Local councils estimate that about 117 Ian victims in Florida have died because of Hurricane Ian, which is still increasing one day after the potent storm hit Florida’s southwest coast.
According to the attorney general’s office, five additional people have been reported killed in North Carolina due to the hurricane.
On September 28, late afternoon, a Category 4 storm came ashore in Florida, causing havoc with record-breaking severe storms, fierce winds, and catastrophic damage.
Hurricane Ian Ian victims were reported in Florida:
There have been deaths across several Florida counties, notably Lee County (53), Charlotte County (24), and other counties. According to data from the Florida Medical Examiners Commission and inquests with local authorities and officials, there were seven reported in Monroe County, six in Florida, five each in Volusia and Collier regions, four in Hardee County, three in Manatee County and Putnam Township, two in Polk County, and just one each of Hendry, Hillsborough, Lake, Martin, as well as Osceola counties.
Early reports for Lee County suggested six Ian victims’ deaths, but the county’s forensic pathologist concluded they were unconnected to the hurricane.
Hurricane Ian Ian victims was reported to have caused losses in North Carolina:
In South Carolina, where the storm made another landfall on September 30, there have been no hurricane deaths, according to Governor Henry McMaster on Saturday.
Gov. Roy Cooper produced three car crashes on September 30 in a statement issued on Saturday. However, the reason for the fifth fatality is a topic of contention.
Hurricane destruction spreads throughout the Southeast as rescue operations go on. Rep. Kathy Castor of Florida, who covers the Tampa Bay region, refers to the conditions as “a big calamity.”
On September 29, she said on “ABC News Live,” “I’m afraid we’re going to be confronted with a higher number of deaths than we anticipated.” On September 29, Florida Senator Rick Scott said that “thousands of rescue operations were happening right now.”
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