florida, The death toll from Hurricane Ian has risen to more than 70 in Florida and North Carolina. Of these, 45 suspicious deaths have been reported in Florida alone. Storm Ian entered the US state of South Carolina on Friday after wreaking havoc in Florida on Wednesday and Thursday. It then moved to south-central Virginia on Saturday.
This information has been given by NCB News on Sunday based on official statistics and its own report. NBC said Saturday that the death toll from the storm had reached 77 and could rise. US media said on Friday that there are at least 45 suspected deaths from Hurricane Ian in Florida.
Kevin Guthrie, director of emergency management in Florida, said that one death from Hurricane Ian has been confirmed in the state while 20 unconfirmed deaths are under investigation. At least 1,100 people have been rescued since Ian made landfall in Florida on Wednesday, according to Florida Governor Ron Densetis. Many people have also gone missing due to the storm.
Due to the storm, 19 lakh people of the state are forced to live in the dark. According to US media, more than two lakh power cuts were reported in South Carolina and more than 1.38 lakh in North Carolina on Friday. US President Jay Biden declared a state of emergency in South Carolina and said Hurricane Ian could be the deadliest storm in Florida’s history.HS1MS