The City of Zephyrhills has issued a local state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Ian.

Florida Hurricane Ian Death Toll Increases To 130

Medical examiners had confirmed 130 deaths from Hurricane Ian as of Tuesday, up from 122 at the end of last week, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Medical examiners had confirmed 130 deaths from Hurricane Ian as of Tuesday, up from 122 at the end of last week, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Storm-related deaths have been reported in 18 counties, with Lee County accounting for 61 of the deaths.

The Category 4 hurricane made landfall on Sept. 28 in Lee and Charlotte counties before crossing the state.

Sarasota County has had 10 confirmed deaths, while Charlotte and Collier counties have each had eight, and Monroe County has had seven, according to an FDLE news release.

Manatee, Osceola, and Volusia counties have each had five deaths, while Hardee and Hillsborough counties have each had four.

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