–Deaths are tiny vs Pakistan floods last month, where 1,500 people died. (USA is most to blame for the global climate crisis, with only 4% of the world’s population)
Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2022
By Mathew Carr with reports
Oct. 6: ABC on storm Ian: 125 dead (confusion about the number recorded in the Carolinas?)
ABC: At least 120 people in Florida have died due to Hurricane Ian, according to local officials, as the death toll continues to climb a week after the powerful storm slammed into the state’s southwestern coast.
Five additional people were also reported dead due to the storm in North Carolina [CarrZee: or South Carolina?], according to the governor’s office.
The Category 4 storm made landfall in Florida the afternoon of Sept. 28, causing catastrophic damage, fierce winds and dangerous, record-breaking storm surges.
Earlier, Oct. 5
ABC: (100 in Florida, 5 in South Carolina)
BBC: 100 Dead
Oct. 4, 2022: The death toll from Hurricane Ian has reportedly risen to nearly 100 in Florida as rescue personnel continue to search for survivors.
Officials in the US state have come under fire as critics allege residents in some hard-hit areas did not receive enough advance warning to evacuate.
More than half of the deaths recorded are in Lee County, where Ian made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane.
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Back in forida, questions being asked about whether evacuation orders were made early enough in some areas. Some orders were not made until Tuesday instead of Monday (a week ago).
(Reuters) Oct. 3, 2022 – An estimated 628,285 homes and businesses were still without power in Florida early on Monday after Hurricane Ian crashed across the state last week, knocking power out for more than 3.5 million customers.
More than 80 storm-related deaths have been confirmed since Ian crashed ashore Florida’s Gulf Coast with catastrophic force on Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour (240 km per hour).
According to an NBC News count of reports from officials, there have been 34 deaths in Florida.
Most have drowned. Not all of the 34 have been linked definitively to Ian.
Fatal impact: Atleast 19 people have been reported dead so far due to the storm. Search and rescue efforts are underway in the worst-hit areas of Florida.
Photo snip of Sky video