The death toll from Hurricane Ian has risen to 83

The death toll from Hurricane Ian has risen to 83

MIAMI — The death toll from Hurricane Ian has hit more than 80 this Sunday as residents of Florida and the Carolinas face damage that will reach “tens of billions of dollars”, while officials face criticism for their response in the storm.

The death toll is expected to rise further as search teams continue to respond in other areas. Hundreds of individuals were rescued by emergency workers from houses and buildings hit by the disaster.

At least 85 storm-related deaths have been confirmed since Ian hit Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour (240 km per hour).

Officials in Lee County, which includes Fort Myers and Cape Coral and is on the Gulf Coast, were questioned as to whether evacuations were conducted in time.

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will head to Florida on Wednesday to assess the damage caused by the storm, the White House said Saturday. They will also visit Puerto Rico, this Monday where many individuals have endured two weeks without electricity after Hurricane Fiona hit the island.

North Carolina authorities announced that at least four individuals died in the area due to the storm.

Ian has weakened to a post-tropical cyclone. RNT/SA

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