James Hewitt rushed to help his friend in Florida after Hurricane Ian leveled parts of the state, but his fiancée says he was unaware of the dangers of infection.
Most residents of Fort Myers Beach have been off the island since being evacuated when Hurricane Ian approached the area at the end of September.
Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday in Florida as a catastrophic Category 4 storm with 150-mph winds.
"We feature classic Detroit-style pizza, it's a tribute to Buddy's, Cloverleaf, Louie's, places I went to as a kid back in the 70s," he said.
A top Florida state official warned Thursday that firefighters have battled a number of fires caused by electric vehicle (EV) batteries waterlogged from Hurricane Ian.
Not only did Hurricane Ian push in several feet of water during a catastrophic storm surge last week, but the storm dumped well over a foot of rain across a wide swath of Central and North Florida.
President Joe Biden has surveyed the devastation of hurricane-ravaged Florida, promising to marshal the power of the federal government to help rebuild.
American Red Cross volunteers plan to stay in Florida for as long as they are needed to help those impacted by Hurricane Ian.
"Words can't describe the amount of devastation and human impacts and economic impact to this small beachside community," said Fort Myers Beach Fire Chief Ron Martin.
"Just behind me, the whole trailer court is 100 percent destroyed," said Nancy Allen, Hands of Light in Action. "These people are makeshift living in chairs and whatever they can. They took a direct hit about eight feet of water, there is mud everywhere."
Deputies in Volusia County, Florida, found a U.S. flag in the swollen St. Johns River this week in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian and rescued the stars and stripes.
"We evacuated almost at the last second," he said.
Hurricane Fiona caused catastrophic flooding, tore apart roads and bridges, and unleashed more than 100 landslides in Puerto Rico. Biden plans to also visit Florida on Wednesday.
The death toll from Hurricane Ian climbed over the weekend as fatalities in North Carolina, Florida, and Cuba brought the total to at least 65 people.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Puerto Rico and Florida this week to survey the widespread destruction caused by hurricanes Fiona and Ian.
At least 30 people were confirmed dead Saturday as rescuers continue to search for survivors among the ruins of Florida's flooded homes from Hurricane Ian.
Drones are changing the research game keeping the scientists and those in the path of a hurricane safer.
Hurricane Ian causes devastating damage and flooding across Central Florida after making landfall in the state as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday.
Ian was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Friday afternoon, but the threat of dangerous storm surge, flash flooding and high winds remains.
"We are taking four highly-trained responders down to Lee County, Florida to assist with water rescue," she said.