Canadian snowbirds heading to Florida face hurricane-damaged properties — and looming extra costs for everything

Canadian snowbirds heading to Florida face hurricane-damaged properties — and looming extra costs for everything

Canada’s snowbirds are once again preparing to make the trek south for the winter, the first “normal” migration since the start of the pandemic — and some are finding their winter nests in disarray. When Hurricane Ian ripped through Florida last month, it left a trail of destruction — an estimated $40-70 billion (US) in … Read more

Exhausted Hurricane Ian survivors walk from Fort Myers Beach

Exhausted Hurricane Ian survivors walk from Fort Myers Beach

FORT MYERS BEACH Feeling increasingly isolated in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Fort Myers Beach residents and renters continued to exit their devastated island by foot Sunday, four days after a 10-foot storm surge driven by 150 mph winds inundated Southwest Florida’s coastal communities. All access to Estero Island from bridges on its south and … Read more

Hurricane Ian: At least 30 confirmed dead, ‘well over’ $100 billion in damage – National

Hurricane Ian: At least 30 confirmed dead, ‘well over’ 0 billion in damage – National

Rescuers searched for survivors among the ruins of Florida’s flooded homes from Hurricane Ian while authorities in South Carolina began assessing damage from its strike there as the remnants of one of the strongest and costliest hurricanes to ever hit the US continued to push north. The powerful storm terrorized millions of people for most … Read more

Hurricanes Ian, Fiona could drive up grocery costs on these items in Canada

Hurricanes Ian, Fiona could drive up grocery costs on these items in Canada

Hurricanes Ian and Fiona could have grocers that source food from Atlantic Canada and the southern United States passing higher costs on to Canadian consumers, experts say, as some businesses on the east coast begin to rebuild their battered industries. Any disruption to supply chains, which have seen major improvements in shipping costs and reliability … Read more

IN PHOTOS: Scenes of destruction following hurricane Ian’s landfall in Florida – National

IN PHOTOS: Scenes of destruction following hurricane Ian’s landfall in Florida – National

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida Wednesday as one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the US, unleashing howling winds, torrential rains and a treacherous surge of ocean surf. Early video images of the storm’s fury on local TV and social media showed flood waters sweeping away cars, nearly reaching rooftops in some communities … Read more

Oil Jumps 4% On Inventory Draw, Hurricane Outages

Oil Jumps 4% On Inventory Draw, Hurricane Outages

Oil prices surged on Wednesday, with Brent up over 3% and WTI up nearly 4% shortly after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported surprise draws in US crude oil inventory and natural gas stocks. Also contributing to the surge in oil prices was a US dollar giving up some of its recent gains and some … Read more

‘Historic’ Hurricane Ian makes landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast – National

‘Historic’ Hurricane Ian makes landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast – National

Hurricane Ian plowed into Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday as one of the most powerful US storms in recent years, assaulting the state with howling winds, torrential rain and a treacherous surge of ocean surf. Ian made landfall at 3:05 pm EDT (1905 GMT) near Cayo Costa, a barrier island just west of Fort Myers, … Read more