Tree damage from Hurricane Ian in North Port, in Sarasota County, Florida. Sept 30, 2022. Photo taken by Mitch Perry.
Ian’s death toll in Florida has risen to 68 fatalities, with 45 deaths in Lee County, where the massive storm battered the southwest part of the peninsula.
In all, there are now eleven counties with fatalities due to Ian, according to data from Florida’s Medical Examiners Commission (MEC), which reports hurricane deaths following an autopsy and confirmation that the death is storm related.
(Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials staff the Florida Medical Examiners Commission.)
Here’s the most recent list of fatalities, based on data from the FDLE on Monday evening. However, it’s likely that more deaths will continue to be confirmed.
Charlotte – 2
Collier – 4
Hardee – 1
Hendry – 1
Hillsborough – 1
Lake – 1
Lee – 45
Manatee – 3
Polk – 2
Sarasota – 3
Volusia – 5
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