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Ian revs up to hammer coast of South Carolina

Oct 3, 2022

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A revived Hurricane Ian pounded coastal South Carolina, ripping apart piers and flooding streets Friday after the ferocious storm caused catastrophic damage in Florida, trapping thousands in their homes and leaving at least 27 people dead.

The storm, estimated to be one of the costliest hurricanes ever to hit the United States, has terrorized people for much of the week -- pummeling western Cuba and raking across Florida before gathering strength in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean to curve back and strike South Carolina.

In Washington, President Joe Biden said he was directing "every possible action be taken to save lives and get help to survivors."

"It's going to take months, years to rebuild," Biden said.

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