Americans Are Moving Into Danger Zones

Clark also found that Americans are moving away from places prone to fleeting heat waves, like the Midwest, yet are flocking to areas with consistently higher summer heat, like the Southwest. In the map above, red is where people have been moving away from places with relatively cool summers or toward areas with relatively hot … Read more

How to protect your finances from natural disasters like Hurricane Ian

Tap emergency resources Reach out to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Disaster Assistance Improvement Program and the American Red Cross, as well as state and local governments, for emergency assistance. You may also find help in your community.   “Disasters bring people together,” McClanahan said. “People are really good at helping people. “If you have the … Read more

Flood Insurance Fell in Florida Before Hurricane Ian Struck

SANFORD, Fla.—Florida homeowners had reduced their flood insurance coverage in the years before Hurricane Ian dumped up to 15 inches of rain on the state, inundating coastal and inland areas. Only a small number of residences in two of Florida’s hardest-hit inland counties are covered by flood insurance. The percentage of  protected homes is higher … Read more

After Ian, river flooding menaces Florida inland towns

NORTH PORT, Fla. — As Hurricane Ian ravaged coastal towns in southwest Florida, residents in this quiet suburb thought they would be safe, having no beach and living outside areas under evacuation orders. But then the water kept flowing in. Since Ian’s passage, water levels have gone up significantly, turning roads into canals, reaching mailboxes, … Read more

Dozens are dead from Ian, one of strongest, costliest U.S. storms

Hurricane Ian takes aim at Carolina coast on Sept; 30th, 2022. NOAA Rescuers searched for survivors among the ruins of Florida’s flooded homes from Hurricane Ian while authorities in South Carolina began assessing damage from its strike there as the remnants of one of the strongest and costliest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. continued … 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