Death toll from Hurricane Ian expected to rise
Death toll from Hurricane Ian is expected to rise as search-and-rescue continues
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The death toll from Hurricane Ian is expected to rise after the storm tore a destructive path through Florida.
As of Sunday, the death toll was recorded in Florida and North Carolina authorities confirm 87 people have died according to a tally by state officials and NBC News.
Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida last Wednesday as a category 4 storm and then hit the Carolinas as a category 1.
With rescue efforts ongoing and flood water receding in places littered with wrecked homes, officials are warning that the death toll could still rise.
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