Scott, A Former Fla. Gov., Nosing Into Ian Evacuations

  • Scott made the statement on CNN, four days after Ian hit Florida as a Category 4 hurricane.
  • Scott said officials are “going to look and find out” why Lee County issued an evacuation order just 24 hours before the storm hit.
  • Roughly half of all storm-related deaths in Florida are reportedly in Lee County, which reported 35 fatalities on Saturday.
  • The total death toll in the state has ranged from about 48 to as high as 77.
  • Lee County, which includes Fort Myers and Cape Coral, reportedly did not issue a mandatory evacuation order until Tuesday morning for the areas expected to be hardest hit, while other counties had already issued such orders.
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