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Hurricane Ian Death Toll Rises to 131

HeadlineOct 07, 2022

The death toll from Hurricane Ian has reached 131, with most of the victims in Florida, making Ian second only to Hurricane Katrina among the deadliest storms to hit the mainland U.S. this century. On Thursday, an analysis published by the group CoreLogic estimated total flood and wind losses from Hurricane Ian at up to $70 billion. The Florida Power & Light Company says it has restored power to over 2.1 million customers, with fewer than 100,000 customers in the hardest-hit areas still remaining in the dark. Meanwhile, some 82,000 homes and businesses in Puerto Rico still lacked power on Thursday, more than two weeks after Hurricane Fiona collapsed the island’s fragile electrical grid.

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