Monday, November 28

Devastating damage in Cuba, Florida, Carolinas


Hurricane Ian swept through the Atlantic and southeast US coast this week, leaving a path of catastrophic damage in Cuba, Florida and the Carolinas.

Ian has left dozens dead, torn apart homes, caused life-threatening flooding and triggered widespread blackouts.

On Friday, President Joe Biden said that Hurricane Ian is “likely to rank among the worst in the nation’s history,” and noted Florida will take “months – years – to rebuild.”

Ian, now a post-tropical cyclone, headed north into North Carolina Saturday, with heavy rain expected by the central Appalachians and mid-Atlantic. By Saturday night, the storm is set to weaken and dissipate over south-central Virginia – but severe weather conditions could continue until then.

Live updates:About 1.7 million remain without power in Ian’s path; storm treks through North Carolina

Here are some photos of Ian’s destruction in Cuba, Florida and the Carolinas.

Cuba

Hurricane Ian battered western Cuba early tuesday as a Category 3 storm – triggering a collapse of the entire country’s already-fragile power grid, life-threatening flooding and high winds that damaged houses and toppled trees. Three people died. The full extent of the storm’s destruction is still unknown.


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