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A 4-foot 'shark' was filmed swimming in a flooded backyard after Hurricane Ian pummeled southwest Florida — and yes, the video was deemed real
The infamous "hurricane shark" hoax has duped people into believing a wayward sea creature appeared ashore after a storm. But this time, it was real.
Keep an eye on the sky on Saturday.
Dana Souza, city manager of Sanibel, Florida, shared an update on how Hurricane Ian has devastated his city.
- The News-Press
Fort Myers Beach is a special place. The structures might be gone but the memories will stay with us forever.
- 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.
- Road & Track
The $1 million-plus supercar ended up sitting on top of a toilet after the storm passed.
'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.
- CBS News
Tropical Storm Orlene became a hurricane Saturday.
- Miami Herald
Hurricane Ian left cities across Florida underwater, remnants of buildings scattered and millions without power.
- TCPalm | Treasure Coast Newspapers
Hurricane Ian: There was enough room in Lake O for all the stormwater runoff, so the Army Corps will not discharge to the Caloosahatchee or St. Lucie.
- Palm Beach Daily News
Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed back when asked by a reporter whether the state could’ve better-handled Hurricane Ian storm preparation.
- Miami Herald
If you live in one of the hurricane-ravaged areas of Southwest Florida like I do, and haven’t been able to get to your property to survey the damage because of high water, washed-out roads or gaps in bridges, there is help.
Visual guide to powerful Hurricane Ian, which has caused devastation in Cuba and Florida
- Miami Herald
It was real.
- 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.
- Naples Daily News
Just off Cape Romano Island and south of Marco Island, the dome homes endured for 40 years. They were built in 1982 by retired oil producer Bob Lee.
- Associated Press
Students living at the complex near the UCF campus on Friday carried out water-logged clothes in garbage bags, used a pontoon and an air mattress to rescue friends and moved furniture out of flooded apartments. “We still had power, which is terrifying, and the lights were still on, and there's knee deep water in our apartment,” said Holbert, a nursing student.
- USA TODAY
'They never talk about Everglades': A hardscrabble fishing community bands together after Hurricane Ian
Everglades City, a small fishing town with a hardscrabble history, is digging out from yet another hurricane: "We know the routine," one local says.
Bindi Irwin's Daughter Grace Warrior Performing 'Maintenance' at the Zoo is the Cutest Way to Kick Off Your Weekend
With her tiny hammer and the cutest animal-print pajamas, 18-month-old Grace Warrior is ready for work! Most toddlers are busy playing with toys or eating snacks (or getting into trouble), but not Grace. She takes after her mama Bindi Irwin with a passion for wildlife conservation — and a sense of responsibility to take care […]
- The Daily Beast
Jim Watson/AFP via Getty ImagesAlice and Jerry Argo got married last year.Last night, Hurricane Ian made her a widow.“It happened… so quick,” she told The Daily Beast on Friday. “It’s just like a slap in the face, to lose your husband that quick.”As torrential rain and relentless winds battered Florida on Thursday, Alice, 72, and Jerry, 67, realized they were in trouble. Ian was hammering their two-bedroom, one-bath home in New Smyrna Beach, and the surrounding streets were flooded waist-high, r