National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Ian has made landfall south carolina.
The hurricane’s eye made landfall near Georgetown and is now zipping inland, pushing maximum sustained wind speeds of 85 mph.
With torrential rains and howling winds, the storm is about to ravage South Carolina, creating dangerous conditions already and flooding further north.
Florida Sheriff Carmine Marceno shared footage of the devastation floridaA video posted Thursday shows traces of destruction in Lee County, including the partially collapsed Sanibel Causeway.
The Coast Guard is conducting a rescue operation on Sanibel Island and successfully rescued two and three cats today via helicopter.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Carolina will continue to face dangerous and “life-threatening” coastal storm surges tonight. Tropical storms are also expected, with officials warning they could lead to the collapse of power lines and trees.
in the center floridaaccording to the National Hurricane Center, massive river flooding is expected to continue into next week.
Ian destroyed at least four piers along South Carolina’s north coast, according to the Associated Press. Local police said Pawleys Island was hit by devastating flooding after the pier was lost.
The storm also knocked down trees across the state.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said the storm was not as bad as expected in South Carolina so far, but advised residents to stay vigilant.
“Many prayers have been answered. This storm isn’t as bad as it sounds, but don’t let your guard down just yet,” McMaster said. “We are not out of the woods. There is water on the roads, strong winds are still blowing and it is still dangerous in many parts of the state.”
North Carolina officials are warning residents to stay vigilant as Ian is expected to bring strong winds and up to eight inches of rain to some areas.
“Ian is at our door. Rain and strong winds are expected across much of the state,” said Gov. Roy Cooper. “Our message today is simple: be smart, be safe.”
Statewide, there have been more than 140,000 reports of power outages, according to the agency. North Carolina Emergency Managementas well as flooded roads.
National Hurricane Center says Ian is making landfall south carolinais currently a tropical cyclone. Although the intensity of the storms has decreased, officials have warned of continued dangerous storm surges, flash floods and strong winds.
In Florida, rescue efforts continue as the state deals with the aftermath of the incident. Hurricane Ianat least 21 people died.
WTSPThe local Tampa station shared footage of residents rescuing a man trapped under rubble in Fort Myers. “We got you,” they said, pulling him away from the great pile of rubble.
Miami-Dade County firefighters traveled across the state to help search for survivors, saying they rescued 42 people from the southwest barrier island on Friday. florida.
The department’s urban search and rescue team, which led efforts to find residents trapped in the Surfside condominium collapse near Miami last June, emphasized efforts in the first two days of recovery efforts. posted a photo and video on Twitter.
this is Richard Luscombe Sign off from the hurricane blog.my colleague Dani Agiano On the west coast of the United States, we will guide you in the next few hours.
Here’s what we’ve been following:
Hurricane Ian makes landfall in the United States for the second time. Georgetown, South Carolina, after 2:00 pm. It remains a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 85 miles per hour, but weakens rapidly as it moves inland.
Storm seems to have escaped historic South Carolina city Charleston It made landfall about 60 miles north of what was previously forecast and wielded its worst fury. But the mayor says flooding is still expected and more than 200,000 of his customers in the state have no electricity.
of florida, the death toll from Hurricane Ian has risen to at least 21, with officials expecting more. Two of her seniors in Sarasota County died when the storm cut off their oxygen supply, officials reported.
Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis Search and rescue teams visited more than 3,000 collapsed or flooded homes in the worst-hit southwestern state and said hundreds of residents had been safely rescued. dramatic picture Part of the air rescue appeared.
More than 1.9 million customers remain without power across Florida, and some areas are expected not to be reconnected for weeks while the grid is rebuilt, DeSantis said.
Joe Biden He said America’s heart was “literally broken” by Florida’s post-apocalyptic scene, and four more counties signed major disaster declarations, bringing the total to 13.
Biden said the hurricane “is likely to be among the worst in U.S. history.”
myrtle beach, south carolinawas in the path of Hurricane Ian, which had just made landfall about 35 miles further south along the Georgetown coast, but didn’t stop tourists strolling along the boardwalk to check out the ferocious winds and crashing waves. did.
a waterfront webcam is broadcasting live footage from the beach, with the occasional emergency vehicle passing by pedestrians who probably shouldn’t be there fending off flying palm leaves and other debris.
Another webcam further along the waterfront is Rooftop view of Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort.
City officials are urging residents to stay indoors while the storm passes. Many trees and power lines were knocked down, and large ships were seen sinking offshore. It is unknown if anyone is on board.
Footage of the dramatic air raid on Sanibel Island has been released. floridaAt least two people and three cats were seen being transported to safety by helicopter on Thursday.
Coast Guard helicopters have been engaged in rescue operations almost non-stop since before dawn on Thursday. Hurricane IanCategory 4 winds and torrential rains eventually moved away from the devastating southwestern Florida coast.
Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis More than 3,000 homes were visited by search and rescue teams on Friday, and hundreds of people were evacuated to safety, it said.
Coast Guard personnel, state and national firefighter teams, and Citizen Cajun Navy volunteers are among those who have conducted helicopter, boat, and high-water vehicle rescue operations.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2022/sep/30/hurricane-ian-tracker-damage-path-south-carolina-florida-live-updates Hurricane Ian Update: Storm Makes Second US Landfall in South Carolina | Hurricane Ian