The tropics are heating up with multiple systems we are tracking in the Atlantic. Fiona is still a Category 3 Hurricane pulling away from the Turks and Caicos Islands and will get close to Bermuda late Thursday into Friday as a major hurricane. Tropical Storm Gaston formed in the central Atlantic today but is not a threat to the US. Another tropical wave in the southern Atlantic will likely push into the Caribbean and eventually could make it into the Gulf of Mexico. But we'll have several days to watch it.
'Snowbirds' who usually head down to Florida during the winter months came back early to see the damage of Hurricane Ian and help neighbors
Fort Myers, Florida was one of the hardest-hit areas in Hurricane Ian's path. FORT MYERS, Florida — Susan Johnson, 68, rode out Hurricane Ian with her husband and some neighbors at the clubhouse in her mobile home community. On Wednesday, Ian tore through Florida's west coast and slammed the state with catastrophic winds and storm surges.
Visual guide to powerful Hurricane Ian, which has caused devastation in Cuba and Florida
- The Daily Beast
"I’ve been speaking with people this morning who told me they’re just trying to find a way to get out."View Entire Post ›
- 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.
- The News-Press
Streaming with multiple cameras, Severe Studios, a camera at Fort Myers Beach went viral amid flooding from Hurricane Ian.
- The News-Press
Hurricane Ian sent 150 mph winds and a towering storm surge tearing through the town of Fort Myers Beach in Florida.
- Raleigh News and Observer
Winds of 92 mph were recorded as the storm made landfall in South Carolina.
- Fox News
Videos showing before and after images from Florida show how quickly Hurricane Ian flooded parts of Fort Myers and Sanibel Island after the storm made landfall.
- Yahoo News Canada
Astounding footage is coming out of Florida, which is recovering after being rocked by one of the powerful storms ever recorded in America. Hurricane Ian swept through the state earlier this week, flooding streets, toppling homes and leaving nearly 2 million people without power.
- Tallahassee Democrat
A monster-sized Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida on Wednesday with crushing storm surge, obliterating wind speeds and torrential rainfall.
The destruction was likened to a large tornado having barreled through, with homes and buildings "completely gone.”
Unfinished 'Queen of Versailles' Mega Mansion in Florida 'Flooded' by Hurricane, Says Owner Jackie Siegel
"My ballroom is completely flooded right now," Jackie Siegel says in footage provided to PEOPLE showing the damage to the still-under-construction home
- Miami Herald
Hurricane Ian left cities across Florida underwater, remnants of buildings scattered and millions without power.
- Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
“Click here to read this story in Spanish.” FORT MYERS BEACH — They thought second floors would be safe. But Hurricane Ian was more brutal than some residents of Fort Myers Beach ever imagined. Kevin Behen left his studio apartment and hunkered down in a corner room in a stout building by the foot of the bridge into town. The surge licked the second-floor deck. He sprinted upstairs and banged ...
Hurricane Ian stunned even veteran meteorologists and hurricane hunters: 'I haven't experienced anything close to this'
Hurricane Ian stranded reporters in its floodwaters, almost blew a veteran meteorologist away, and rattled storm hunters as they flew through its eye.
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.
A video of what many suspected to be a small shark swimming in a flooded neighborhood of Fort Myers went viral on Wednesday as Hurricane Ian began hammering southwest Florida, causing major flooding and devastation.
- 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 ...
- Florida Today
Just about every station measured in the Brevard region showed river levels rising to greater than 90th percentile levels.