Hurricane Ian
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9 months ago

Category 1 to 5: The meaning behind each hurricane category

Hurricane Lee, now churning over the Atlantic Ocean, has intensified into a Category 5 hurricane.
9 months ago
Steve Pizzano helps board up a friend's souvenir shop ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Idalia in Clearwater Beach, Fla., Aug. 29, 2023.
1 year ago

High school art class restores families’ photographs damaged in Hurricane Ian

A Connecticut art teacher reached out to a local photographer wanting to help after seeing her work to restore photographs featured in a previous “America Strong” segment.
1 year ago
VIDEO: High school art class restores families’ photographs damaged in Hurricane Ian
2 years ago

This is what parts of Southwest Florida look like 1 month after Hurricane Ian

Parts of Florida that were left unrecognizable in the wake of Hurricane Ian are still cleaning up the remnants of the widespread destruction one month after the storm.
2 years ago
People walk among the debris in Red Coconut RV Park nearly a month after Hurricane Ian made landfall, Oct. 27, 2022, in Fort Myers beach, Fla.
2 years ago

Hurricane Ian flood damage to EVs creating ticking time bombs in Florida

One of the impacts of Hurricane Ian is affecting electric vehicles, which have been catching fire weeks after the storm.
2 years ago
Officials in Florida said they have dealt with a string of electric vehicle fires that were caused by Hurricane Ian flooding.
2 years ago
Harriet and M15, the famous bald eagles from the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam bring nesting material and sticks while rebuilding their nest after it was destroyed by Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla., Oct. 18, 2022. The whole nest was lost but is being built in the same location. The streaming cameras were damaged so it unknown when it will be back up and running.
2 years ago

Sanibel Causeway reopens to residents of Ian-ravaged island

The Sanibel Causeway opened to civilian traffic on Wednesday, three weeks after Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida's southwestern coast.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Sanibel Causeway reopens to residents of Ian-ravaged island
2 years ago

Photographer works to help families restore hurricane-ravaged photos

Florida photographer Krista Kowalczyk has spent the last few weeks helping strangers recover their photos damaged by Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Photographer works to help families restore hurricane-ravaged photos
2 years ago

Florida sees surge in flesh-eating bacteria cases after Hurricane Ian

The increase is driven by a rise in cases in Lee County, which was devastated by Hurricane Ian after the storm made landfall in September.
2 years ago
The increase is driven by a rise in cases in Lee County, which was devastated by Hurricane Ian after the storm made landfall in September.
2 years ago

Florida reporting increase in rare infection due to Hurricane Ian

Florida is seeing an increase in confirmed cases of flesh-eating bacteria this year due to the impact of Hurricane Ian, health officials said.
2 years ago
Debris is piled up at the end of a cove following heavy winds and storm surge caused by Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, in Barefoot Beach, Fla. Florida has seen an increase in cases of flesh-eating bacteria this year driven largely by a surge in the county hit hardest by Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago

Sanibel Causeway reopens to residents of hard-hit Lee County

The Sanibel Causeway, which was significantly damaged by Hurricane Ian, reopened to residents of Lee County on Wednesday.
2 years ago
The Sanibel Causeway, which was significantly damaged by Hurricane Ian, reopened to residents of Lee County on Wednesday.
2 years ago

Sanibel Causeway reopens to residents after 'ambitious' repairs

The Sanibel Causeway, which was significantly damaged by Hurricane Ian, reopened to residents of Lee County on Wednesday.
2 years ago
In this image posted to the Facebook account of Governor Ron DeSantis, the newly reopened causeway is shown leading to Sanibel Island from Fort Myers, Fla., on Oct. 19, 2022.
2 years ago

3 people still missing in hard-hit Florida county in wake of Hurricane Ian

Three people are still missing and in a Florida county weeks after Hurricane Ian slammed into the state as a Category 4 storm.
2 years ago
Members of the Virginia Task Force 2 Urban Search and Rescue team comb through the wreckage on Fort Myers Beach looking for victims of Hurricane Ian, on Oct. 4, 2022, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
2 years ago

Floridians still rebuilding 2 weeks after Hurricane Ian

Dave Tomasko, executive director of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, talks about the recovery efforts happening in Sarasota, Florida.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Floridians still rebuilding 2 weeks after Hurricane Ian
2 years ago

This is why Floridians want to rebuild after Hurricane Ian

Floridians whose homes and businesses were destroyed during Hurricane Ian are adamant about rebuilding the communities that were destroyed during Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago
Snowbird Bruce Hickey, 70, walks along the waterfront, now littered with debris including shrimp boats, in the mobile home park where he and his wife Kathy have a winter home, a trailer originally purchased by Kathy's mother in 1979, on San Carlos Island, Fla., Oct. 5, 2022, one week after the passage of Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago

Family reunited after newborn triplet rides out Hurricane Ian in NICU

A couple who rode out Hurricane Ian after giving birth to triplets speaks with ABC News Live’s Kyra Phillips about the ordeal.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Family reunited after newborn triplet rides out Hurricane Ian in NICU
2 years ago

Hurricane Ian death toll continues to rise

At least 127 people in Florida have been reported dead due to Hurricane Ian, ABC News has found.
2 years ago
An aerial view shows a broken section of the Pine Island Road, debris and destroyed houses in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Matlacha, Fla., Oct. 1, 2022.
2 years ago

Homes are crumbling into the Gulf at the foot of temporary new Pine Island bridge

Residents of Pine Island, the largest island along Florida's Gulf Coast where Hurricane Ian, have said their homes are now crumbling.
2 years ago
John Lynch points to his home which was damaged when Hurricane Ian struck the area, in Matlacha, Fla.
2 years ago

Airboat tour guide rescues more than 100 Floridians after Hurricane Ian

Airboat tour guide rescues more than 100 Floridians after Hurricane Ian
2 years ago
VIDEO: Airboat tour guide rescues more than 100 Floridians after Hurricane Ian
2 years ago

Family rebuilds life in new state after losing nearly everything in Hurricane Ian

Zhenia Lopez-Figueroa survived the storm with her husband and two young kids.
2 years ago
Zhenia Lopez-Figueroa's 2-year-old son watches Hurricane Ian from the family's Fort Myers Beach, Florida, apartment.
2 years ago

National Guard general speaks on Hurricane Ian rescues, special moment of inspiration

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Maj. Gen. James O. Eifert, who oversees the Florida National Guard, about Hurricane Ian rescue and recovery efforts.
2 years ago
A member of the Florida National Guard helps stack emergency supplies that arrived by boat during flooding along the Peace River in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Arcadia, Fla., Oct. 3, 2022.
2 years ago

Hurricane Ian death toll rises to 123 in Florida

The largest urban search and rescue response in the state’s history is taking place to find survivors of the storm.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Hurricane Ian death toll rises to 123 in Florida
2 years ago

Florida official discusses impact of damage in his district

Florida Republican State Rep. Adam Botana joins ABC News Live to give an update on how his community is holding up following Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago
Florida official discusses impact of damage in his district
2 years ago

Death toll from Hurricane Ian continues to rise in Florida

The death toll from Hurricane Ian continues to rise in Florida, with authorities saying they’ve searched more than 90,000 structures looking for survivors. The death toll is now above 120.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Death toll from Hurricane Ian continues to rise in Florida
2 years ago

Florida National Guard general: Resiliency of residents is 'inspiring'

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Maj. Gen. James O. Eifert, who oversees the Florida National Guard, about rescue and recovery efforts one week after Hurricane Ian's impact.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Florida National Guard general: Resiliency of residents is 'inspiring'
2 years ago

After Hurricane Ian, a hospital rushed to evacuate 61 NICU babies

Mothers share their experiences with NICU babies during Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago
NICU patients are transferred by helicopter to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, after Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago

The latest in Venice: How the community is building back from Hurricane Ian

ABC News’s Ike Ejiochi reports from Venice, Florida, where residents are beginning to pick up the pieces following Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago
The latest in Venice: How the community is building back from Hurricane Ian
2 years ago

Power restored for millions in hard-hit areas after hurricane

Power has been restored to over 2.1 million Florida Power & Light customers after Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago
Remains of destroyed restaurants, shops and other businesses are seen after Hurricane Ian caused widespread destruction in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Oct. 4, 2022.
2 years ago

Death toll from Hurricane Ian climbs to at least 125 in Florida and North Carolina

President Joe Biden met with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to get a firsthand look at the destruction left by Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Death toll from Hurricane Ian climbs to at least 125 in Florida and North Carolina
2 years ago

Biden surveys Hurricane Ian damage, meets with DeSantis as humanitarian concerns grow

President Joe Biden and Gov. Ron DeSantis put politics aside to respond to what is shaping up to be one of Florida's deadliest and costliest storms.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Biden surveys Hurricane Ian damage, meets with DeSantis as humanitarian concerns grow
2 years ago

Biden delivers remarks after surveying Fort Myers damage

President Joe Biden said 4,000 federal personnel are on the ground in Florida and the southeast.
2 years ago
President Joe Biden said 4,000 federal personnel are on the ground in Florida and the southeast.
2 years ago

Chris Christie on Ian response: 'Both men have to put the people first'

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on the response from President Joe Biden and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Chris Christie on Ian response: 'Both men have to put the people first'
2 years ago

‘We’re not going to leave’: Biden pledges federal support after Ian ravages Florida

President Joe Biden on Wednesday toured the damage left behind by Hurricane Ian in Florida and spoke with Gov. Ron DeSantis, pledging federal support to help rebuild.
2 years ago
VIDEO: ‘We’re not going to leave’: Biden pledges federal support after Ian ravages Florida
2 years ago

Biden to survey hurricane damage in Florida

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2 years ago
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Biden to survey hurricane damage in Florida
2 years ago

Biden meets with DeSantis in Florida as he surveys Hurricane Ian damage

Biden announced he is doubling the amount of time the federal government will cover the costs for emergency response efforts in Florida.
2 years ago
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and President Joe Biden speaks with local residents impacted by Hurricane Ian at Fishermans Pass in Fort Myers, Fla., Oct. 5, 2022.
2 years ago

How Hurricane Ian could affect your morning orange juice

Matt Joyner, the head of Florida Citrus Mutual, breaks down how the Sunshine State’s citrus industry is being impacted by Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago
VIDEO: How Hurricane Ian could affect your morning orange juice
2 years ago

One county takes steps to recovery after dozens killed in hurricane

Lee County is working to return power and water to residents and access to barrier islands, including Sanibel and Pine islands, as search and rescue efforts are ongoing.
2 years ago
A yacht sits in the front yard of a home In the wake of Hurricane Ian, Oct. 2, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla.
2 years ago

Biden is heading to Florida to meet with families impacted by Hurricane Ian

President Joe Biden will survey some of the damage done by the Category 4 storm and meet with officials to discuss the aid needed to rebuild the impacted areas.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Biden is heading to Florida to meet with families impacted by Hurricane Ian
2 years ago

President Biden will meet with families impacted by Hurricane Ian

Search and rescue efforts are still underway in Florida after the Category 4 hurricane slammed the state
2 years ago
VIDEO: President Biden will meet with families impacted by Hurricane Ian
2 years ago

Fort Myers Beach mayor talks about Ian recovery

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy about ongoing search and rescue efforts after Hurricane Ian's direct hit on the city.
2 years ago
Remains of destroyed restaurants, shops and other businesses are seen after Hurricane Ian caused widespread destruction, in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, October 4, 2022.
2 years ago

Thousands in shelters in hurricane-ravaged Florida

ABC News' Victor Oquendo reports on the growing humanitarian crisis, one week after Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Thousands in shelters in hurricane-ravaged Florida
2 years ago

Biden to survey Hurricane Ian damage

President Joe Biden will meet with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday as he visits the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Biden to survey Hurricane Ian damage
2 years ago

Fort Myers Beach mayor sees a 'bright future' after Hurricane Ian

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy about ongoing search and rescue efforts after Hurricane Ian's direct hit on the city.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Fort Myers Beach mayor sees a 'bright future' after Hurricane Ian
2 years ago

Families try to survive devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Florida

Hundreds of people have lined up for basic necessities at a distribution site in Fort Myers, Florida, as families try to survive the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Families try to survive devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Florida
2 years ago

Hurricane response will be reviewed, DeSantis says amid evacuation timing questions

With Hurricane Ian the deadliest hurricane in decades in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis told ABC News that there would "of course" be a review of the decisions made
2 years ago
Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis speaks with the media in Matlacha Isles after the pass of the hurricane Ian in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Sept. 30, 2022.
2 years ago

Florida hospitals working overtime amid growing recovery efforts

Mary Mayhew, president and CEO of the Florida Hospital Association, discusses recovery efforts following Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Florida hospitals working overtime amid growing recovery efforts
2 years ago

Florida death toll from Hurricane Ian climbs surpasses 100

ABC News’ Ike Ejiochi reports live from Venice, Florida, with updates on the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Florida death toll from Hurricane Ian climbs surpasses 100
2 years ago

Private chef in Fort Myers helps feed community after Hurricane Ian

Fritz Caraher, a private chef in Fort Myers, Florida, discusses his organized efforts to help feed communities impacted by Hurricane Ian.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Private chef in Fort Myers helps feed community after Hurricane Ian
2 years ago

'Everywhere you go is just sheets of metal': Tree surgeon surveys damage after Ian

A tree surgeon surveys the damage in North Fort Myers, Florida.
2 years ago
VIDEO: 'Everywhere you go is just sheets of metal': Tree surgeon surveys damage after Ian
2 years ago

Hundreds of thousands are still without power in the wake of Hurricane Ian

Search and rescues crews are working tirelessly to locate survivors and get them to safety. Many are returning to find their homes and businesses destroyed by the storm.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Hundreds of thousands are still without power in the wake of Hurricane Ian
2 years ago

Biden ‘committed’ to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Fiona

President Joe Biden has already announced $2 billion in funds to help the island rebuild.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Biden ‘committed’ to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Fiona