As the days go by, the tragedy adds more drama; In counting the damage after the devastating passage of Hurricane Ian, the images continue to show destroyed bridges, flooded areas and an increasingly long list of dead.
Amid the devastation, the death toll is rising. According to the count released by CBS News, there are at least 108 people who have died from the storm, 104 in Florida and another 4 in North Carolina.
Governor DeSantis Delivers an Update on Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers https://t.co/oSMjj82OsI— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) October 4, 2022
Most of the deaths confirmed by Ian are concentrated in Lee County, where this Tuesday his sheriff, Carmine Marceno, pointed out that so far there are 55 deaths in this demarcation, 46 of which have already been identified.
It is in that county that the largest number of people without electricity is also concentrated, almost 215,000 of the total of more than 413,000 in the entire state, with areas such as Pine Island that will be like this for a month, Karen Ryan, a spokeswoman, told CNN. of the company Lee County Electric Cooperative, one of the firms that provide energy.
The state governor, Ron DeSantis, said that in DeSoto and Charlotte counties just over 50% of subscribers are still without supply and that part of the more than 42,000 workers who have been displaced to this state are working tirelessly to restore power.
.@MyFDOT begins work assisting Lee County to accelerate work to rebuild their community and provide temporary access to Pine Island. Our goal is for residents and first responders to have drivable access within 7 days. https://t.co/J16BKx1vT6 pic.twitter.com/ilIvEP0Fw3— FLORIDA DOT (@MyFDOT) October 3, 2022
Meanwhile, about 130 Florida Department of Transportation trucks began work on building a temporary bridge to Pine Island on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Gov. Ron DeSantis said a similar temporary bridge is planned for nearby Sanibel, but it will take a bit longer.