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Biden focusing on hurricane victims inside Florida, not politics

Biden focusing on hurricane victims inside Florida, not politics

FORT MYERS, Florida (AP) — President Joe Biden landed inside hurricane-ravaged Florida on Wednesday accompanied by a pledge that federal, condition accompanied by every one one other accompanied by local governments will labour accompanied by every one one other to assist rebuild homes, businesses accompanied by every one one other accompanied by lives — putting management on mute for now to focus on those inside need.

Hurricane Ian has resulted inside at least 84 people confirmed dead, including 75 inside Florida, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by hundreds of thousands of people carry on accompanied by to exist for ability to exist restored. Ian's 150 mph winds accompanied by every one one other accompanied by punishing tempest surge last week took not here ability for 2.6 million inside Florida. Many people still are unable to obtain food accompanied by every one one other accompanied by water.

Biden planned to meet Wednesday accompanied by residents accompanied by every one one other accompanied by small labour owners inside Fort Myers, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by to convey gratitude to management officials providing crisis assistance accompanied by every one one other accompanied by removing debris.

With the midterm elections fair a month away, the crisis was bringing accompanied by every one one other political rivals inside usual spring at least for a time.

Joining Biden inside Florida will exist place of set of two of his most prominent Republican critics: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Sen. Rick Scott, according to the White House accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Scott's spokesman. Other condition accompanied by every one one other accompanied by local officials, including Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, are accompanying Biden. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre suggested it would exist inappropriate for them to focus on political differences.

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"There will exist prosperity of time, prosperity of time, to talk over differences inside the centre of the president accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the executive — nevertheless now is not the time," Jean-Pierre told reporters at a White House briefing. "When it comes to delivering accompanied by every one one other accompanied by making sure that the people of Florida have what they need, mostly following Hurricane Ian, we are one. We are employed while one."

Before the tempest hit, the president had intended to pay someone a call the Florida cities of Orlando accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Fort Lauderdale last week, where he planned to stress his efforts to build strong Social Security accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Medicaid. Biden has accused Scott of wanting to extremity both programs by proposing that confederate laws should expire every one one five years, although the Florida senator has said he wants to conserve the programs.

Biden accompanied by every one one other accompanied by DeSantis have had a multitude of differences inside recent years over how to fight COVID-19, immigration policy accompanied by every one one other accompanied by more. In recent weeks, they tussled over the governor's decision to place migrants on planes or buses to Democratic strongholds, a practice that Biden has called "reckless."

The hurricane changed the motive accompanied by every one one other accompanied by timbre of Biden's earliest trip to Florida this year.

The president is visiting an area mostly devastated by winds accompanied by every one one other accompanied by surging tides. Boats, including enormous yachts, were capsized accompanied by every one one other accompanied by hurled inland.

As aqua receded, the demolition at Fort Myers' Fisherman's Wharf become evident. Homes accompanied by every one one other accompanied by businesses lay inside ruins amid debris accompanied by every one one other accompanied by muck.

The wharf lies on one side of the bridge that leads into Fort Myers Beach, which was brutalized by the Category 4 storm. FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell told reporters on Air Force One Wednesday that the cost of rebuilding will exist huge.

"It will certainly exist inside the billions accompanied by every one one other accompanied by maybe one of the additional costly disasters that we've seen inside numerous years."

DeSantis on Tuesday the administration's Federal Emergency Management Agency for declaring an crisis earlier to Ian made landfall.

"That was enormous since everyone was filled steam ahead. They knew they had the ability to do it," DeSantis said. "We exist thankful for it. I exist convinced by FEMA's worked extremely well accompanied by the condition accompanied by every one one other accompanied by local."

The White House message of bipartisan unity marks a difference from Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump, who at times threatened to withhold assistance to Democratic officials who criticized him, including Democratic Govs. Gavin Newsom of California accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Andrew Cuomo of New York.

Trump threatened to withhold confederate money from California following wildfires, saying its condition officials were to clasp inside ask in remittance of for the deadly conflagrations, tweeting inside 2018: "Billions of dollars are specified every one one year, accompanied by so numerous lives lost, all since of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no indeed indeed additional Fed payments!"

Politicians' responses to natural disasters have the ability to build or shatter political careers.

As Florida's executive for eight years, Jeb Bush maintained a steady response to a parade of hurricanes accompanied by every one one other accompanied by was rewarded accompanied by sky-high approval ratings. The response by President George W. Bush accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Louisiana lawmakers to Hurricane Katrina inside 2005 hangs over their legacies.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the Republican who welcomed President Barack Obama to his condition to look at Hurricane Sandy injury fair days earlier to the 2012 general election, said that all over natural disasters "the finest political lord scheme is to have no indeed indeed political strategy, to do your job."

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Associated Press writers Zeke Miller accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Seung Min Kim inside Washington, Bobby Caina Calvan inside Fort Myers, Florida accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Brendan Farrington inside Tallahassee, Florida, contributed to this report.

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Ron DeSantis said a temporary bridge to Pine Island should exist finished by the extremity of the week.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Officials are excessively preparation a similar temporary bridge for \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/hurricanes-orlando-storms-climate-and-environment-9ba36ea919647ca39750cc5d004165f6\">nearby Sanibel Island\u003c/a>, nevertheless it will lay clasp of a little additional time.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"They were talking concerning running ferries accompanied by every one one other accompanied by stuff," DeSantis said. "And honestly, you may exist intelligent to do that, nevertheless I exist convinced by this is an easier thing, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by I exist convinced by people need their vehicles anyways.\"\u003c/p>\u003cp>In the meantime, small motorboats continued to supplying Pine Island. 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"We didn't evacuate since we couldn't depart from her behind," he explained.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>She did not expect the \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/hurricanes-floods-weather-fort-myers-climate-and-environment-e7ad896b1814a9017fe8f681b0408c40\">level of destruction\u003c/a> Ian would bring. 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She called her son for help. \u003c/p>\u003cp>"She said the aqua was up to her wheelchair accompanied by every one one other accompanied by hitting her belly button," Lauder said. He was sheltering at his son's house, a fifty per cent of mile (0.8 km) from his mom. \u003c/p>\u003cp>Lauder, who said he has rescue diver training, dove not here the window. He swam, walked, waded accompanied by every one one other accompanied by kicked into with every one other accompanied by not here of aqua for concerning 45 minutes to obtain to her house. He said a van accompanied by every one one other accompanied by a place of set of two cars floated past him while he steered understandable of sparking electric poles.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Lauder said he heard his mother screaming while he approached. \u003c/p>\u003cp>"It was a sensory ability of extreme extreme terror accompanied by every one one other accompanied by reassurance at the same time," he said. "The extreme extreme terror was that I didn't know if something was falling on her or if she was trapped accompanied by every one one other accompanied by hurt. But the reassurance was knowing that there's still air inside her lungs." \u003c/p>\u003cdiv id='6976226760f4467dbc75dd1ef3a45554' class='media-placeholder'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>He place her on a bench accompanied by every one one other accompanied by bundled her inside arid sheets from a high shelf. He worried concerning the sores around her body — not shut wounds that were dangerously susceptible to infection inside the bacteria-ridden floodwater. \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>They waited trio hours for the aqua to subside, so he could push her into with every one other accompanied by not here of the streets inside her wheelchair. When the aqua was a place of set of two feet high, he called for his 20-year-old son to fasten them accompanied by every one one other accompanied by assist push grandma to safety. \u003c/p>\u003cp>Around 1 a.m. — concerning 11 hours following Lauder's mother called him for assist — Lauder returned to his older son's house accompanied by his mother accompanied by every one one other accompanied by younger son inside tow. \u003c/p>\u003cp>Lauder said his mom was subsequent taken to a hospital, since she had some infections. "But they were treated, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by she's warm. She's inside a mushy comfy bed. She's good," he added.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Cassandra Clark, Lauder's sister-in-law inside Miami, started a GoFundMe to lift money for Lauder, his mother accompanied by every one one other accompanied by his sons. \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>"While we're so thankful our family is physically alright, they've lost completely every one thing inside this tempest and, unfortunately, did not have some renter's insurance," Clark wrote. \u003c/p>\u003cp>The page raised over $17,000 while of Tuesday. \u003c/p>\u003cp>"I obtain choked up that all these people are helping me accompanied by every one one other accompanied by they don't flat know me," Lauder said. \u003c/p>\u003cp>He hopes that people will know now to evacuate. 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Kelly said. \u003c/p>\u003cp>Kelly was fortunate that his trailer was mostly spared by \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/hurricanes-biden-storms-florida-fort-myers-b7cc29478fc9618e0b2b30106e5c86f4\">Hurricane Ian\u003c/a> to one side from some flood damage. But for numerous \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/hurricanes-floods-florida-north-carolina-storms-5c4bcc1b7c681e916723426a705d10e6\">Floridians whose homes were destroyed\u003c/a>, they now face the arduous position of position of employment of rebuilding lacking indemnity or paying flat steeper prices inside an indemnity market that was by that hour dated struggling. Wind accompanied by every one one other accompanied by storm-surge losses from the hurricane could stretch not here inside the centre of $28 billion accompanied by every one one other accompanied by $47 billion, making it Florida's costliest tempest since Hurricane Andrew made landfall inside 1992, according to the possessions analytics firm CoreLogic.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>Even earlier to Ian, \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/floods-hurricanes-business-insurance-industry-hurricane-ian-a58154cd796c208f58aae7a4e92407f0\">Florida's place of residence indemnity market\u003c/a> was dealing accompanied by billions of dollars inside losses from a twine of natural disasters, rampant litigation accompanied by every one one other accompanied by increasing fraud. The difficult environment has place numerous insurers not here of labour accompanied by every one one other accompanied by caused others to lift their prices or tighten their restrictions, making it harder for Floridians to obtain insurance.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id='afs:Card:646675285966' class='hub-peek-embed' content-id='2919dfe93aff173d7340ee49aa1d11b2'>Hub peek embed (Hurricanes) - Compressed layout (automatic embed) \u003c/div>\u003cp>Those who do manage to insure their homes are seeing costs grow exponentially. Even earlier to Hurricane Ian, the yearly cost of an signify Florida homeowners indemnity policy was expected to stretch not here $4,231 inside 2022, almost trio times the U.S. signify of $1,544.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"They are paying additional for less coverage," said Florida's Insurance Consumer Advocate Tasha Carter. "It puts consumers inside dire circumstances."\u003c/p>\u003cp>The costs have gotten so high that some homeowners have forgone coverage altogether. About 12% of Florida homeowners don't have possessions indemnity — or additional than dual the U.S. signify of 5% — according to the Insurance Information Institute, a research organization funded by the indemnity industry. \u003c/p>\u003cp>Florida's indemnity manufacturing has seen place of set of two unswerving years of netting underwriting losses exceeding $1 billion every one one year. A twine of possessions insurers, including sextet so a lengthy way this year, have become insolvent, while others are leaving the state. \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>As of July, 27 Florida insurers were on a condition watchlist for their precarious monetary situation; Mark Friedlander, the head of communications for the Insurance Information Institute, expects Hurricane Ian will spring at least some of those to point into insolvency.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The indemnity manufacturing says overzealous litigation is partly to blame. Loopholes inside Florida law, including remittance multipliers that permit attorneys to congregate higher fees for possessions indemnity cases, have made Florida an excessively litigious state, Friedlander said.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Florida currently averages concerning 100,000 lawsuits over homeowners' indemnity claims per year, he said. That compares to fair 3,600 inside California, which has almost dual Florida's population. \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation said the condition accounts for 76% of the nation's homeowners' indemnity claims lawsuits nevertheless fair 9% of all homeowners indemnity claims.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"Plaintiff attorneys inside Florida have historically found ways of circumventing some efforts at reining inside legal system abuses, making it probable that ongoing reforms will exist needed to further stabilize the indemnity marketplace,\" said Logan McFaddin of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association.\u003c/p>\u003cp>But Amy Boggs, the possessions small portion chair for the Florida Justice Association — a category that represents attorneys — said the indemnity manufacturing is excessively at fault for refusing to pay not here claims. Boggs said homeowners are driven to attorneys "as a last resort."\u003c/p>\u003cp>"No policyholder wants to exist embroiled inside years of litigation fair to obtain their homes rebuilt,\" she said. "They go nearer to attorneys when their indemnity firm underpays their claim accompanied by every one one other accompanied by they can't rebuild."\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>Rampant fraud — mostly among roofing contractors — has excessively added to costs. Regulators speak it's usual for contractors to go door-to-door offering to cover homeowners' indemnity deductible inside exchange for submitting a filled roof replacement claim to their possessions indemnity company, claiming injury from storms. \u003c/p>\u003cp>Things have gotten so bad accompanied by indemnity that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called a exceptional gathering inside May to address the issues. New laws boundary the rates attorneys tin inquire inside remittance for some possessions indemnity claims accompanied by every one one other accompanied by need insurers to insure homes accompanied by older roofs — something they had stopped doing since of rising fraud claims.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The legislation excessively includes a $150 million fund that will provide grants to homeowners to build improvements to retain protected from danger opposed to hurricanes. But that program has yet to exist launched, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by experts speak it will lay clasp of years to reverse the injury to Florida's indemnity market.\u003c/p>\u003cp>In the meantime, the crisis has pushed additional homeowners to Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-backed insurer that sells place of residence indemnity for those who can't obtain coverage into with every one other accompanied by not here of private insurers.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>Citizens had additional than 1 million operative policies while of Sept. 23, earlier to Ian hit, according to Michael Peltier, a spokesperson at Citizens. In 2019, that number was violently 420,000. He said the firm had been writing 8,000 to 9,000 new policies per week, dual compared accompanied by a few years ago. Citizens has $13.4 billion inside reserves accompanied by every one one other accompanied by predicts it will pay 225,000 claims from Ian cost a total of $3.7 billion. \u003c/p>\u003cp>Even if they have homeowners' insurance, numerous Floridians could still exist facing monetary disintegration since of flooding. Flood injury isn't typically covered by homeowners' indemnity nevertheless tin exist costly; Florida's Division of Emergency Management says 1 inch of floodwater tin do $25,000 inside damage.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Friedlander said fair 18% of Florida homeowners convey flood insurance, either into with every one other accompanied by not here of the confederate government's National Flood Insurance Program or private insurers. In some coastal areas, additional than fifty per cent of of homeowners have flood insurance, nevertheless inside inland areas — where flood waters continued to rise flat following the tempest had passed — it's closer to 5%.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Kelly, whose trailer inside Fort Myers was saturated inside 4 feet of sodium chloridetable sodium chloridetable salt aqua accompanied by every one one other accompanied by sewage following Hurricane Ian, could have benefitted from flood insurance. He idea he ability not exist intelligent to obtain it since he didn't have homeowners insurance, nevertheless that's not the instance — flood indemnity is completely separate accompanied by every one one other accompanied by tin flat exist purchased by renters, experts say.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"I kinda permit it untruth when I originally couldn't find someone to insure it,\" he said. 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The only bridge to the island is laboriously damaged so it tin only exist reached by vessel or air. The devastation from Hurricane Ian has left-hand schools shuttered indefinitely inside parts of Florida, leaving storm-weary families worried for word on when accompanied by every one one other accompanied by how children tin obtain spine to classrooms. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)\u003c/p>","order":0,"imageMimeType":"image/jpeg","imageFileExtension":".jpeg","imageRenderedSizes":[3000,2000,1000,800,600,400,200],"aspectRatio":1.5,"gcsBaseUrl":"https://storage.googleapis.com/afs-prod/media/7c7ad9103ff54c1e8ccd89c6b7dc0a51/","embedCaption":null,"uploaded":true,"flattenedCaption":"FILE - Residents who rode not here the tempest go nearer at a dock to evacuate by vessel inside the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Florida's Pine Island, inside Lee County, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. The only bridge to the island is laboriously damaged so it tin only exist reached by vessel or air. 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Some schools are lacking ability accompanied by every one one other accompanied by still \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/hurricanes-floods-florida-north-carolina-storms-5c4bcc1b7c681e916723426a705d10e6\">assessing the damage\u003c/a>, while well while the impact on staff members who may have lost homes or can't return to work.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Shuttered schools tin worsen the hurricane's disruption for children. Recovery from natural disasters somewhere else suggests the \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/storms-technology-covid-health-education-19a59d35a80720ee63fe8412729bffd9\">effects on kids tin exist lasting\u003c/a>, mostly inside low-income communities that have a harder hour dated bouncing back.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"In a week or two, we'll have forgotten concerning Hurricane Ian. But these districts accompanied by every one one other accompanied by schools accompanied by every one one other accompanied by students will exist struggling months accompanied by every one one other accompanied by years later," said Cassandra R. Davis, an subordinate professor at the University of North Carolina.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>In Florida, 68 of 75 educational organization districts are not shut for in-person instruction, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by place of set of two additional districts are expected to reopen this week, the condition Department of Education said Tuesday. Among those still closed is Sarasota, where almost fifty per cent of of students exist eligible for lacking ask in remittance accompanied by every one one other accompanied by reduced-price lunch, an indicator of poverty.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id='afs:Card:646675285966' class='hub-peek-embed' content-id='65729caca143510df40ab8e1ff3d4ba4'>Hub peek embed (Hurricanes) - Compressed layout (automatic embed) \u003c/div>\u003cp>Abbie Tarr Trembley, a mother of quartet inside Sarasota, said her youngest, a 9-year-old boy, asks every one one earlier to noon when he tin go spine to school.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"Every earlier to noon he's like, 'Mom, is it a educational organization day? Is it a educational organization day?'" she said. "Every morning, I'm almost inside tears."\u003c/p>\u003cp>The hurricane damaged the roof of her house, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the family lost ability for trio days. She was thankful to exist spared worse. But she has begun to fret concerning the effects on her children accompanied by every one one other accompanied by their education. Her son by that hour dated \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/covid-health-education-353a53fe022f77d3a4d5fd6561f0c2ee\">repeated earliest grade\u003c/a> to assist him catch up from the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/storms-technology-covid-health-education-19a59d35a80720ee63fe8412729bffd9\">Online learning not lengthy ago has been an option\u003c/a> for schools dealing accompanied by disasters from the coronavirus pandemic to hurricanes, nevertheless researchers have said overreliance on faraway education is not sustainable.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Davis has studied how Hurricane Matthew inside 2016 accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Hurricane Florence inside 2018 impacted student learning inside the southeastern U.S. She said research shows basic students \u003ca href=\"https://epic.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1268/2021/09/NSF-1-Academic-Progress_Final_1.15.21.pdf\">continued to permit let fall behind academically\u003c/a>, while a a large amount of while place of set of two years following a storm. But districts where parents are affluent accompanied by every one one other accompanied by educational organization budgets are inside good physical condition tend to recuperate additional quickly.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>Sarasota County educational organization officials speak they hope to reopen schools for some of their 45,000 students on Monday. School leaders are aiming to reopen buildings inside the northern small part of the county, which suffered less injury compared to the schools inside the south.\u003c/p>\u003cp>In the meantime, students tin use online resources students if they have access to the internet, Sarasota educational organization officials said at a report conference. Florida's education dividing did not respond to questions concerning its guidance to local educational organization systems for addressing the missed educational organization days.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Sarasota workers are ripping not here accompanied by every one one other accompanied by replacing carpets accompanied by every one one other accompanied by drywall where aqua breached educational organization buildings accompanied by every one one other accompanied by discarding spoiled cafeteria food that went unrefrigerated inside the days lacking electricity. For now, educational organization officials said, standing aqua makes some streets unsafe for students accompanied by every one one other accompanied by families to navigate. School leaders are excessively assessing which teachers accompanied by every one one other accompanied by other staff won't exist intelligent to return to labour when schools reopen.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>Two schools inside the county have served while shelters for displaced residents accompanied by every one one other accompanied by will near on Friday to inside attendance accompanied by workers hour dated to clean them earlier to reopening Monday.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Schools inside the southern small part of the county will lay clasp of "at least another week to reopen," Superintendent Brennan Asplen told reporters Tuesday.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Trembley has heard rumors that when schools do begin spine up, it will exist online. She hopes that is not the case. \"There's no indeed indeed way that I tin assist a 9-year-old accompanied by schoolwork accompanied by every one one other accompanied by convey on accompanied by my job," said Trembley, who works at a general contractor's office. \u003c/p>\u003cp>After Hurricane Katrina inside 2005, some students faced displacement for a lengthy time, \u003ca href=\"https://www.gse.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/app.4.1.109.pdf\">up to five to sextet months\u003c/a> until they were resettled, according to a study. There was a permit let fall inside trial scores inside that earliest year. "Not only do they have to go their home, nevertheless they're flat not here of educational organization for some time," explained Bruce Sacerdote, a economist at Dartmouth College.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>Sacerdote compared regions that are harder hit by Ian to a "mini-Katrina" accompanied by every one one other accompanied by said students inside the places where the hurricane did the most injury will probable see severe effects inside the earliest year, mostly if they are completely displaced accompanied by every one one other accompanied by must go to another town or state.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"COVID was excessively a really severe disruption accompanied by every one one other accompanied by \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/covid-science-health-race-and-ethnicity-education-4d02ce3fe0fe432efc68373ee961c5bb\">imposed learning losses\u003c/a> on these kids already," he said. "It's a dual whammy for a a large amount of these kids. ...\u003c/p>\u003cp>"Remote (learning) is better than nothing,\" he said, \"but it's nowhere near while good while inside person."\u003c/p>\u003cp>___\u003c/p>\u003cp>For additional hurricane coverage, visit: \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/hub/hurricanes\">https://apnews.com/hub/hurricanes\u003c/a>\u003c/p>\u003cp>___\u003c/p>\u003cp>Associated Press writers Brooke Schultz inside Harrisburg, Pa., accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Michael Melia inside Hartford, Conn., contributed to this report. Schultz is a corps subscriber for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. \u003ca href=\"https://www.reportforamerica.org/\">Report for America\u003c/a> is a nonprofit national labour program that places journalists inside local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.\u003c/p>\u003cp>___\u003c/p>\u003cp>The Associated Press education team receives support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. 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