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Hurricanes wreak havoc in North America

10 October 2022

Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Fiona wreaked havoc in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, over the past two weeks. In the US, the death toll from Hurricane Ian has now climbed to 125 people, while thousands more were displaced. Strong winds destroyed buildings and infrastructure, most significantly in Fort Myers, Arcadia, Sanibel Island and Peace River, FL. The Hurricane ranked as the 24th deadliest storm in US history and is now proving to be one of the 10 most expensive in terms of recovery. Additionally, five people died in North Carolina as a result of flooding and infrastructure damage. According to reports, some 2.8 million people were left without power after the storm passed; 130,00 remain offline. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden made a trip down to the Floridian peninsula to announce funds for recovery efforts.

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