Headline RoundupSeptember 30th, 2022

Hurricane Ian Makes Second US Landfall in South Carolina

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Hurricane Ian made landfall in South Carolina as a Category 1 storm on Friday afternoon with sustained wind speeds up to 85 miles per hour, flooding coastal communities including Myrtle Beach and Charleston. Over 277,000 customers in South Carolina have already lost power to their homes as a result of the storm.

After tearing across the Florida Peninsula as one of the worst storms in United States history, Hurricane Ian regained strength in the Atlantic Ocean before making another landfall up the coast. Rescue and recovery efforts are ongoing in Florida as the state surveys the damage done by the storm. CNN (Left Bias) is reporting at least 42 storm-related deaths in the state so far. The damage done by the storm is predicted to be in the tens of billions of dollars. Since making landfall in South Carolina, the storm has been downgraded by the U.S. National Hurricane Center to a post-tropical cyclone, but danger remains as the storm moves north towards Virginia.

Hurricane Ian has dominated headlines across the spectrum throughout the past week. A report that concluded climate change resulted in a 10% increase in rainfall from Hurricane Ian was covered widely. A number of outlets on the left, including The Guardian (Lean Left Bias) made note of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis seeking federal relief aid after voting against similar aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy when he was a congressman. This drew criticism from one writer for the Washington Times (Lean Right Bias).

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