Ian leaves dozens dead as focus turns to rescue, recovery

  • Dozens of Florida residents left their flooded and splintered homes by boat and by air on Saturday as rescuers continued to search for survivors in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
  • The death toll from the storm, one of the strongest hurricanes by wind speed to ever hit the U.S., grew to more than four dozen, with 47 deaths confirmed in Florida, four in North Carolina and three in Cuba.

Hurricane Ian Death Toll Rises to 35 in Lee County, Florida Officials Say

Around 35 people had been confirmed dead in Lee County by Saturday, October 1, officials said, after Hurricane Ian caused major devastation in Florida.In a video posted to Facebook, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno provided an updated death toll and said emergency efforts were continuing.“Today, we’ve had over 600 to 700 rescues of people that are in need during this difficult time,” Marceno said, “With about 35 deaths, unfortunately.”Marceno said he was working to release information about those killed and but said the sheriff’s office was following a lengthy process of notifying next of kin. Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful
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