Hurricane Ian leaves most of Fort Myers, Florida without water and power

Hurricane Ian leaves most of Fort Myers, Florida without water and power – CBS News Watch CBS News The number of fatalities in Florida from Hurricane Ian is continuing to rise as officials begin to assess the destruction left in its wake. Search and rescue teams are working to evacuate Sanibel and Captiva islands after … Read more

Clean up and rescue efforts continue in Florida in wake of Hurricane Ian

Clean up and rescue efforts continue in Florida in wake of Hurricane Ian – CBS News Watch CBS News More than a week after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, clean up and rescue efforts continue. Kate Cimini, Florida investigative reporter for USA Today, joined CBS News to discuss the latest. Be the first to … Read more

Nicole makes landfall in Florida as Category 1 hurricane, weakens to tropical storm

Nicole makes landfall in Florida as Category 1 hurricane, weakens to tropical storm – CBS News Watch CBS News A rare November hurricane made landfall on the Atlantic Coast of Florida near Vero Beach early Thursday morning. The state is still recovering from Hurricane Ian, which hit as a Category 4 storm in September. CBS … Read more

US: Federal aid to Florida for Hurricane Ian tops $2B

FILE – In this aerial photo made in a flight provided by mediccorps.org, damage from Hurricane Ian is seen on the causeway leading to Sanibel Island from Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 30, 2022. The causeway has reopened with temporary repairs. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 the three-mile (4.8-kilometer) causeway suffered severe damage … Read more

Subtropical Storm Nicole threatens Bahamas, Florida coast

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Subtropical Storm Nicole formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, threatening to bring a prolonged period of hazardous weather to parts of the Bahamas and the southeastern United States, but it should still be too far off Florida’s coast on Tuesday to affect voting on Election Day. Nicole could be “potentially … Read more

Florida county sees spike in deadly infections caused by “flesh-eating” bacteria after Hurricane Ian

Florida water “looks like root beer” after hurricane Florida water “looks like root beer,” smells like “dead fish and compost” after Hurricane Ian 01:33 Recovery efforts are underway in southwestern Florida as communities face a range of new challenges in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Along with the property damage that rendered homes inhabitable and displaced … Read more

Flesh-eating bacteria infects Florida in wake of Hurricane Ian

Florida communities devastated by Hurricane Ian are facing a new threat of flesh-eating bacteria — weeks after the massive storm swept across the state. As of last Friday, the Sunshine State reported 65 infections of Vibrio vulnificus this year, while there were only 37 cases reported prior to the storm that made landfall on Sept. … Read more

Lee County commissioners vote 3-2 to pay $40 per mile to remove Hurricane Ian debris, up from 5 cents a mile

MIAMI – The Lee County Commission on Tuesday voted 3-2 to approve a contract to hike the rate to haul debris left behind by Hurricane Ian out of the county from 5 cents a mile to $40 a mile.  Commissioners Mike Greenwell, Cecil Pendergrass and Ray Sandelli voted in favor of the contract while Commissioners … Read more