returns to London on Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings (2-1) and New Orleans Saints (1-2) contest the first of five international slate of games scheduled this season. With Justin Jefferson and the Vikings taking on Alvin Kamara and the Saints at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Sunday’s game will mark the 100th game … Read more

Florida governor defends the timing of Lee County officials’ evacuation ahead of Hurricane Ian

CNN — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Lee County officials acted appropriately when they issued their first mandatory evacuations on Tuesday, less than 24 hours before Hurricane Ian made landfall on the state, and a day after several neighboring counties issued their orders. “They were following the data, and you remember people were looking initially … Read more

Hurricane Ian: Death toll rises to 66 in Florida after the storm rendered some communities ‘unrecognizable,’ officials say

CNN — Days after Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida, shell-shocked residents are still assessing the damage left behind by record-high storm surge, damaging winds and catastrophic flooding that left some areas of the Sunshine State unrecognizable. At least 66 people were killed by Ian in Florida as it swallowed homes in its furious rushing waters, … Read more

Noru became a super typhoon in 6 hours. Scientists say powerful storms are becoming harder to forecast

CNN — Residents on the small resort island of Polillo are accustomed to severe weather – their island sits in the northeastern Philippines, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean where storms typically gather strength and turn into typhoons. But even they were stunned by the intensity of Typhoon Noru, known locally as Typhoon Karding, … Read more

Hurricane Ian recovery efforts are underway in Florida and South Carolina

Editor’s Note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN’s lite site for low bandwidth. You also can text or WhatsApp your Ian stories to CNN +1 332-261-0775. CNN — Floridians are still dealing with major flooding Saturday and likely will for days as they try to recover from deadly Hurricane Ian, expected to be the most … Read more

Behind the blackout triggered by Hurricane Fiona is a long-embattled history of Puerto Rico’s weak and outdated electrical grid

CNN — Less than two weeks after Hurricane Fiona made landfall on Puerto Rico, triggering an islandwide blackout for 1.5 million customers, power has been restored to 84% of residents, officials said. Fiona hit the US territory as a Category 1 storm September 18, dropping record rainfall, unleashing mudslides, flooding neighborhoods and leaving most of … Read more

Ron DeSantis pivots from political battles in aftermath of Hurricane Ian

CNN — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had just delivered sobering details of Hurricane Ian’s destruction Friday evening at his third news conference of the day, this time in flood-ravaged St. Augustine. As he walked away from a stand of microphones, an onlooker shouted, “2028! 2028, Ron!” “2024!” another supporter called out to DeSantis, a potential … Read more

Opinion: The staggering toll of this constant state of emergency

Editor’s Note: Brenda Rivera-García, DVM, MPH is senior director of Latin America and Caribbean Programs for Americares, a former US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dengue Branch-Guest Researcher and Puerto Rico Department of Health Territorial Epidemiologist. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion articles on CNN. CNN — Across … Read more