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Hurricane Ian surpasses 100 as cleanup continues – Axios

The loss of life toll from Hurricane Ian surpassed 100 on Thursday, as Floridians continued to return dwelling to the devastation left behind.

The massive image: The storm-related loss of life rely reached not less than 101, eight days after Ian pummeled Florida’s western coast earlier than barreling by way of the Carolinas.

  • Of these killed, 98 had been in Florida, 5 had been in North Carolina, three in Cuba and one in Virginia, per AP.
  • Most of those that died in Florida drowned because of the storm surge that Ian triggered, in response to the state’s Medical Examiners Fee.

The place it stands: Hurricane Ian is now the second-deadliest storm to strike the mainland U.S. within the twenty first century, AP notes.

  • It is second to Hurricane Katrina, which killed greater than 1,800 individuals in 2005.
  • Ian can also be Florida’s deadliest hurricane since 1935.

State of affairs report: The harmful storm surge brought on properties and different constructions to flood, and washed away roads and bridges.

  • Greater than 1,000 crew members continued search and rescue operations Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis stated in an emailed assertion.
  • Though energy has be restored to over 2.4 million individuals, some 210,770 remained with out it as of Thursday afternoon, he added.
  • Particles elimination has begun within the state, most closely targeted in southwest Florida.

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