Florida officially attributes 144 deaths to Hurricane Ian

The Florida Medical Examiners Commission announced on Friday that Hurricane Ian killed 144 people in 19 counties.

The victims include 67 in Lee County, 10 in Collier County, 10 in Sarasota County, and nine in Charlotte County, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s report.

There were seven victims in Monroe County, seven in Volusia, five in Hillsborough, five in Manatee, five in Osceola, four in Hardee, three in Orange, three in Putnam, two in Hendry, and two in Polk.

The counties with one death each were Miami-Dade, DeSoto, Lake, Martin, and St. Lucie.

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