Dozens Dead as Hurricane Ian death toll continues to climb

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Authorities in South Carolina waited for daylight to assess damage from Hurricane Ian’s strike there as the remnants of one of the strongest and costliest hurricanes to ever hit the United States continued to push north. Ian was expected to move across central North Carolina on Saturday morning and reach south-central Virginia by the afternoon. Rescuers searched for survivors among the ruins of Florida’s flooded homes. For the majority of the week, the powerful storm terrorized millions of people by destroying western Cuba. It then swept across Florida from the warm Gulf of Mexico waters to the Atlantic Ocean, where it gathered enough strength to make a final assault on South Carolina.

Dozens dead as Hurricane Ian death toll continues to climb

Dozens Dead as Hurricane Ian death toll continues to climb
Dozens Dead as Hurricane Ian death toll continues to climb

Ian was anticipated to move across central North Carolina on Saturday morning and reach south-central Virginia by afternoon now that it was reduced to a post-tropical cyclone. There were at least 30 confirmed deaths, including 27 in Florida, most from drowning and others from the tragic aftermath of the storm. According to authorities, an elderly couple died when their oxygen machines stopped working and they lost power.

Meanwhile, distraught residents wade through knee-high water on Friday to load their flooded possessions onto rafts and canoes and salvage what they could from their homes.  “I want to cry and sit in the corner. Stevie Scuderi said, “I don’t know what else to do.” She was moving through her Fort Myers apartment, which was mostly destroyed. The mud in her kitchen was sticking to her purple sandals. Near Georgetown, a small town on the Winyah Bay about 60 miles (95 kilometers) north of historic Charleston, Ian’s center came ashore in South Carolina. Four piers along the coast were washed away by the storm, including two that were connected to Myrtle Beach, a popular tourist destination.

When Ian made landfall earlier this week on the Gulf Coast of Florida, the storm’s winds were significantly weaker on Friday. Residents were still trying to make sense of what they had just gone through as authorities and volunteers assessed the damage. Anthony Rivera, 25, said he had to carry his grandmother and girlfriend to the second floor during the storm by climbing through the window of his first-floor apartment. A boat was washed up next to his apartment by the storm surge as they raced to escape the rising water.

Dozens Dead as Hurricane Ian death toll continues to climb
Dozens Dead as Hurricane Ian death toll continues to climb

He stated, “That’s the scariest thing in the entire world because I can’t stop any boat.”I am not Superman. New issues persisted even though Ian has long since moved to Florida. Due to the massive amount of water swelling the Myakka River, a 14-mile (22-kilometer) section of Interstate 75 in the Port Charlotte region was closed late on Friday in both directions.

On Friday, the official death toll increased throughout the day, and authorities warned that once crews completed a more thorough sweep of the damage, it would likely rise even higher. According to Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie, the goals of the searches were emergency rescues and initial assessments. He gave an example of a submerged house. “The water was right above the roof, but a Coast Guard rescue swimmer was able to swim down into it and recognize that it appeared to be human remains. Guthrie stated, “We don’t know exactly how many.” A 68-year-old woman was swept into the ocean by a wave, and a 67-year-old man who fell into rising water inside his home while waiting for help was among the dead.

Additionally, an ATV rollover from a road washout claimed the life of a 22-year-old woman and a 71-year-old man who fell to their deaths while installing rain shutters. At the beginning of the week, three more people perished in Cuba.

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According to the disaster modeling firm Karen Clark & Co., which regularly issues flash catastrophe estimates, Hurricane Ian has likely caused “well over $100 billion” in damage, including $63 billion in privately insured losses. Ian would be at least the fourth most costly hurricane in US history if those figures are accurate. Friday, residents of the Country Club Ridge subdivision in North Point, Florida, waded through flooded streets. North Point is a suburb of Sarasota. In the ankle-deep water, John Chihil solemnly towed a canoe and another small boat. “There is hardly anything to feel. You know, it’s an act of God? He stated: You can only pray and hope for a better day tomorrow, I mean.