Hurricane Ian makes landfall near Georgetown, South Carolina

More storm reports continue to come into the WXII12 Newsroom. Trees are coming down in Greensboro, Stokesdale, Asheboro, and Mocksville. Sporadic power outages are also likely tonight. The maximum gusts are coming up above 40 mph in the Triad this evening. Avoid travel as power lines and trees will make travel hazardous.Hurricane Ian made landfall … Read more

Hurricane Ian lashes Carolinas as death toll in Florida rises

Hurricane Ian was barreling toward South Carolina Friday after bludgeoning southwestern and central Florida, leaving catastrophic damage in its wake. The National Hurricane Center said Ian, which regained hurricane status after a brief span as a tropical storm, was expected to bring “life-threatening storm surge” and hurricane conditions to the Carolina coast along with “flooding … Read more

Ian insured losses could total $40 billion

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A financial ratings agency said Thursday that an initial analysis indicates insured losses from Hurricane Ian could range from $25 billion to $40 billion, putting additional pressure on Florida’s troubled property-insurance market. Fitch Ratings released the estimate a day after the Category 4 hurricane slammed into Southwest Florida and then barreled across … Read more

Death toll rises in Florida

At least seven people died after Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida’s western coast with record storm surge flooding as high as 12 feet in some areas and intense winds, according to AP. The big picture: More than 1.9 million customers were without power in Florida on Friday morning as the state began search and rescue and … Read more

Photos show the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Ian

An aerial picture taken on September 29, 2022 shows a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Florida. Ricardo Arduengo | AFP | Getty Images Hurricane Ian slammed into southwest Florida on Wednesday afternoon. The Category 4 hurricane, one of the biggest storms to ever hit the U.S., tore through the … Read more

Florida’s home insurance market was a mess before Ian. It’s about to get worse

New York CNN Business  —  Florida homeowners were already facing an expensive and difficult market for home insurance before Hurricane Ian. The devastating storm is about to make things worse — even for those fortunate enough to escape any damage. For the better part of two decades, the nation’s major insurers have wanted as little … Read more

Hurricane Ian starts lashing South Carolina after leaving at least 19 dead and millions without power across Florida

CNN  —  As Florida wakes up Friday to apocalyptic, coast-to-coast damage – with searchers still going door-to-door and millions without power – deadly Hurricane Ian has begun lashing South Carolina, where an expected Friday afternoon landfall threatens more lethal flooding and could be powerful enough to alter the coastal landscape. After killing at least 19 … Read more

Chunk of Sanibel Causeway falls into sea, cutting off access to island

Video above: Drone footage of Sanibel Causeway collapse Hurricane Ian has left at least two people dead on Sanibel Island and ripped away several parts of the causeway that was the island’s only access to Florida’s mainland.On Thursday night, dozens of people remained stranded, according to Sanibel City Mayor Holly Smith. At least five sections … Read more

Ian becomes a hurricane again, takes aim at Georgia, Carolinas

After leaving a path of destruction across Florida, Ian has again intensified into a hurricane Thursday afternoon as it heads toward Georgia and the Carolinas. Here’s the latest on Hurricane Ian:Ian strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane around 5 p.m. ET Thursday, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. At 5 p.m. ET, the storm … Read more

Live updates: Ian intensifies into a hurricane again off Atlantic coast of Florida

Vehicles sit in floodwaters at the Palm Isle apartments in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday.(John Raoux/AP) Flooding is the “biggest concern” in Orange County, the county’s public safety director Danny Banks said on Thursday that, adding that there is a possibility “of up to 24 inches of rain in the county.” “We have numerous neighborhoods, specifically … Read more