1. Coolio performs during the "I Love The 90's" tour on Aug. 7 at RiverEdge Park in Aurora, Ill. The rapper, who was among hip-hop's biggest names of the 1990s with hits including “Gangsta's Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died Wednesday at age 59, his manager said.
  2. A displaced boat sits beside the roadway in the southeast corner of Cape Coral on Wednesday night as the winds of Hurricane Ian continue to buffet the flood-soaked streets.
  3. People stopped along Bayshore Boulevard to see the effects of Hurricane Ian, which produced a reverse storm surge, pulling water out of Hillsborough Bay on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 in Tampa.
  4. St. Anthony's Hospital at 1200 7th Ave N on Monday, March 16, 2020 in St. Petersburg. BayCare Health and Florida Blue on Wednesday announced they had reached an agreement.
  5. Eight Ybor City chickens are being kept safe from Hurricane Ian at the J.C. Newman Cigar Company's factory in Ybor City.
  6. Duke Energy trucks were staged the parking lot at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg in preparation for Hurricane Ian on Wednesday.
  7. Water partially fills the New Gypsum Stack South pond at the old Piney Point fertilizer plant site in March. The manager of the site, which had a major leak in 2021, said it is prepared to deal with rain and wind from Hurricane Ian.
  8. Waves crash along the Ballast Point Pier ahead of Hurricane Ian, Wednesday in Tampa. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ian's most damaging winds have begun hitting Florida's southwest coast as the storm made landfall.
  9. Angel Garavito, 15, walks down a flooded street in the Orlo Vista neighborhood of Orlando on Sept. 11, 2017. When Hurricane Irma blew through Central Florida, it dumped nearly 10 inches of rain on the community in a day.
  10. Beware of scammers who contact you by email or text to tell you your electricity is about to be cut off unless you pay your bill immediately.
  11. President Joe Biden speaks during a celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to mark Disability Pride Month, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Washington.
  12. Michael Ciarleglio with the city of Pinellas Park, cleans up a few tree branches while working the morning after Hurricane Elsa moved over Pinellas Park in 2021. Experts advise that you make sure that a qualified line-clearance arborist treats big trees, especially if it is near electrical wires.
  13. Karissa Thomas was among those who remained on Marco Island. Via Facebook, she has been updating the evacuees.
  14. A view of The Pier as the Tampa Bay drains in a reverse storm surge with Hurricane Ian expected to make landfall this afternoon on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 in St. Petersburg.
  15. Wild Adventures Theme Park, shown here in Valdosta, Ga., is offering free admission to those displaced by Hurricane Ian this Saturday and Sunday.
  16. A palm sways to the early gusts of Hurricane Ian.
  17. A flood barrier surrounds Tampa General Hospital in preparation for Hurricane Ian's arrival. The hospital is the region's only Level 1 trauma center.
  18. Satellite image of Hurricane Ian shared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Twitter on Wednesday.
  19. A steady stream of people walk along the sea bed during a reverse storm surge along Bayshore Boulevard Wednesday in Tampa.
  20. Brianna Renas, 17, inspects a fallen palm tree outside her home along Santa Barbara Boulevard in Cape Coral after riding out Hurricane Ian with her family Wednesday.
  21. This GOES-East GeoColor satellite image taken at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2022, and provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows the eye of Hurricane Ian approaching the southwest coast of Florida. Hurricane Ian's most damaging winds began hitting Florida's southwest coast Wednesday, lashing the state with heavy rain and pushing a devastating storm surge after strengthening to the threshold of the most dangerous Category 5 status. (NOAA via AP)
  22. For the first time in a decade, Americans will pay less next year on monthly premiums for Medicare’s Part B plan, which covers routine doctors’ visits and other outpatient care.
  23. Access roads to the Sunshine Skyway bridge are blocked off as the span is closed due to high winds from Hurricane Ian on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 in St. Petersburg.
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