Florida destroyed by Hurricane Ian: at least 17 dead
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Florida destroyed by Hurricane Ian: at least 17 dead

At least 17 dead, about 2.6 million people without electricity and tens of millions of dollars in damage are the toll from Hurricane Ian transit through Florida, now also expected in Georgia and Carolina.

At least 17 deaths, about 2.6 million people without electricity and tens of millions of dollars in damage are the toll from Hurricane Ian’s transit through Florida, now on its way to Georgia and Carolina. “It could be the deadliest hurricane in the history of Florida, we hear news of substantial loss of life,” said US President Joe Biden speaking from the headquarters of Fema (US civil protection). “At times like these America unites, and will unite as one team,” he added.

Florida Governor: “Indescribable Damage”

The governor of the state, Ron DeSantis, said in a press conference that the situation in some areas is catastrophic. The damage in the port city of Fort Myers was described as “almost indescribable”. “To see a house located in the middle of Estero Bay, that building must have literally been picked up, blown up by the power of the wind and storm and deposited in a body of water,” he said.