Floridians left stranded by Hurricane Ian are turning to the Internet for help.
- In a Twitter message that tags Orange County rescue crews, one resident writes, “Can you guys come pick us up? We called the non-emergency line and were told to wait till someone shows up. Family of 3, dog, and pregnant mom with twins.” Residents who have made it out safely – or who live in other states -- are posting questions about the extent of the damage to their properties. And finally, people who can’t reach loved ones are posting inquiries about their safety: “Does anyone know the status of Wyldewood Lakes Court area?” one user writes. “Trying to find out how my Aunt is doing. We lost contact.”
- Meanwhile, more than 800 search and rescue teams continue to scour the state in hopes of finding people who need help, says Governor Ron DeSantis.