Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28, 2022. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens
Ian’s death toll in Florida has risen to 72 fatalities, with 46 deaths in Lee County, where the massive storm battered the southwest part of the peninsula.
In all, there are now 12 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 Tuesday evening. However, it’s likely that more deaths will continue to be confirmed.
Charlotte – 2
Collier – 5
Hardee – 1
Hendry – 1
Hillsborough – 1
Lake – 1
Lee – 46
Manatee – 3
Martin – 1
Polk – 2
Sarasota – 4
Volusia – 5
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