South Carolina prepares for Ian after Florida devastation

Demolished homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Myers, FL. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • ‘Cities That Don’t Look Like Cities Anymore’: After Ian Devastates FL, SC Braces for Impact
  • As of Thursday night, 12 people had been confirmed dead, and the search continues.
  • And Hurricane Ian isn’t finished. The still-dangerous Category 1 storm has regained power, now with winds of 85 mph, and is ready to make a second strike on the U.S., taking aim at South Carolina.
  • President Biden is declaring an emergency in South Carolina ahead of the storm, and federal help is on standby to supplement local response efforts. He’s promising aid for those who don’t have insurance and for those who have lost property.
  • Meanwhile, in southwest Florida, the focus is on search and rescue.
  • Roughly 700 rescues were conducted on Thursday, mostly by air
  • Ian knocked out electricity for 2.6 million Florida homes and businesses — nearly a quarter of utility customers. More than 2 million of them are still in the dark.
  • “The impacts of this storm are historic and the damage that was done has been historic,” Gov. DeSantis said.
  • Residents who chose to ride out the storm in areas like hard-hit Fort Myers have witnessed total destruction all around them.

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