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.

Hurricane Ian Death Toll Reaches 134 In Florida

Medical examiners have confirmed 134 deaths from Hurricane Ian, as the toll from the September storm continues to gradually increase, according to numbers released Thursday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Medical examiners have confirmed 134 deaths from Hurricane Ian, as the toll from the September storm continues to gradually increase, according to numbers released Thursday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The largest number of confirmed deaths, 61, was in Lee County, where the Category 4 hurricane made initial landfall on Sept. 28 before crossing the state.

Sarasota County had the next-highest total, with 10 deaths, followed by nine in Collier County and eight in Charlotte County.

Monroe County has had seven confirmed deaths, while Manatee, Osceola, and Volusia counties each have had five.

In all, storm-related deaths have been confirmed in 19 counties. Thursday’s total was up from 130 confirmed deaths on Nov. 1.

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