Rescuers go door to door in Florida Hurricane Ian We encountered horrific scenes, including many stranded people and at least one house with human remains completely submerged inside.
Officials are investigating the 21 deaths to see if they were related to the devastating hurricane, Florida’s emergency management chief Kevin Guthrie said at a news conference Friday morning. The death toll is expected to rise as much of Lee County, including barrier islands such as Sanibel and Captiva, are inaccessible by road, slowing the rescue process.
Guthrie said crew members found an undisclosed number of drowned people in a home in an undisclosed area of Lee County.
“Let me paint a picture for you. The water was on the roof, but a Coast Guard rescue swimmer swam into it and he was able to identify what appeared to be human remains.” He said, “We don’t know the exact number…until the water recedes and we have special facilities to get in.”
There were 25 confirmed deaths Friday afternoon. According to CNN.
Governor Ron DeSantis said officials were “fully anticipating the mortality rate from this hurricane.” He said late Thursday that rescues of at least 700 people had been completed, but it remains unclear how many are still trapped. He called the damage “indescribable.”
One fatal accident occurred in the town of New Smyrna Beach in Volusia County. Jerry Argo, 67, and his wife found themselves trapped inside their home on Thursday night as a relentless storm rolled in. While waiting for the couple to be rescued, Argo slipped inside the house and hit his head on the floor.
Unable to get up again, Argo dies as the floodwaters rush over him. according to the authoritiesHis wife Alice and two dogs survived and are now in a makeshift shelter.
In Fort Myers, a 4-month-old baby went into cardiac arrest after rolling over in an airway-blocking position. But Mariah Lane, a certified lifeguard, started her CPR and resuscitated her son, whom she named Ace, before her paramedics arrived.
“His mother…was out [of the room] “He’s cooking,” the baby’s grandfather, Richard Miller, told the Daily Beast. “And every five minutes, she checks on how he’s doing. His face was bright blue.”
Meanwhile, family neighbors band together to help each other recover and rebuild.
“If one doesn’t have it, the other will give,” said Miller. “We helped some neighbors install shutters and helped remove them. If someone doesn’t have a generator, there’s a cord running across the street from another house.” “
ian is gone widespread floodingdevastating infrastructure damage, and continued power outages after making landfall in Florida Wednesday afternoon in one of the most powerful storms in American history.
After making landfall as a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds on Thursday, Ian steadily lost power before regaining strength over the Atlantic.
The storm made a second landfall near Georgetown, South Carolina just before 2:30 pm on Friday as a Category 1 storm with winds of 85 mph.
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friday morning, National Weather Service Hurricane-strength winds are expected to hit the coasts of South Carolina and southeastern North Carolina, he said. .
Authorities have issued warnings to residents in every state in Ian’s planned path, but in lowland Charleston, South Carolina, where nine out of 10 homes are believed to be at risk. Fear of the population is particularly strong. Weak against flooding caused by storm surges.
The biblical downpours associated with Ian threaten to push river flooding in central Florida to record levels in the next few days, according to the National Hurricane Center. became impassable.