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Rescuers save 275 parrots stranded by Ian

Will Peratino and his partner Lauren Stepp would not leave their Pine Island compound, even as authorities pleaded with residents to abandon their homes because of damaged roads, including a collapsed bridge that prevented deliveries of food, gas and other life-sustaining supplies.

Ian almost a Category 5 hurricane as it nears Florida

Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified off Florida’s southwest coast on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph (250 kph), just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. Damaging winds and rain lashed the state’s heavily populated Gulf Coast, with the Naples to Sarasota region at “highest risk” of a devastating storm surge.