Firefighters battled hard on Tuesday to save most of Forest Hill from the Mosquito Fire. Madisen Keavy explains how they were able to get it done.
Channel 9 photographer Ulen Hodges captured an interesting photograph Tuesday while covering flooding in Orange County’s Orlo Vista neighborhood.
- Miami Herald
Hours before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that emergency road and bridge repairs to Pine Island had been completed ahead of schedule on Wednesday, cheers and a little laughter greeted some of the first motorists to cross a temporary bridge built to restore access by land to the island, which took much of the brunt from Hurricane Ian.
- The News-Press
First day back on Sanibel: No accidents, no injuries — which is good news, because the island has no electricity, no water and no medical facilities
- Naples Daily News
Across coastal areas east and south of Naples, street curbs are piled with soggy carpets, furniture, ruined refrigerators and once cherished items.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Luis Rendon/Photos by Peter LilienthalJust hours after the eye of Hurricane Ian passed over Pine Island off Florida’s southwest coast on Wednesday, Peter Lilienthal was already on the move.Having stayed through the storm—the most brutal of the 15 previous hurricanes he’s weathered—he knew this barrier island of 9,000 would soon be powerless and cut off from the mainland. So he embarked on a mission to find food before it spoiled, and serve it to his hardest-hit neighbors.“W
- The Hill
The next named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is Julia.
- The Post-Crescent
Here are the top 8 products in the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest. More than 39,000 votes were cast.
- Robb Report
The 80-footer will also feature Sunreef’s patented “solar skin”— which will see the world’s lightest solar cells fully integrated into the bodywork.
- USA TODAY
The reticulated python is the longest snake in the world, with the longest ever recorded measuring about 32.8 feet long.
The Republican senator from Nebraska is the "sole finalist" to be president of the University of Florida.
- Associated Press
A California man who lost his home in a wildfire last month has sued a wood products company at the center of the blaze, accusing it of failing to address the risk of a fire starting on its property. It eventually burned more than six square miles (15.5 square kilometers), destroyed 118 buildings and killed two people. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is still investigating the cause of the fire.
- LA Times
Recent water samples show beaches in Santa Monica, Marina del Rey and Manhattan Beach retested for high levels of unsafe bacteria.
- Tallahassee Democrat
Inside track on Potential Tropical Cyclone 13 with 3 weeks till storm strike odds shift | WeatherTiger
Entering the final 20% of hurricane season, getting through each week improves the odds Florida can escape more punishment, but the season isn't over.
- CBS News
The owner of Fort Myers' Green Cup Cafe describes how Hurricane Ian forced him to battle carbon monoxide and raging floodwaters as it tore through his beloved small business.
- The News-Press
Hurricane Ian surged across Florida, a monstrous, slow-moving storm that left coastal cities decimated and countless homes flooded and without power,
- Idaho Statesman
The peak season for death cap mushrooms is from late summer through December. They first appeared in Boise last fall and are increasing in number.
- Associated Press
Wildlife agencies in the U.S. are finding elevated levels of a class of toxic chemicals in game animals such as deer — and that's prompting health advisories in some places where hunting and fishing are ways of life and key pieces of the economy. Authorities have detected the high levels of PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, in deer in several states, including Michigan and Maine, where legions of hunters seek to bag a buck every fall.
Having dodged most of the fuel-driven surge in inflation plaguing its neighbours, Switzerland is moving ahead with plans to boost its energy security and lock in tame power prices - but only reluctantly. Switzerland's focus on hydropower, which Energy Minister Simonetta Sommaruga calls "the backbone" of its electricity production, has helped shelter the country compared with others from soaring oil and gas costs, but it is far from immune. Sommaruga believes the Swiss have been woken up to a need to wean themselves off fossil fuels by the European power crisis since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and by the risk of energy rationing in a worst-case scenario this winter.
- USA TODAY
Hurricane Ian wiped out water and electricity to Pine Island. But residents remain – and they're fighting for some sense of normalcy.
- The Palm Beach Post
The Palm Beach American Humane group arrived in the Arcadia area on Friday and has been rescuing animals stranded by Hurricane Ian.