Hurricane Ian death toll continues to climb in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Officials said as of Tuesday morning, more than 100 people have died from Hurricane Ian.


At least 103 people in Florida and North Carolina died because of the storm.

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More than half of those victims, at least 54 people, died in Lee County, where Ian made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm.

Officials in the southwestern part of the state are being questioned about whether evacuation orders should have been issued sooner.

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Meanwhile, the urgent search for survivors is still underway.

Officials in Southwest Florida said they do not know how many people could be missing.

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In parts of Central Florida, the biggest issue people are facing is historic flooding.

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