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Biden Says Ian May Have Been ‘Deadliest’ Hurricane In Florida History; meanwhile, rescues of people and pets go viral on networks

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US President Joe Biden said Thursday that Hurricane Ian may have been the “deadliest” in Florida history and affirmed that he will travel to the place “when conditions allow it”.

“This could be the deadliest hurricane in Florida history,” the president said in Washington. “The numbers (…) are not yet clear, but we receive information that accounts for a substantial loss of life” for the hurricane.

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Ian, today downgraded to a tropical storm, made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a category 4 hurricane in southwestern Florida, before continuing its path through the state, with strong winds and torrential rains. Some material damage was already visible a few hours after the hurricane passed.

Meanwhile, the rescue actions of some people have gone viral on social networks. What the case of an older adult who was stranded in his flooded car in Bonita Springs. The video, posted online, shows two men pulling the man out; there a third man can also be seen carrying what appears to be another person, in an attempt to get them to safety.

We saw an old man struggling in his car and we knew he needed helpa man identified as Benny from the Collier County Cowboys Instagram page said. “All the guys tried to grab the door and open it. He was a bit shaken up so he didn’t want to let it go so we assured him we were there to help him. The boys carefully removed him from the car and carried him to the shore, away from the current.”, he added.

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Meanwhile, in Naples, a firefighter was filmed trying to break the glass of a submerged white car. He eventually gets inside her, apparently after unbuckling the driver, as he asks her colleagues for a life jacket for the woman as they lead her through the water.

Another video posted online showed a man in shorts and a red t-shirt approaching a cat curled up on an air conditioner as a woman yelled off-screen: “Look at the kitty, poor kitty.”

Rear Admiral Brendan McPherson told CNN: “We rescued 13 people along the coast between Fort Myers and St. Petersburg”. “We currently have a plane in the air with the Florida National Guard actively removing people from rooftops in Fort Myers,” he added.

Videos and photos of a fish, apparently a shark, swimming in flood waters on a Fort Myers street also went viral. A Twitter user, Armando Salguero, posted a 10-second clip showing the animal in the water along with the message “Sharks swimming through the streets of Fort Myers”.

However, the authorities have not confirmed whether the video is true. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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