Ian ruins man-made reefs, brings algae bloom to Florida
Hurricane Ian not only ravaged southwest Florida on land but was destructive underwater as well. It destroyed man-made reefs and brought along red tide, the harmful algae blooms that kill fish and birds, according to marine researchers who returned last week from a six-day cruise organized by the Florida Institute of Oceanography. Researchers who used the cruise to study marine life in the Gulf of Mexico following the hurricane say it left in its wake red tide and destroyed artificial reefs from as far away as 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the coast of southwest Florida.news.yahoo.com
Michigan TE Erick All has ‘life-changing’ surgery in Florida
Michigan tight end Erick All had “life-changing” surgery this week, he revealed Friday on social media. “If it wasn’t for Yo Murphy, Dr. O’Neil and and Dr. Davis this never would have happened,” All wrote. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound tight end had 38 catches for 437 yards and two touchdowns last year, garnering honorable mention all-Big Ten honors from the coaches and media. In three games this year, All, who also became a father in September, has three catches for 36 yards. He has not played since then, but head coach Jim Harbaugh has declined to discuss his star tight end’s injury situation.mlive.com
Their father, 87, evacuated for Hurricane Ian. Rattled by storm surge, he died in his car
The day Hurricane Ian hit Florida, Tom Cummiskey, 87, had evacuated his Fort Myers trailer and was driving about 35 miles east from the coast, fielding calls on his flip phone from friends and family urging him to get off the road.news.yahoo.com
He swam to safety from of his flooded Florida home as Hurricane Ian destroyed his business: "I lost my entire life"
The owner of Fort Myers' Green Cup Cafe describes how Hurricane Ian forced him to battle carbon monoxide and raging floodwaters as it tore through his beloved small business.cbsnews.com
Survivors cope with destruction on Sanibel Island
Florida's Sanibel Island bore the brunt of Hurricane Ian, as homes were destroyed and the only bridge connecting the island to the mainland was knocked out. Those who survived the storm now face the daunting task of repairing what remains. Manuel Bojorquez has more.news.yahoo.com
Hurricane Ian: Florida grapples with ‘500-year flood’
After making landfall in Southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Ian has caused severe flooding in the Sunshine State and left millions of residents without power. Footage captured on the ground shows continued rescue attempts, devastation and many Floridians coming to terms with what Gov. Ron DeSantis described as a “500-year flood event.”news.yahoo.com
‘First time I’ve ever lost everything.’ Florida Gulf coast residents in shock at historic devastation left in Hurricane Ian’s wake
One by one, armed with handfuls of belongings or cellphones and cameras, residents of cities along Florida’s Gulf coast returned to their homes on Thursday to survey the damage. Some of the first signs of the historic destruction left by Hurricane Ian were evident on Interstate-75 near Golden Gate, about 40 miles south of Fort Myers Thursday morning as at least 50 Florida Fish and Wildlife ...news.yahoo.com
Causeway to Sanibel Island severed as Florida wakes up to Ian’s trail of destruction
As Ian continued its destructive trek across Florida, over a million households across the state awoke on Thursday without electricity as residents and emergency crews along the Gulf Coast began to assess the toppled buildings, flooded streets and crippled infrastructure.news.yahoo.com
Section of Sanibel Causeway wiped out by Hurricane Ian
Tampa Bay Times reporter Zachary T. Sampson and photojournalist Douglas R. Clifford left their hotel room in Fort Myers late Wednesday night and have been searching the area and assessing the damage from Hurricane Ian for hours. Their latest find is jaw-dropping: A section of the causeway leading to Sanibel is gone, wiped out by the powerful Category 4 storm. Here are their dispatches from Lee ...news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Kansas withdraws from Big 12 men's tourney
Kansas head coach Bill Self watches player introductions before an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 men's tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, March 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Kansas withdrew from the Big 12 Tournament on Friday after a positive COVID-19 test within the men’s basketball program, sending No. Kansas had gone the entire season without an outbreak that caused it to cancel or postpone a game. Ad___The Minnesota Twins are the latest Major League Baseball team to receive government approval for fans to return to their games this season. Only a limited amount of family members of players and staff have been able to attend those games this season.
Eddie Rosario, Indians finalize $8 million, 1-year contract
FILE - Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario hits the ball during a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Fort Myers, Fla., in this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo. The Indians officially signed free agent outfielder Eddie Rosario, adding a quality player who pounded their pitchers in recent years. Rosario passed his physical on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, to finalize a one-year, $8 million contract for 2021. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)CLEVELAND – Free agent outfielder Eddie Rosario has joined the Cleveland Indians, adding a quality player who has haunted their pitchers in recent years. Rosario passed his physical on Thursday and finalized the $8 million, one-year contract he agreed to late last week.
Genetic testing, latest target for fraud
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Federal investigators call it the latest scheme targeting consumers on Medicare and it all begins with claims of free screening for cancer. Tammy's mom has heart issues, cancer runs in the family so when the telemarketer pitched free cancer screening, her mom bought in. Cancer screening, a lucrative businessCole Buckley of Fort Myers showed us several flags and fliers he had made for what he thought would be a lucrative DNA cancer screening business. How to protect yourself from falling victim to "free" cancer screening - If a genetic testing kit is mailed to you, don't accept it unless it was ordered by your doctor or return it to the sender. - Be suspicious of anyone who offers you "free" genetic or cancer screening and then requests your Medicare number.