went up to 73 the death toll in the state of Florida after Hurricane Ian on Wednesday (28), according to official data obtained by the local press.
In the United States, Florida accounts for most of the deaths, but Ian caused damage and deaths also in North and South Carolina and Virginia.
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North Carolina officials said at least four people were killed there. No deaths were immediately reported in South Carolina.
The US National Hurricane Center said additional heavy rain could hit parts of West Virginia and western Maryland through Sunday morning.
Before reaching North America, the hurricane passed through Cuba and Puerto Rico, where hundreds of thousands of people are still without power.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will visit Puerto Rico on Monday and then head to Florida on Wednesday to assess the damage caused by the hurricane, the White House said in a statement. communicated.
Destroyed house in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, on September 30, 2022, after the passage of Hurricane Ian (Photo: Giorgio VIERA / AFP)