First responders are still searching for survivors in Florida

The Coast Guard is going door to door in hopes of rescuing stranded survivors after Hurricane Ian destroyed parts of Florida.
3:16 | 10/01/22

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NORTHEAST THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. >> THAT STORM STILL SPINNING, ELLEN. TURNING TO FLORIDA WHERE THE DEATH TOLL IS STILL RISING. LET'S GET TO ROB MARCIANO. AS ELMA SAID, THAT IS NOT DONE YET. >> Reporter: IT'S POST TROPICAL. EVERYBODY IN THE TROPICAL STORM PHASE. NOW IT'S HEADING EAST. LET'S GET TO THE CENTER OF WHAT'S LEFT OF IAN IS AROUND GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA. MOST OF THE ACTION TO THE NORTH, WEST, AND EAST. THAT'S WHERE WE HAVE THE FLOOD WATCHES. THE HEAVIEST RAIN ACROSS WEST VIRGINIA AND WESTERN PARTS OF VIRGINIA INCLUDING ROANOKE. THAT WILL CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS. IT'S MOVING THROUGH I-95 THROUGH NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN AND NEW YORK. THE WESTERN HALF OF THIS KIND OF HANG BACK. WE GO BACK ANOTHER 12 HOURS. YOU'LL SEE THE RAINFALL RESURGE AND IT GETS HEAVIER. ON AND OFF WET WEEKEND AND AT TIMES SOME URBAN FLOODING FROM D.C., BALTIMORE, PHILLY UP THROUGH NEW YORK CITY. ANYWHERE FROM 3 TO 6 INCHES. ONE TO THREE WILL BE THE CALL ACROSS MUCH OF THE COAST LINE. IT'S BEEN BACK HERE IN FLORIDA, THREE DAYS SINCE HURRICANE IAN MADE LANDFALL JUST ABOUT 30 MILES TO OUR SOUTH. THIS GIVES YOU AN IDEA HOW WIDE REACHING THE POWER OF THIS HURRICANE IS. JUST NOW WE'RE JUST BEGINNING TO GET TO THE HARDEST HIT COMMUNITIES. >> Reporter: THIS MORNING THE DEVASTATION AND DEATH TOLL IN HURRICANE IAN'S WAKE BECOMING MORE CLEAR. ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS DESTROYED. HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS LEFT WITHOUT A HOME. ROOFS TORN OFF BUILDINGS. FLOODED NEIGHBORHOODS AND UPROOTED TREES. OUR TEAM FINALLY ABLE TO SEE THE DESTRUCTION ON SANIBEL ISLAND. WASHING OUT THE CAUSEWAY. CUTTING OFF THE ISLAND FROM THE REST OF THE PEOPLE. >> Reporter: SANIBEL ISLAND WAS PARADISE. THIS ISLAND IS UNRECOGNIZABLE. >> Reporter: RESIDENTS TELLING US THERE'S NOTHING LEFT. >> THE WHOLE THING. I DON'T HAVE A HOUSE. I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO. I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO LIVE. >> IT'S WREAKING HARE VOK MILES INLAND. >> WE'RE JUST BEGINNING TO SEE THE DESTRUCTION. >> Reporter: NOW 33 CONFIRMED STORM-RELATED FATALITIES AND THIS NUMBER LIKELY TO RISE. >> THE COAST GUARD'S HIGHEST PRIORITY IS SEARCH AND RESCUE. LIFE SAFETY IS OUR MOST IMPORTANT MISSION. >> Reporter: THE COAST GUARD GOING DOOR TO DOOR RESCUING STRANDED FLORIDIANS BY HELICOPTER. THE RIVER RISING TO RECORD LEVELS MAKING THE INTERSTATE IMPASSABLE. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FLORIDIANS REMAIN WITHOUT POWER. >> IT'S LIKE STAGING AN ARMY. >> Reporter: 30 THOUSAND CREWS BROUGHT IN TO HELP ELECTRICITY BUT WHEN THE POWER IS RESTORED, IT ONLY HELPS THOSE WHO HAVE A HOME LEFT TO ACCEPT IT. AND THERE ARE SO MANY HOMES LIKE THIS ONE THAT IT DOES NO USE TO ACCEPT ANY SORT OF POWER OR A HOME THAT'S DAMAGED THAT CAN'T TAKE IT THERE. THERE ARE CHALLENGES THERE NOT TO MENTION THE OTHER VITAL INFRASTRUCTURE, WATER AND SEWER. SUCH

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