One year later: Florida emergency management chief says Hurricane Ian recovery ‘has a way to go’
The recovery process from the massive destruction of Hurricane Ian has been “nonstop, 7 days a week” and according to Florida Emergency Management Executive Director Kevin Guthrie, the job is far from over.
Hurricane Ian flooding victim coerced into signing housing rights away, lawsuit says
A lawsuit filed this week in federal court alleges Good Samaritan Village discriminated against and took advantage of a resident after Hurricane Ian, coercing the woman — in fresh distress over the sight of her destroyed belongings — into hastily signing away her housing rights with paperwork not in her native language.
‘Knocked down, but it was not knocked out:’ Fort Myers mayor reflects on resiliency after Hurricane Ian
As we move into yet another hurricane season, many across the state are still trying to get back to their “normal.” And that is very much the case in southwest Florida, where Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm.
State of Seminole County 2022 address looks back at cost of Ian, historic flooding
Seminole County Commission Chairman Amy Lockhart started the annual “State of the County” address by looking back at the past year, and the relationships and resources that brought hundreds of people to Lake Mary for the luncheon and event Monday.
NOAA: Ian was Cat 5 before weakening at Florida landfall
Hurricane Ian briefly reached maximum Category 5 status before weakening to a Category 4 storm as it blasted ashore last September in southwest Florida, eventually causing over $112 billion in damage in the U.S. and more than 150 deaths directly or indirectly.
SBA offers disaster loans with no interest or payments for 12 months to families after Hurricane Ian
In an aggressive move to help families struggling after Hurricane Ian, the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans with a 12-month deferral period “before payments must be paid.”
New abnormal: Climate disaster damage 'down' to $268 billion
This past year has seen a horrific flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, one of the three costliest U.S. hurricanes on record, devastating droughts in Europe and China, a drought-triggered famine in Africa and deadly heat waves all over.