Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday afternoon that more than 1.1 million electric customers had lost power because of Hurricane Ian — and the number is expected to grow.

Hurricane Ian Death Toll Up To 148 In Florida

Medical examiners have confirmed two more deaths from Hurricane Ian, with the toll continuing to increase in hard-hit Lee County, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Hurricane Ian (TFP File Photo)

Medical examiners have confirmed two more deaths from Hurricane Ian, with the toll continuing to increase in hard-hit Lee County, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The agency said in a news release Tuesday that 148 deaths from Ian have been confirmed, up from 146 in a report Friday.

Both of the additional deaths were in Lee County, where 71 deaths have been confirmed.

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

In all, Ian-related deaths have been confirmed in 19 counties. Collier and Sarasota counties have each had 10 deaths, while Charlotte County has had nine, and Monroe County and Volusia County have each had seven, according to the news release.

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