A few days after Hurricane Yang swept through Florida, obliterating out quarters and turning the streets into rivers, rescuers are looking for for survivors report more death as recovery efforts are ongoing.
Officials confirmed that Yang had killed at least 76 people. people in Florida after him made landfall last a week as a Category 4 storm, destroying coastal cities, flooding homes, collapsing roofs, hurling boats into buildings and sending cars afloat. in water left behind. Four others people died in storm-related incidents when Yang flew into North Carolina.
Over 1600 people were rescued from Hurricane Yang path in parts of southwest and central Florida since last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis office Sunday said.
Now that blue skies are back, Floridians who took shelter during a raging hurricane appeared to find unrecognizable communities and face difficult task of recovery – a lot of them without power or clean drinking water.
Over 613,000 homes, businesses and other clients in Florida hasn’t been power as of Monday morning, according to PowerOutage.us. Many without clean tap water, with Well over 100 tips for boiling water in locations across the state, according to the Florida Department of Health.
In Naples, Hank DeWolf’s 4,000-pound boat dock was carried through an apartment complex. powerful hurricane, landing in his neighbor yard. And the water brought someone car to your own yard. he is not know who it belongs or how delete it.
Like crews in Naples combs the wreckage to make sure No one still trapped, residents experience an “emotional roller coaster” as they face huge task ahead of cleaning up and rebuilding the city Jay Budheshwar, city manager of This was reported by Naples CNN.
“People need take care of their emotional and mental health because we are really going to need to work together on this,” said Budheshwar.
Naples received record-high storm surge when a hurricane hits rising Ocean water is flooding the city streets of Russia and destroying its infrastructure.
” amount of the water we got and the altitude of the surge affected a lot of infrastructure,” Budheshwar explained. “So there are transformers that are fried. It’s not just line rewriting. There are things that can need to be replaced.”
Similar scenes playing out in other communities. Hurricane Yan – expected to be the most expensive storm in Florida history – devastated neighborhoods from the west coast of the state to inland cities like Orlando.
In some cases, emergency workers out search in progress for signs of life is fighting at the same time with lose your homes.
“A little of in guys on Pine Island, they have lost everything, but they are doing everything they can,” said emergency physician Dr. Ben Abo. who prepared for join first defendants on the rescue mission Sunday near the devastated Sanibel and Pine Islands.
And there is no flood over for now.
Seminole County continues experience severe flood in certain quarters, with families rescued from waist-deep water over weekends.
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Days after hurricane left floods continue to increase in areas near the St. Johns River, Lake Monroe and Lake Harney, with 100 more homes flood victim over in last 24 hoursSeminol County Emergency Management officials told WESH, a CNN affiliate.
FEMA alone cannot rebuild and provide assistance to all communities affected by Hurricane Yang, former FEMA administrator Craig Fugate told CNN on Sunday. US Department of The Department of Housing and Urban Development, also known as HUD, may provide grants to communities affected by hurricanes and other natural disasters to help people get back on their feet, fugate added.
“His just not the coast of Florida that has been affected. We have influence over everything way through Orlando, up to the East Coast. Places like Saint Augustine had a devastating flood,” Fugate said.
Hurricane Yang erased details of The Sanibel Road, which connects Sanibel Island to the mainland, shackles the residents as their only link has become impassable.
Respondents went from house to house searching objects for anyone who May need be evacuated.
About 400 people evacuated from Sanibel Island over weekend, city manager Dana Souza said on Sunday evening, adding that authorities begin paying attention to the provision of medical services people who choose to stay on island, not evacuation.
Abo “wouldn’t be surprised” if death casualties are increasing significantly, he told CNN, as rescue and recovery efforts continue on Sanibel Island.
US Coast Guard Commander Rear Admiral Brendan McPherson issued a scathing assessment. of damage to Sanibel Island, saying: “area will be out of commission for sometime.”
“It was hit very hard,” he said. “There is no water in it. It has no basic infrastructure”.
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Amy Lynn was with a friend home on Sanibel Island when Jan hit making her hide in cupboard with seven dogs pray and hold the door shut like a hurricane roared outside.
When she came out, home was badly damaged with walls blown off the video showed.
“I prayed for 6 hard hours and came to the world that it is time for me to go. This is not true. God is good. We made it out alive,” wrote Lynn. on Facebook. “We have lost everything. My car gone. I didn’t see mine home on Sanibel. I was told that this destroyed”.
Lynn was grateful to be alive, but, as she wrote, “it’s so much more than destructive. Heart of coast (southwest Florida) forever changed”.
A lot of of 42 Yang-related deaths have been recorded. in Lee County in southwest Florida, which includes Fort Myers and Sanibel Island.
Lee County officials faced criticism of why first the mandatory evacuation was scheduled only the day before Yan’s landfall, despite the contingency plan that calls for evacuation. should have happened before.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Lee County officials acted appropriately when issuing first mandatory evacuations on Tuesday, less than 24 hours before Hurricane Jan made landfall on the barrier island of Cayo Costa, and a day later several neighboring counties issued their orders.
Lee County Commissioner Kevin Ruan also defended time of orders, causing reports of possible detain in the issuance of a mandatory evacuation is “inaccurate”.
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“As soon as we saw model shift to the northeast, we did everything we could to encourage people “evacuate,” Rouen said on Sunday, adding that many people became “complacent” and did not evacuate to shelters.
“I think the most important thing is that most people need understand we are open up 15 shelters. During Irma there were 60,000 people in our shelters. 4000 people in shelters right now,” Ruan said.
In addition to 42 deaths in Lee County Hurricane Yang also contributed to death of 12 people in Charlotte County Eight in Collier County Five in Volusia County Three in Sarasota County Two in Manatee County and one each in Polk, Lake, Hendry and Hillsborough counties said.
Some residents and businesses in hurricane-affected counties cannot be back on grids for “weeks or months” because of structural damage caused hurricane, said Eric Silaghi, President and CEO of Florida Power & Light Company.
In Cape Coral just southwest of Fort Myers 98% of in cityx power the structure has been “destroyed” and will be need complete reconstruction, Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management Ryan Lamb told CNN’s Jim Acosta.
Florida also working with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk use his company’s Starlink satellite internet service for help reconnect in state, according to DeSantis. “They position these Starlink satellites give good coverage in Southwest Florida and other affected areas,” DeSantis said.