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Florida residents take stock of damage after Hurricane Ian — and other news for October 3, 2022

October 2, 2022


In the wake of Hurricane Ian, at least 34 people have been confirmed dead — including 27 in Florida — a number that is expected to increase. As damage estimates grow, Ian may become one of the costliest storms in U.S. history.  For a transcript of the lead story, click here.

You may also choose another story from the newscast by clicking the link below and answering the following questions:

Five Facts

  • Who are some of the individuals or groups of people mentioned in the news summary?
  • What stories are covered?
  • Where and When do some of the stories take place?
  • Why did the event(s) take place?
  • How do you think the NewsHour’s producers decided which stories made it into the news summary?

Focus Questions

See, Think, Wonder: What did you notice? What did the story make you think? What story would you want to find out more about? Where would you go to learn more?

Media literacy: Who else do you think should have been interviewed in the story you watched?

For More

What students can do: There are a number of ways volunteers could help those affected by Hurricane Ian, even if they don’t live close to the impacted area. Read the article below and then make a list of three things that your community could do to help out.

How to help victims of Hurricane Ian in Florida

An aerial view of a couple walking down a flooded street after Hurricane Ian caused widespread destruction, in Punta Gorda, Florida, U.S., September 29, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton”


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