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Hurricane Ian death toll mounts to 102 in Florida, rescue teams go door-to-door looking for survivors

Hurricane Ian is rapidly claiming more and more lives with time. The rescue teams are going door to door searching for survivors as the number of death counts is increasing daily.

Hurricane Ian shook Florida to its core

  • Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida on Wednesday, September 28. It was a furious category four Hurricane that shook Florida.
  • So far, till Monday, October 4, 101 deaths have been reported, 54 of which were just from Lee County alone. Four deaths have been reported in North Carolina as well.
  • For days there has been a complete power outage, with many Floridians surviving on the street after losing their homes to Hurricane Ian.
  • Beach City Councilman Bill Veach said he lost his 90-year-old cottage as it’s currently lying in ruins. According to him, he found many pieces of his home blocks away.
  • Veach shared how it feels like an apocalyptic scene, walking around ruins.

Hurricane Ian’s aftermath, in pictures: Boats in the streets, cars in the sea

Hurricane Ian’s aftermath, in pictures: Boats in the streets, cars in the sea

Living Conditions after Hurricane Ian

  • The situation is hazardous in Florida. Sanibel Island has been completely cut off from the mainland. Fire Chief William Briscoe reported that several places are not liveable anymore with alligators running around on the streets.
  • Rescue crews have evacuated more than a thousand people from Sanibel Island. Pine Island, which was famous for its homey small-town feels and fishing and kayaking destination, is nothing but ruins now.


How are the conditions of survivors?
The hospitals in Florida are under significant pressure due to the number of people admitted in a short time.

How many lost their life due to Hurricane Ian?
The rescue missions are going on, and the numbers are very much unaccounted. As of Tuesday, at least 102 people have been reported dead in Florida – 55 of them in Lee County alone. Hurricane Ian also claimed the lives of four people in North Carolina.

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