Several people were injured in a fast-moving wildfire burning in the Northern California town of Weed in Siskiyou County ahead of Labor Day weekend, according to the Associated Press. Meanwhile, fire crews are also having to battle a second wildfire burning in the area. The so-called Mill Fire has destroyed multiple homes and forced several thousand people to be under mandatory evacuations on Friday, Cal Fire, the state's fire agency, said. When an evacuation order is issued, that means there is an immediate threat to livelihood. Evacuation is mandatory in this case. Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a state of emergency in Siskiyou County due to the "rapidly-spreading fire." A Fire Management Assistance Grant has also been secured from FEMA. Both are set to help funding to help contain the fire and those impacted by it.
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Universal Resort Orlando Flooded, Jurassic Park Ride Damaged By Hurricane Ian; Phased Reopening To Begin Friday
Hurricane Ian unleashed 14 inches of rain and winds up to 60 mph in Orlando on Wednesday night and this morning the damage from that onslaught was clear at Universal Resort Orlando. News reports and photos posted to social media showed many areas of the park under several feet of water, including the Incredible Hulk […]
- The News-Press
Hurricane Ian sent 150 mph winds and a towering storm surge tearing through the town of Fort Myers Beach in Florida.
Weather Channel Reporter Jim Cantore Hit By Flying Tree Branch As Category 4 Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall
Category 4 Hurricane Ian made landfall this afternoon near Fort Myers, Florida with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. In doing so, it became the fifth-largest storm to hit the U.S. mainland — at least in recorded history — and the Weather Channel was there to cover it. Meteorologist Jim Cantore was at ground zero […]
- USA TODAY
A chunk of the causeway connecting Sanibel Island to Florida's mainland had fallen into the sea Wednesday, cutting off access to the barrier island.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Florida’s Turnpike is shut down Thursday in both directions in Orange County.
Man Who Tried to Drain Pool During Hurricane Ian Is Among Deaths Confirmed as Toll Continues to Rise
A 72-year-old man who attempted to drain his pool in the middle of Hurricane Ian has died, along with a 38-year-old man who hydroplaned during the storm
Many have criticized 'non-evacuators' who haven't left their homes for Hurricane Ian — but some TikTokers say they can't afford to leave
Some Floridians were trapped at home during the hurricane because they didn't have the money to evacuate.
Ian regained hurricane strength at about 5 p.m. Thursday and is heading toward the South Carolina coast.
- Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Hurricane Ian has now strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane. Here's what SC residents need to know and how it will impact them.
- South Florida Sun Sentinel
‘First time I’ve ever lost everything.’ Florida Gulf coast residents in shock at historic devastation left in Hurricane Ian’s wake
One by one, armed with handfuls of belongings or cellphones and cameras, residents of cities along Florida’s Gulf coast returned to their homes on Thursday to survey the damage. Some of the first signs of the historic destruction left by Hurricane Ian were evident on Interstate-75 near Golden Gate, about 40 miles south of Fort Myers Thursday morning as at least 50 Florida Fish and Wildlife ...
- Miami Herald
After his first aerial tour of the destruction of one of the fiercest storms to hit Florida in history, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared that the barrier island of Sanibel had been “hit with really biblical storm surge,” but made no mention of the one confirmed death, and provided few details about the damage he had seen from the monster storm.
- NBC News
A Florida woman used duct tape, tarpaulin, blankets, pillows and zip ties to secure her paralyzed husband to his hospital bed as Hurricane Ian battered their Pu
- Miami Herald
The first fringes of winds, rain and tornadoes that come with Hurricane Ian reached Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties on Tuesday night, and gave a nasty taste of what might be coming Wednesday.
- Florida Today
Just about every station measured in the Brevard region showed river levels rising to greater than 90th percentile levels.
A curfew was in place for Fort Myers from September 28, as “portions of the city [were] under 3-4 feet of water,” the city said. Across Florida, more than 1.2 million customers remained without power early on Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Ian.Footage by Frank Lon shows the storm’s impact at Fort Myers Beach, with flooding and damage seen.The National Hurricane Center said Ian made landfall at Cayo Costa on Wednesday afternoon as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph.It had weakened to a Category 1 storm by Thursday. Credit: Frank Loni via Storyful
- The News-Press
Streaming with multiple cameras, Severe Studios, a camera at Fort Myers Beach went viral amid flooding from Hurricane Ian.
- Tallahassee Democrat
A monster-sized Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida on Wednesday with crushing storm surge, obliterating wind speeds and torrential rainfall.
- Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Photojournalist Douglas R. Clifford and I left our hotel room in Fort Myers late Wednesday night and have been searching the area and assessing the damage from Hurricane Ian. A section of the causeway leading to Sanibel is gone, wiped out by the powerful Category 4 storm. Here are our dispatches from Lee County: 4:04 p.m.: Residents stunned by the losses Fort Myers residents returned to begin ...