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Hurricane Ian death toll: 68 fatalities in 11 counties in FL

By: - October 3, 2022 8:31 pm

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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Diane Rado
Diane Rado

Diane Rado has covered state and local government and public schools in six states over some 30 years, focusing on policy and investigative stories as well as legislative and political reporting. She is married to a journalist and has three adult children.