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Stedi Scuderi in her apartment after Hurricane Ian hit Fort Myers, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Stedi Scuderi in her apartment after Hurricane Ian hit Fort Myers, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Stedi Scuderi in her apartment after Hurricane Ian hit Fort Myers, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Emergency crews took to helicopters and boats yesterday to rescue residents of Florida’s Gulf Coast stranded by floodwaters, downed power lines and piles of debris left behind by Hurricane Ian’s destructive march.

One of the mightiest storms to hit the US mainland in recent years, Ian flooded Gulf Coast communities before heading across the peninsula to the Atlantic seaboard. Local power companies said more than 2.6 million homes and businesses in Florida are without power.


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