James Hewitt rushed to help his friend in Florida after Hurricane Ian leveled parts of the state, but his fiancée says he was unaware of the dangers of infection.
Research from the longest-running study of shark mating behavior in the world is highlighting the importance of protecting a critical habitat for sharks and rays in Florida after the vulnerable location took a direct hit from Hurricane Ian at the end of September.
The causeway washed out by Hurricane Ian that links Sanibel Island to the Florida mainland reopened with temporary repairs on Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced.
Photographer Krista Kowalczyk has helped dozens of families recover photos damaged by Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida and has tips for others who hope to save their photographs.
Data from the Medical Examiners Commission also shows that most people who died in the Category 4 hurricane were 70 or older.
Most residents of Fort Myers Beach have been off the island since being evacuated when Hurricane Ian approached the area at the end of September.
Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday in Florida as a catastrophic Category 4 storm with 150-mph winds.
A top Florida state official warned Thursday that firefighters have battled a number of fires caused by electric vehicle (EV) batteries waterlogged from Hurricane Ian.
Not only did Hurricane Ian push in several feet of water during a catastrophic storm surge last week, but the storm dumped well over a foot of rain across a wide swath of Central and North Florida.
President Joe Biden has surveyed the devastation of hurricane-ravaged Florida, promising to marshal the power of the federal government to help rebuild.
A mother's account of the cataclysmic storm will haunt the Fort Myers, Florida, family forever.
"Words can't describe the amount of devastation and human impacts and economic impact to this small beachside community," said Fort Myers Beach Fire Chief Ron Martin.
More than half of the 119 schools in Lee County suffered minor damages.
Hurricane Ian battered Southwest Florida a week ago with 150 mph gusts, making some roads impassable and islands inaccessible.
President Joe Biden will visit hurricane-ravaged Florida with a pledge that federal, state and local governments will work as one to help rebuild homes, businesses and lives — putting politics on mute for now to focus on those in need. Hurricane Ian has resulted in at least 84 people confirmed dead, including 75 in Florida, as hundreds of thousands of people wait for power to be restored. Biden planned to meet Wednesday with residents and small business owners in Fort Myers, Florida, and to thank government officials providing emergency aid and removing debris. With the midterm elections just a month away, the crisis had the potential to bring together political rivals in common cause at least for a time. Ian's 150 mph winds and punishing storm surge last week took out power for 2.6 million in Florida. Many in Florida are unable to access food and water. Joining Biden in Florida will be two of his most prominent Republican critics: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Rick Scott, according to the White House and Scott's spokesman. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre suggested Tuesday that it would be inappropriate for them to focus on political differences.
It's been nearly a week since Hurricane Ian made a catastrophic landfall along Florida's southwestern coast, and as cleanup and search and rescue efforts continue across the state, flooding is still a major concern as rivers continue to rise.
The only thing Lorraine Regan wanted after Hurricane Ian lashed out in a fury last week was to let her kids know she survived one of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike Florida. Now, it will be a tale to tell generations about the harrowing ordeal she lived through.
The mayor of a Florida town was arrested after police said he hit another man in the face with a rake while they were cleaning up a park in Brevard County after Hurricane Ian.
Deputies in Volusia County, Florida, found a U.S. flag in the swollen St. Johns River this week in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian and rescued the stars and stripes.
Priests walk a fine line between holding Mass to provide comfort and not endangering older parishioners in areas with widespread lack of running water and electricity and flooded roadways.