Hurricane Ian Death Toll Jumps To 77

  • Confirmed death toll from Hurricane Ian rises to 77, with the majority in Florida’s Lee County
  • Lee County did not issue evacuation until Tuesday, where 35 deaths were reported, a day later than other nearby counties where the storm would hit the hardest
  • Most victims drowned, but one elderly couple died after losing power to their oxygen machines
  • On Saturday, Ian was dissipating as it pushed through the Carolinas toward Virginia
  • Damage estimates rise to more than $100 billion, including $63 billion in privately insured losses
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