Hurricane Ian came onshore with fury destroying homes, and businesses, while it continues to hammer away at southwestern Florida before moving north through the central part of the state Wednesday.

Confirmed Hurricane Ian Deaths In Florida Reach 114

Medical examiners have confirmed 114 deaths from Hurricane Ian, with nearly half of them in Lee County, according to information released Friday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Medical examiners have confirmed 114 deaths from Hurricane Ian, with nearly half of them in Lee County, according to information released Friday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The 114 death total was up from 112 on Thursday.

Lee County, where the Category 4 storm made initial landfall on Sept. 28, has had 55 confirmed deaths, the information said.

Charlotte and Collier counties have each had eight confirmed deaths, while Sarasota and Monroe counties have each had seven.

In all, 17 counties have had deaths from the storm, which crossed through Central Florida. Deaths have been confirmed as far north as Putnam County, which has had three, according to the information.

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