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Hurricane Ian latest update: Tropical Storm regains strength as a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches South Carolina

Hurricane Ian latest update: Tropical Storm regains strength as a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches South Carolina

Hurricane Ian: Waves flood roads in Key West as storm strengthens to Category 4

After spending most of Thursday as a tropical storm, Ian has been upgraded to a hurricane once again as it targets the South Carolina coast.

The National Hurricane Center said in its 5 p.m. ET update that Hurricane Ian was “targeting Carolina and Georgia with life-threatening flooding, storm surge and strong winds.”

The hurricane is now moving from north to northwest at about 10 mph with maximum sustained winds increasing to 75 mph with strong gusts.

“Ian could strengthen a bit before making landfall tomorrow, and is expected to weaken rapidly over the southeastern United States late Friday into Saturday,” the warning said.

Dozens of rescues are underway across Florida after unprecedented flooding from one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the United States.

Thousands were stranded across the state as Coast Guard helicopters were seen pulling people off rooftops after water poured several feet into nearby neighborhoods. About 2.5 million people currently live without electricity.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis described the hurricane as a “500-year flood event” and said major infrastructure was badly damaged including the Sanibel Bridge in southwest Florida and the bridge to Pine Island, near Fort Myers.

President Joe Biden declared a major disaster in Florida in the wake of the catastrophic effects. “This may be the deadliest hurricane in Florida’s history,” he later said during a briefing at FEMA headquarters.

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More than 500 people have been rescued so far in Lee and Charlotte counties

“Search and Rescue Update: As of 2:00 p.m. (EDT), more than 500 individuals have been rescued in Charlotte and Lee counties since operations began this morning. Search and rescue efforts are underway in affected areas,” the state emergency department tweeted Thursday. .

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Hurricane Ian made landfall in Lee County on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds, while Charlotte County is to the north.

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Scientists say climate change has increased rainfall in Ian by 10%

The analysis by researchers Kevin Reed of Stony Brook University and Michael Weiner of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has not yet been reviewed, but they say they used the same methodology in their study of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which it was.

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Disney World guests stroll as Hurricane Ian brings strong winds and rain

The resort’s four theme parks closed Wednesday, but at the 32 hotels located in the 27,000-acre theme park near Orlando, Disney employees did their best to keep the magic alive.

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Ian regains strength in the face of the hurricane as it approaches South Carolina

The storm is expected to make landfall again on Friday.

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Mayor of Sanibel plays down emotional message after Ian: ‘Our lives and our island have changed forever’

Sanibel Island was cut off after the only bridge connecting it and Captiva to the mainland bore the brunt of the historic typhoon and uprooted parts of it.

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Florida boats destroyed by Hurricane Ian, wind and rush

Boats were tossed like toys in Fort Myers, Florida, as Hurricane Ian caused damaging winds and storm surge when it made landfall on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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Firefighters evacuate nursing home as Storm Ian destroys Florida

Residents of a nursing home in Orlando, Florida, were evacuated after floodwaters caused by Hurricane Ian inundated their homes Thursday morning, Sept. 29.

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Latest photos of the devastation in Florida from Ian

In an aerial view, the damaged Fort Myers Beach pier and surrounding buildings are seen after Hurricane Ian passed through the area on September 29, 2022 in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

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In an aerial view, damaged buildings are seen as Hurricane Ian passed through the area on September 29, 2022 in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

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Upgrade Ian to Hurricane again

After spending most of Thursday as a tropical storm, Ian was upgraded to a hurricane again.

The National Hurricane Center said in its 5 p.m. ET update that Hurricane Ian was “targeting Carolina and Georgia with life-threatening flooding, storm surge and strong winds.”

The hurricane is now moving from north to northwest at about 10 mph with maximum sustained winds increasing to 75 mph with strong gusts.

“Ian could strengthen a bit before making landfall tomorrow, and is expected to weaken rapidly over the southeastern United States late Friday into Saturday,” the warning said.

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The FCC says Ian destroyed more than 1,500 mobile phone sites in Florida

That number represents about 11 percent of cellular locations in the state, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

Lee County, where Hurricane Ian made landfall on Wednesday, reported that 65 percent of cell sites had caused the storm.