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Many of Hurricane Ian’s Victims Were Older Adults Who Drowned

By Mitch Smith and Others

A 57-year-old woman in the Sarasota area developed hypothermia and died after her roof caved in and she became stuck in floodwaters. A 96-year-old man drowned after getting trapped under a parked car in Charlotte County. In Fort Myers Beach, the body of an 85-year-old woman was found in a tree several days after the storm.



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Americans Are Moving Into the Paths of Hurricanes

By Kelli Maria Korducki

Vann R. Newkirk II, our senior editor and Floodlines podcast host, told me, “Some of the fastest-growing areas in the country have really intense flood and hurricane risks.” He explains why, and what this means for the future.


Strange Scenes of Ian: From a Doorbell Camera

By Rebecca Halleck and Others

Hurricane Ian’s menace sent homeowners around Florida scurrying to safer parts while their technology stood sentry. Home camera security systems served as the unflinching eyes and ears for anxious people whose homes were in the storm’s wide and teetering path.


Three Ways to Build Back Smarter After Hurricane Ian

By Elena Shao

The damage from Hurricane Ian will very likely run into the tens of billions of dollars and scientists say the United States can expect more severe storms like it as the planet heats up. They also say the risks of increasingly wild weather make it all the more urgent that cities and states take steps to protect people and property.


Tesla Model X in “boat mode” escapes hurricane Ian floodwaters

By Zachary Shahan

There is no shortage of crazy stories coming out of the path of Hurricane Ian. (I’ve got my own from my area of Southwest Florida, but none of them are saucy enough or cleantech enough for an article.) One that is a definite fit for CleanTechnica comes from a Twitter friend, Jeremy Judkins. Jeremy’s house is a little south of me in one of the areas hit hardest by the hurricane, North Port.


Floridians hit by hurricane face gridlock, flooding, extensive damage

By Tim Craig

Search and rescue efforts continued along Florida’s west coast as residents confronted the sweeping devastation and rising death toll wrought by Hurricane Ian, one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall in the continental United States.


Ian Latest: Weaker Storm Brings Rain, Flash Floods to Carolinas

By Brian K . Sullivan and Others

Ian lost its hurricane status after pummeling South Carolina with violent winds and a deadly storm surge, knocking out power to tens of thousands in the US Southeast.

The storm came ashore as a Category 1 hurricane just after 2 p.m. local time near Georgetown, South Carolina, with 85-mile (137-kilometer) per-hour winds, according to the National Hurricane Center. Wind speeds weakened to about 60 miles per hour as of 8 p.m., even as Ian brings heavy rain, flash floods and high winds to


More Americans are moving into hurricane zones even as climate risks mount

By Anna Phillips

Officials in Charleston, S.C., are clear that climate change poses an existential threat. They are working on plans to build a $1.1 billion sea wall that would protect historic homes from the increasingly powerful hurricanes that have repeatedly threatened the booming city. And in his state of the city address this year, Mayor John Tecklenburg said Charleston must “rezone every inch of our city” to put an end to development in flood-prone areas.


On Florida’s Islands, Scenes of Paradise Lost, Maybe for Good

By Jennifer Reed and Others

Mitch Pacyna and his wife had weathered other hurricanes in their 27 years on this sandy stripe of barrier island and decided to ride out Hurricane Ian at home.