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Hurricane Ian deaths in Florida rise to 92, medical examiner says

Twelve of those deaths are in the Tampa Bay region.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — There are now 92 deaths connected to Hurricane Ian in Florida, the state's district medical examiners reported Thursday.

It's a small rise from Wednesday as three more people were reported dead since the hurricane rocked the southwest Florida coast leaving behind a devastating path. 

In the Tampa Bay region, there are a total of 12 reported deaths.

The highest number of deaths confirmed is in Lee County as 50 people were reported to have lost their life due to the storm, authorities say. Cities that were heavily impacted by the hurricane within the county include Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Sanibel Island.

Monroe County has the second most reported deaths as seven people lost their life in that area, according to the medical examiners.

  • Charlotte – 2
  • Collier – 5
  • Hardee – 4
  • Hendry – 1
  • Hillsborough – 1
  • Lake – 1
  • Lee – 50
  • Manatee – 3
  • Martin – 1
  • Monroe – 7
  • Osceola – 1
  • Polk – 2
  • Putnam – 3
  • Sarasota – 6
  • Volusia – 5

Here are resources and databases to report missing people, find disaster relief and get the latest announcements on state response.

  • Missing.fl.govThis site is for reporting that someone is missing. While many Floridians were able to evacuate safely, some decided or were forced to shelter in place.
  • Safe.fl.gov: This page is for reporting that someone has been found and is safe.
  • Floridadisaster.org: Floridians will be able to find announcements on the state's response to Ian while also finding disaster relief assistance to sign up for.

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