Hurricane Ian Hits US For Second Time

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For a second time Hurricane Ian made landfall  in the US after devastating Florida, says  a press release on BBC.

• Hurricane Ian made landfall for a second time in the US after devastating Florida – hitting South Carolina’s coast

• Forecasters predicted a storm surge and floods, with the historic city of Charleston likely to feel the brunt of the storm

• It was downgraded from a category one hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone, and was expected to weaken further overnight

• President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration for the state, meaning recovery funds can be sent more quickly once the hurricane passes

• Ian first made landfall in Florida on Wednesday near the city of Fort Myers and brought flooding, high winds and storm surges

• At least 21 people may have died in the state, officials say, but exact casualty figures are still being determined

• More than 2.6 million Florida homes and businesses have no electricity and some areas have been left submerged

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Source: BBC

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