Just days after Fiona battered Puerto Rico, Hurricane Ian gathered strength as it approached Florida as an extremely dangerous Category 4hurricane, just 2 mph short of Category 5 status. Hurricane Ian was the deadliest hurricane to strike the state of Florida since the 1935 Labor Day hurricane, causing widespread damage across western Cuba and the southeast United States.
Ian caused catastrophic damage with losses currently estimated at $50 billion dollars. Damage was mostly from flooding, with the cities of Fort Myers Beach and Naples particularly impacted. Millions were left without power in the storm's wake.
Your support is much needed to provide critical supplies to thousands who have been affected by this catastrophic storm.
At International Relief Teams we continue to monitor the situation closely and are sending water, food and other emergency supplies to the areas hardest hit by the storm.