Rescues start; loss of life toll mounts

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The loss of life toll was rising and 1000’s of residents desperately sought rescue Thursday as traditionally extremely effective Hurricane Ian, now a tropical storm, hammered Florida with heavy rain and extremely effective winds, one in all many strongest methods in U.S. historic previous.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis acknowledged the storm induced a “500-yr flooding event” and acknowledged Coast Guard helicopters have been plucking trapped residents from the roofs of homes. Communities throughout the state have been or shall be swamped by the overwhelming waters, he acknowledged.

“The impacts of this storm are historic and the harm that has been accomplished is historic,” DeSantis acknowledged. “we have by no means seen a flood event like this, we have by no means seen a storm surge of this magnitude.”


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