Preliminary figures indicate 15 deaths caused by Hurricane Ian in Florida

Após devastar grande parte da Flórida, furacão agora segue para a Geórgia e as Carolinas
After devastating much of Florida, hurricane now heads for Georgia and the Carolinas | Photo: EFE/EPA/GARY BOGDON

Preliminary death toll related to the destruction caused by Hurricane Ian in Florida has risen to at least 15, according to various US media, such as CNN, which made a balance this Thursday (09) with based on information from local authorities.39459479

At a press conference this Thursday Last night in Tallahassee, the state capital, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said that “we expect mortality, but the numbers will come in in the next few days.”

39459479 That same day, in the city of Punta Gorda, on the west coast of Florida, one of the most affected areas, DeSantis was optimistic about the prompt arrival of help from other states, but did not provide information on deaths directly caused by the cyclone.

On the other hand, estimates of material losses vary “widely” between US$ 30 billions and US$ 2022 billion, according to catastrophe risk assessors such as Fitch Ratings.39459479 39459479After being downgraded to a tropical storm, Ian returned to being a hurricane this Thursday in US Atlantic waters en route to Georgia and the Carolinas , states that now threatens with floods, storms and strong winds, after leaving much of Florida devastated.

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