Ian arrives in North Carolina after bringing flooding, damage to South Carolina; death toll rises in Florida

Ian weakened to a post-tropical storm Friday evening, the National Hurricane Center said, hours after making landfall in South Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane. The storm was moving inland over North Carolina overnight Friday, bringing the potential of flash flooding and gusty winds to that state. The hurricane center said Ian made landfall near … Read more

Hurricane Ian Live Update: Latest News from Raleigh, Durham, NC

All eyes are on Hurricane Ian as the storm has made landfall in South Carolina. The National Hurricane Center reported Friday that there is a danger of “life-threatening storm surge” and southeastern North Carolina will get forceful winds by Friday afternoon. Raleigh, Durham and the Triangle region continue to be under a tropical storm warning. … Read more

Hurricane Ian lashes Carolinas as death toll in Florida rises

Hurricane Ian was barreling toward South Carolina Friday after bludgeoning southwestern and central Florida, leaving catastrophic damage in its wake. The National Hurricane Center said Ian, which regained hurricane status after a brief span as a tropical storm, was expected to bring “life-threatening storm surge” and hurricane conditions to the Carolina coast along with “flooding … Read more

‘At least 12 dead’ as storm barrels inland to the Carolinas

But the death toll is expected to rise, with emergency services still responding to thousands of calls and Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis warning that water levels were likely to keep rising in what is “basically a 500-year flooding event”. He said the full picture would become clearer in the coming days. US President Joe Biden … Read more

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida with 150 mph winds

Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday afternoon in southwest Florida as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S. Here’s the latest on Tropical Storm Ian: Ian weakened to a tropical storm Thursday after making landfall Wednesday as a Cat 4 hurricaneIt’s moving northeast at 8 mph and winds had slowed to 65 … Read more

More than 2 million Florida residents without power as Hurricane Ian moves inland

Hurricane Ian is so powerful that its winds were just a few miles per hour shy of becoming a Category 5 storm as it made landfall in florida on Wednesday. And it didn’t take long for it to unleash its wrath on Florida’s power grids. Ian’s eye began moving onshore at Sanibel and Captiva islands … Read more

Hurricane Ian’s “extremely dangerous” eyewall moves onshore in southwest Florida

Hurricane Ian’s “extremely dangerous” eyewall was moving onshore in southwest Florida late Wednesday morning, just hours after it grew into a Category 4 storm. It was packing sustained winds of 155 mph — making it just shy of a Category 5 hurricane, which is the most powerful storm possible. Ian’s eyewall was moving onshore at … Read more

Tropical Storm Ian “rapidly intensifying,” could hit Florida as major hurricane

Authorities and residents in Florida were keeping a cautious eye on Tropical Storm Ian as it rumbled through the Caribbean on Sunday, expected to continue gaining strength and become a major hurricane in the coming days on a forecast track toward the state. Govt. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for all of Florida … Read more

Biden postpones Florida trip, declares state of emergency

President Joe Biden speaks about the DISCLOSE Act in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Andrew Harnik PA President Joe Biden won’t be coming down to South Florida on Tuesday, citing the incoming Tropical Storm Ian as the reason — which is still forecast to … Read more

Tropical Storm Ian is “rapidly intensifying,” could hit Florida as major hurricane

Tropical Storm Ian is expected to “rapidly strengthen” this weekend and could hit Florida early next week as a major hurricane, according to forecasters. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Tropical Storm Ian was moving across the central Caribbean Sea. By late Saturday night, it … Read more