The state was already facing a shortage of affordable housing when the storm struck, forcing people who lost their homes to compete with those already trying to find homes.
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In Orlando, Florida, Hurricane Ian brought fast-rising flood waters that devastated many people living in the community. Fire and rescue crews spent hours pulling residents from a senior living facility to safety. NBC News’ Blayne Alexander has more details on the record rainfall and the recovery efforts.