Tropical Storm Ian moving away but Central Florida still reeling in its wake

Posted on AllSides September 29th, 2022
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Deadly Hurricane Ian was downgraded to Tropical Storm Ian on Thursday morning and moved off Florida’s East Coast by 11 a.m., but was still dumping record amounts of rain to bring “catastrophic flooding” to the region.

Rising floodwaters led to home rescues and stranded vehicles across Central Florida, and area’s first fatalities were reported in Lake and Volusia while the statewide toll has yet to be determined after hurricane’s storm surge devastated the Gulf Coast.

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