Undaunted by DeSantis, immigrant workers are heading to Florida to help with hurricane cleanup

CNN — Just weeks after Ron DeSantis made a very public display of his efforts to keep migrants from coming to Florida, Hurricane Ian’s destruction is drawing a growing number of immigrants to the Republican governor’s state. “They’re arriving from New York, from Louisiana, from Houston and Dallas,” says Saket Soni, executive director of the … Read more

Northern Hemisphere’s extreme drought ‘virtually impossible’ without climate change

London CNN — Drought across the Northern Hemisphere this summer — which scorched soil, dried up rivers and triggered mass crop failure — was made at least 20 times more likely by the climate crisis, a new analysis has found. The research, published Wednesday by the World Weather Attribution initiative, found that without the climate … Read more

Black residents in two Florida neighborhoods say they have been left out of Hurricane Ian relief efforts

CNN — Latronia Latson said she feels like she has been neglected in the recovery efforts from Hurricane Ian. Latson, who lives in the Dunbar neighborhood in Fort Myers, Florida, said she can’t get to a relief center to get bottled water and other necessities being distributed because she doesn’t have transportation; the bus system … Read more

Hurricane Ian: Sanibel residents return to an unrecognizable island a week after Hurricane Ian’s devastation

Sanibel Island, Florida CNN  —  The aftermath of Hurricane Ian left Julie Emig and Vicki Paskaly devastated when they returned to what was once their “dream home” for the first time since the storm hit one week ago. Residents of Florida’s Sanibel Island – which remains cutoff from the mainland – were allowed back for … Read more

Biden tours Ian damage in Florida with DeSantis feud on hold for now

CNN — President Joe Biden is in Florida on Wednesday to see first-hand the destruction caused by Hurricane Ian, once again putting the spotlight on his icy relationship with Gov. Ron DeSantis, the combative Republican leader posed to potentially challenge the Democrat for the presidency in 2024. For the time being, Biden and DeSantis have … Read more

Tropical Depression 12, and disturbance 1

Tracking the Tropics: Oct. 4, 2022 The FOX 35 Storm Team is tracking two disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean, one of which became a tropical depression on Tuesday. Tropical Depression Twelve has strengthened off the coast of Africa. The other disturbance is expected to enter the Caribbean Sea this week and track west. ORLANDO, Fla. … Read more

Latest news: Hurricane Ian’s aftermath in Florida

(CNN) Right before losing phone connection, Fort Myers, Florida, resident Stan Pentz told his daughter he was going to drown. Then the phone cut out, and he wasn’t able to make contact with his family for 20 hours. Pentz told CNN’s Kate Bolduan that he knew he had to jump out of his condo and … Read more

Hurricane Ian’s death toll rises as crews in Florida go door-to-door in search for survivors in decimated neighborhoods

CNN — After Hurricane Ian obliterated communities in Florida, rescue crews going door-to-door in search of survivors are reporting more deaths, and residents grappling with the losses are facing a long, daunting recovery. As of Monday, at least 101 people have been reported killed by the hurricane in Florida – 54 of them in Lee … Read more

Hurricane Ian: Florida’s death toll tops 100 as the search for survivors continues

CNN — The number of people killed in Florida by Hurricane Ian rose to at least 100 on Monday, days after the storm made landfall at Category 4 strength, decimating coastal towns and leaving rescue crews searching for survivors while communities face the daunting task of rebuilding. At least 54 people died in Lee County … Read more

5 things to know for Oct. 3: Hurricanes, SCOTUS, Brazil, United Airlines, food recall

CNN — In 2022, it’s not uncommon to be surrounded by gadgets can turn on your lights, reminding you of an appointment or track your sleep. But how far is too far? Some technology experts say Amazon’s new list of updates shows how prevalent surveillance products are in every corner of our homes with the … Read more