Rescuers search for Survivors among the rubble of flooded Florida homes From Hurricane Ian while the authorities in South Carolina begins assessing the damage from its attack as it counts traumatized Florida communities dead Saturday and full Scale of Devastation came into focus, two days after the hurricane hit the coast one of more powerful Storms ever hit United State.
Rescuers are still searching for survivors in Water flooded neighborhoods and along the state’s southwest coast, where homesrestaurants and businesses were torn apart as Ian stepped ashore as a powerful Category 4 hurricane on Wednesday.
According to the Florida Committee of Medical Examiners, death fees climbed up to 24 on Saturday, with Some of the United States media Reporting that it can be three times So.
According to the US Coast Guard, 16 immigrants also remain Missing from a boat that sank during a hurricane on Wednesday. two people they were found dead Nine others were rescued, including four Cubans who Swim to the beach in Florida Keys.
More than 1.2 million people left without power in Florida Saturday, hamper the efforts of those who They were evacuated to return to their country homes to take stock of what they lost.
“that it just turn turtle downwet, full of A resident of Belinda House said: of The home He and his wife share on less floor of they daughter’s house in Fort Myers Beach on Gulf of The coast of Mexico who took bruise of storm.
Ian passed over Florida and in the Atlantic Ocean before it reaches land in the United States againthis time on South Carolina coast on Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustainable winds of 140 km/h (85 mph).
It was later reduced to A postTropical cyclone and set to dissipate over Virginia later Saturday.
More than 320,000 people left without power Via North, South Carolina and Virginia, tracking website Power outage.us Saturday said.
“they were just I’m starting to see the size of destruction” in Florida, US President Joe Biden said on Friday.
“It’s probably one of the worst in Countries history,” He said of Ian.
With damage estimates of up to tens of billions of In dollars, Biden said it would “take months and years rebuild. “
“it’s not just crisis for Florida, he said, “This is an American crisis.”
CoreLogic, a professional company in property Analysis, said wind-related losses for Residential and commercial real estate in Florida can cost Insurance companies up $32 billion, while flood losses could reach $15 billion.
This is the most expensive storm in Florida since Hurricane Andrew made land in 1992,” said Tom Larsen of CoreLogic.
Rescue operations continue
On Friday, the Coast Guard said it happened made 117 rescue operations using Boats and helicopters of people Trapped in flooded homes.
Governor Ron DeSantis said hundreds of Another rescue personnel They were going from door to door.”up And the down shoreline.”
Many Florida residents have been evacuated of The storm, but thousands chose shelter in place and ride it out.
two hard-hit The barrier islands near Fort Myers – Pine Island and Sanibel Island were cut off off After the storm destroyed the bridges leading to the mainland.
aerial photos and videos show astounding devastation in Sanibel and other places.
In Fort Myers Beach, a recreational boat called Crackerjack sat on top of a pile of debris like a abandoned toy. The stand for the trailers was blown to almost nothing.
a bunch of Restaurants and bars reopen in Fort Myers, gives the illusion of Normal life amid fallen trees and smashed storefronts.
Before he hit Florida, Ian drowned them all of Cuba in the dark after the island was shot down power network.
Electricity was gradually returning, but a lot homes left without power.
Caused by man-made climate change in more severe weather events Around the world, scientists say – including with Ian.
According to a quick and preliminary analysis, American scientists said that human-caused Climate change has increased the heavy rainfall that Ian over 10%.