Hurricane Ian leaves over 83 deaths
(MENAFN) More than 83 people have died because of Hurricane Ian, which tore through the US state of Florida this week, in line with a report issued on Sunday.
The tropical hurricane brought flooding and destruction to southwest Florida, mostly affecting Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Cape Coral.
As reported by NBC News, the figure is feared to carry on increasing.
In North Carolina, there were four storm-related demises because of Ian.
Rescue efforts stay in progress after the devastating Category 4 hurricane made landfall Wednesday.
President Joe Biden went on to declare Thursday that Hurricane Ian "could be the deadliest" in the state's history.
"This could be the deadliest hurricane in Florida's history. The numbers are still unclear, but we're hearing early reports of what may be substantial loss of life," Biden stated from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters.
This week, Biden and first lady Jill Biden might head to Florida.
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