Matt Gaetz Votes No On Relief Money As Florida Grapples With Hurricane Ian Aftermath

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), a Florida native and lawmaker, voted against a measure to open the Federal Emergency Management Agency up to millions of dollars in disaster relief. Gaetz was one of several House Republicans on Friday who voted against a resolution to allow FEMA to use up to $15 million in the Disaster Relief … Read more

Disney reopens after closing for two days as Hurricane Ian blasted across Florida

Hurricane Ian heads for South Carolina Hurricane Ian expected to make second landfall in South Carolina 01:36 Walt Disney World is gradually reopening its theme parks on Friday after closing for two days as Hurricane Ian flattened homes and businesses across Florida.  Disney theme parks, including the Magic Kingdom, began opening their doors at 10 a.m. … Read more

Coast Guard prepares for “the second front of a war” as Hurricane Ian heads north

Coast Guard talks storm rescue efforts Coast Guard commander talks Hurricane Ian rescue efforts and challenges ahead 05:16 Coast Guard crews are busy at work as rescue missions continue following the devastation of Hurricane Ian. The powerful storm has brought catastrophic flooding, strong winds and storm surge to areas in Florida and was forecast hit … Read more

Ian barrels into South Carolina, causes major flooding and damage

Ian barrels into South Carolina, causes major flooding and damage – CBS News Watch CBS News Ian slammed into South Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane Friday. It ripped apart piers and flooded neighborhoods with life-threatening storm surge. It has since weakened to a post-tropical storm. CBS News senior national correspondent Mark Strassmann reports on … Read more

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

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in South Carolina Hurricane Ian makes landfall in South Carolina 02:48 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 … Read more

Ian weakens over South Carolina as death toll rises in Florida

In a press conference addressing Hurricane Ian damage and recovery efforts, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Friday expressed concern over looting and robberies in impacted areas. “The other thing we’re concerned about, particularly in those areas that were really hard hit, is we want to make sure we’re maintaining law and order,” DeSantis said. “You can … 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

Hurricane Ian lashes Carolinas after slamming Florida

Hurricane Ian was on its way to 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, could bring “life-threatening storm surge” and hurricane conditions to the Carolina coast along with “flooding … Read more

Hurricane Ian has South Carolina in its sights

Hurricane Ian was on its way to South Carolina Friday morning 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, could bring a “life-threatening storm surge” and hurricane conditions to the Carolina coast along … Read more

How a 25-pound hurricane-hunting drone can help inform “life-and-death decisions”

Government scientists know what it is like to stare a hurricane right in the eye. They’ve been doing it for countless storms by flying hurricane-hunting aircrafts and dropping sensors to measure the hurricane’s strength.   But for some members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Hurricane Ian was the roughest hurricane flight they’ve ever … Read more