Hurricane Ian roars ashore in southwest Florida, bringing destructive floods and wind –The storm greatly intensified as it neared land, reaching winds of 155 mph and nearing the most dangerous Category 5 classification Wednesday morning. | 28 Sept 2022 | Hurricane Ian is making landfall over the west coast of Florida, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday afternoon. The storm greatly intensified as it neared land, reaching winds of 155 mph and nearing the most dangerous Category 5 classification Wednesday morning. Hurricane force winds were 35 miles out from the center and tropical storm force winds were 150 miles from the center, according to the National Weather Service. “This is going to be a nasty, nasty day, two days” DeSantis said early Wednesday in a press conference. More than 2.5 million people were under mandatory evacuation orders in Florida, but legally, no residents can be forced to leave their homes.
Hurricane Ian outages: More than 756,000 are without power in Florida | 28 Sept 2022 | More than 756,000 customers across Florida were without electricity Wednesday afternoon as the state was slammed by Hurricane Ian. As of 3 p.m., there were 756,450 customers without power statewide. FPL [Florida Power & Light], Florida’s biggest electric utility, had 546,355 without power. More than 210,000 also were affected, including customers who get service from Florida Public Utilities, Duke Energy and local cooperatives and municipalities’ utilities. More than 162,000 FPL customers were without power in Lee County, home to communities such as Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva…
Russia tells EU to treat U.S. as pipeline sabotage suspect –Undersea infrastructure bringing Russian gas directly to Germany was damaged in what many believe to be a clandestine attack | 28 Sept 2022 | Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has asked who the EU intends to punish with the “strongest possible response” for damage to the Nord Stream gas pipelines. The diplomat said Poland’s former foreign minister has already identified the US as the party behind the apparent sabotage. Radoslaw Sikorski is well connected to Washington elites through his employment at various think tanks. The two Nord Stream pipelines were seriously damaged this week in what is suspected to have been a deliberate attack. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday called the incident “sabotage action” and warned “any deliberate disruption of active European energy infrastructure is unacceptable and will lead to the strongest possible response.” On Wednesday, Zakharova asked who exactly the warning would apply to. “I don’t get it. MEP Sikorski thanked the US for what had happened, so whom is Ursula ‘threatening’ there?” she wrote on social media. Zakharova was referring to the reaction to the incident by Sikorski, now an EU lawmaker, who posted a photo of the site where the explosions occurred on Twitter with the words: “Thank you, USA.” He described the incident as a “special maintenance operation.”
CIA warned Germany of Nord Stream attack – Spiegel –U.S. spies allegedly told Berlin about a possible pipeline attack “weeks” ago | 27 Sept 2022 | The CIA warned Berlin about a possible attack on gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea “weeks ago,” German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday. Germany was looking for answers after both of Russia’s Nord Stream pipelines were damaged and a massive gas leak appeared off the Danish island of Bornholm. A tip from the U.S. spy agency was “received in Berlin during the summer,” the outlet said, citing “several people familiar with the matter.” Officially, however, the federal government declined to comment on intelligence-related matters. German security services are currently examining satellite imagery of the area where the explosions occurred, but see only “unremarkable” naval traffic, according to Spiegel. They are also convinced only a state actor could have done this, suggesting “divers or a mini-submarine” could have installed mines or explosives on the pipeline.
Biden approves an additional $1.1 billion in security assistance for Ukraine | 28 Sept 2022 | The Biden regime announced 1.1 billion in additional security assistance for [the corrupt WEF dirt-bags running] Ukraine on Wednesday, bringing the U.S. commitment to more than 16.2 billion since Russia’s
invasion special operation in late February. The announcement of the upcoming aid package, the 22nd such installment, follows referendums held in four Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine that are backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Referendums Are Over, Ballots Are Counted; Russia Wins Four New States | 27 Sept 2022 | The Public Referendums in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporozhye oblasts (states) in what was Ukraine, have now been completed. The ballots have been hand counted. By overwhelming majority, all four oblasts have voted to return home to Russia. All four are, at this very moment, now “Russian Territory” and they will be defended by the Russian Army. From Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council, Dmitry Medvedev: “The referendums are over. The results are clear. Welcome home to Russia!” Together with a turnout of over 90%, this results in the approval of around 90% of all eligible voters.
Donbass referendum results revealed | 27 Sept 2022 | The majority of citizens of both the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) support the idea of uniting with Russia, according to local election commissions. In the DPR, more than 99% of voters supported the idea of joining Russia, according to early official figures. The referendum in the LPR yielded a similar result, with more than 98% of voters supporting the potential reunification. In both republics, all the ballots have already been counted, according to local authorities. The polls were conducted in the republics, as well as in the Moscow-controlled parts of Ukraine’s Zaporozhye and Kherson Regions, between September 23 and 27.