Hurricane Ian: Death toll reaches 100, maximum in Florida


Tallahassee: The death toll from Hurricane Ian climbed into the triple digits on Thursday. The number of recorded storm-related deaths has risen to at least 101 in the eight days since the storm made landfall in southwest Florida. Of the total deaths, 98 were in Florida, according to reports from the Florida Medical Examiners Commission. Other storm deaths include five in North Carolina, three in Cuba and one in Virginia.

Ian made landfall in Florida’s Gulf Coast on September 28, after hitting Cuba the previous day. The storm swept northeast, crossed Florida and entered the Atlantic, before making landfall again in South Carolina before penetrating the mid-Atlantic states.

Ian is the second deadliest storm to hit the mainland United States in the 21st century, after Hurricane Katrina, which killed approximately 1,800 people in 2005. The deadliest hurricane to ever hit the US was the Great Galveston Hurricane in 1900, killing as many as 8,000 people.





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