Hurricane “Ian”: Extensions to New York – This is the situation

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Extended to New York – This is the hurricane site on the east coast of the United States

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Status: 08:31

Hurricane Ian is gaining strength en route to South Carolina

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First Cuba and Florida, soon South Carolina and other states on the east coast of the United States: Hurricane “Ian” leaves behind a lot of destruction – and it’s not over yet.

After severe damage in Cuba and Florida, Hurricane “Ian” gradually loses strength. But even to a lesser extent, it has wreaked havoc in the US states of South and North Carolina.

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D.Storm Ian, which wreaked havoc in Florida and damage in other US states, largely lost ground over the weekend. The foothills caused rain on the east coast of the United States as far as New York. Meanwhile, Florida in particular continued to struggle with the aftermath of the hurricane. The flood isn’t over yet and electricity hasn’t been restored everywhere, Governor Ron DeSantis said.

Before weakening, Ian hit the South Carolina coast as a Category 1/5 hurricane, bringing storm surges with it. The television images showed completely flooded streets and a partially destroyed pier.

There have been no deaths in the state, Governor Henry McMaster said. Electricity fell in more than 500,000 homes in South and North Carolina and Virginia, in part because falling trees cut the lines.

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In South Carolina, here in Charleston, “Ian” causes floods

Source: dpa / Alex Brandon

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US President Joe Biden will fly to Florida and Puerto Rico in the next few days to get an idea of ​​the damage from the hurricane. The White House announced that Biden would travel to Puerto Rico for the first time, struck by Hurricane Fiona, on Monday. Florida will follow Wednesday.

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“Ian” landed in Florida on Wednesday as a level four hurricane with wind speeds of up to 150mph. It left destruction and flooding in its wake across the southern state.

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In Florida, “Ian” caused great destruction, on the elegant Gulf Shore Boulevard in Naples a car fell into Moorings Bay

Source: dpa / Magdalena Trondle

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An Orange County firefighter transports a person along a flooded road

Source: dpa / –

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In the Florida Light & Power utility alone, about 700,000 households were still without electricity on Saturday, a spokesperson for news channel CNN said. At the top there were more than two million in the last few days. The authorities stressed that the reconstruction will take months and sometimes even years.

Rescue and cleanup efforts continued in the affected areas of Florida. The Coast Guard rescued more than 300 people, some from rooftops and trees, as well as as many as 80 pets with helicopters, among other things. In the Lee County area alone, where “Ian” landed, 35 hurricane-related deaths have been confirmed, Sheriff Carmine Marceno said Saturday. A total of 47 deaths were initially reported in the state.

“This could be the deadliest hurricane in Florida history”

President Biden expressed dire fears on Thursday, saying, “This could be the deadliest hurricane in Florida history.”

After Florida, “Ian” went out to sea for the first time, regained his strength and on Friday reached the coast of South Carolina with a wind speed of about 140 kilometers per hour. A few hours later, the winds weakened to around 95 kilometers per hour and, according to the usual classification, the cyclone was no longer considered a hurricane. “Ian” was supposed to break up in Virginia over the weekend.

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Since then the hurricane has weakened; in Fort Myers Beach, among other places, has previously caused extensive damage

Source: dpa / Gerald Herbert

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This aerial photo shows damaged boats and debris in Fort Myers

Those: dpa / Wilfredo Lee

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In the town of Georgetown, South Carolina, where “Ian” landed, the central shopping street was flooded. The town of Pawleys Island was hit by a two meter high tidal wave.

On Tuesday, “Ian” was a category three out of five hurricane that landed in Cuba and caused severe damage there. At least three people died, according to government sources. Much of the Caribbean state was still without electricity on Friday.

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