Devastating damage in Cuba, Florida and the Carolinas


Hurricane Ian swept across the Atlantic and the southeast coast of the United States this week, leaving behind catastrophic damage in Cuba, Florida and the Carolinas.

Ian left dozens dead, destroyed homes, caused life-threatening floods and triggered widespread power outages.

On Friday, President Joe Biden said Hurricane Ian is “likely to rank among the worst in the nation’s history,” and noted that Florida will take “months — years — to rebuild.”

Ian, now a post-tropical cyclone, tracked north into North Carolina on Saturday, with heavy rain expected for central Appalachia and the mid-Atlantic. By Saturday night, the storm is expected to weaken and dissipate over south-central Virginia — but extreme weather could continue until then.

Live updates:About 1.7 million people remain without power on Ian’s path; storm treks through North Carolina

Here are some photos of Ian’s destruction in Cuba, Florida and the Carolinas.

Cuba

Hurricane Ian hit western Cuba early Tuesday as a Category 3 storm, causing the country’s already fragile power grid to collapse, life-threatening flooding and high winds that damaged homes and toppled trees. Three people died. The extent of the storm’s destruction is still unknown.


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