The death toll Hurricane Ian caused in Florida may take weeks to come to light, but the first list of confirmed deaths was released Friday night by the state’s coroner’s board. rice field.
An autopsy of 23 people aged 22 to 92 confirmed that most had drowned. Corpses were found submerged in cars, floating in floodwaters, and drowned on the beach. Most of the victims were over the age of 60. 10 he was over 70 years old. The ages of the three victims were unknown.
Most of the deaths occurred in hard-hit Lee County, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Sanibel Island.
Four people were also killed in Volusia County, which includes Daytona Beach. One of them concerned a woman who was supposedly swept out to sea by a wave.
In addition to drowning, a 38-year-old man died Wednesday in Lake County after his car hydroplaned. A 71-year-old Sarasota County man died Tuesday after falling from his roof while installing shutters. A 22-year-old woman from Manatee County died Friday after being thrown from her ATV when it overturned on a flooded road.
Officials said the tally was just the beginning. David Fierro, his coordinator for communications with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, said: