Mexico became the deadliest place in the world for environmental and land defense activists in 2021, and the Yaqui indigenous people of northern Mexico have been hit hard by the murders. apne.ws/Hf9AsUn
Ian barreled across Florida early Thursday, causing flooding and knocking out power to millions of customers. Downgraded to a tropical storm, it could regain intensity and is expected to cause severe rain and wind over the next few days. nyti.ms/3dUfxRS
President Joe Biden spoke to employees of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the nation moments after receiving a briefing on Tropical Storm Ian, which slammed into Florida as a devastating Category 4 hurricane. apne.ws/pAqXxwZ
Ian barreled across Florida early Thursday, causing flooding and knocking out power to millions of customers. Downgraded to a tropical storm, it could regain intensity and is expected to cause severe rain and wind over the next few days. nyti.ms/3LSMV86
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As Hurricane Ian hit Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday, it evoked another hurricane, Charley, that hit the area in 2004. Both were Category 4 storms with wind speeds of around 150 miles per hour. But Ian was nearly double the size of Charley at landfall. nyti.ms/3E08T7r
"Droughts before were not like this. We were able to withstand them."
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Issack is 80, Hassan 75. The two blind men are like brothers, gripping each other’s hands as tightly as their canes. Near the end of their lives, Somalia's most alarming drought in more than half a century has stripped them of their homes. apne.ws/mX2FltA
Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis warned about insurance scammers due to Ian.
"They're going to come in like a bunch of locusts, and they're going to try to hit the neighborhoods, and people are vulnerable right now. ... If it sounds too good to be true, it is." cnn.it/3dZAdrH
President Biden painted a bleak and uncertain picture of the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian, saying that early reports indicate "what may be substantial loss of life" in Florida. "We’re going to pull together as one team, as one America," he said. nyti.ms/3UMJ9Bt
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Fort Myers, Florida, Mayor Kevin Anderson says the destruction from Hurricane Ian to his city is devastating.
"We've got extensive flooding in the downtown area, a lot of trees, damage to roofs. It looks like a war zone." cnn.it/3ClWN7x
Mexico has become the deadliest place in the world for environmental and land defense activists, according to a global survey. According to the report, Mexico saw 54 activists killed in 2021, compared to 33 in Colombia and 26 in Brazil.
"Do not. Do not. Do not use this storm as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the American public," President Biden said in a warning to gas and oil executives during remarks from FEMA headquarters in Washington, DC cnn.it/3UOBX7S
President Biden announced he will visit Florida as the state reels from devastation and damage of Hurricane Ian.
While he did not mention a date, he said he will visit "when the conditions allow it" and "so we don't get in the way" of restoration work. cnn.it/3Ckhf8u
"We are a few blocks off the water. ... You can imagine the force that it would have taken for this kind of piece of stone to move." @randikayeCNN shows several chunks of sea wall that were found in the streets of Fort Myers after Ian hammered Florida. cnn.it/3y5sKym