Hero rescues disabled mother from aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Johnny Lauder rescued his disabled mother who was trapped the floodwaters of her Naples home after Hurricane Ian tore through Southwest Florida on Sept. 28, 2022. Johnny shared the story of his heroic rescue to LiveNOW from FOX's Josh Breslow.

Deputies pull US flag from swollen river in Florida

Hurricane Ian has caused “record-high levels on the St Johns River," the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said. Video shows deputies recovering a U.S. flag near Osteen on Oct. 3, 2022. Credit: Volusia Sheriff's Office via Storyful

Rebuilding Florida after Hurricane Ian | LiveNOW from FOX

Those who have returned to damaged homes and businesses after Hurricane Ian are figuring out the best way to rebuild. Politicians and community leaders in Florida are calling for change on issues like affordable flood insurance, the quality of housing and where to rebuild after so many homes and neighborhoods were washed away by Ian.

Video shows Fort Myers Beach flooded after Hurricane Ian

Footage by Frank Lon shows the storm’s impact at Fort Myers Beach, with flooding and damage seen, on Sept. 28, 2022. A curfew was in place as “portions of the city [were] under 3-4 feet of water,” the city said.

Ian strengthens to Category 4 hurricane

Hurricane Ian is turned into a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, just 2 mph shy of Category 5 intensity, early Wednesday morning.