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Ced Franklin, of Matlacha, near Fort Myers, Florida, is helped by sheriff officers after Hurricane Ian caused widespread destruction across the state. Photo: Marco Bello/Reuters

Ced Franklin, of Matlacha, near Fort Myers, Florida, is helped by sheriff officers after Hurricane Ian caused widespread destruction across the state. Photo: Marco Bello/Reuters

Ced Franklin, of Matlacha, near Fort Myers, Florida, is helped by sheriff officers after Hurricane Ian caused widespread destruction across the state. Photo: Marco Bello/Reuters

People kayaking down streets that were passable just a day or two earlier. Hundreds of thousands of homes without power. National Guard helicopters flying rescue missions to residents still stranded on Florida’s barrier islands.

Days after Hurricane Ian carved a path of destruction from Florida to the Carolinas, the dangers persisted, and even worsened in some places.


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