Ian killed more Floridians than most recent major hurricanes. Its indirect death count could reach the thousands.

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Ian killed more Floridians than most recent major hurricanes. Its indirect death count could reach the thousands.

A heart attack after cleaning up debris. A missed dialysis appointment. An oxygen machine that blinked off when the power went out.

The death toll from Hurricane Ian is currently at 110 and still rising, making it the deadliest hurricane to hit Florida since 1935. Even as rescue teams pack up and return home, the number of those missing dwindling to single digits, that toll continues to climb.

The vast majority — more than 70 — of those deaths are still the drownings that occurred amidst the storm surge and flooding Ian unleashed across the state. Many died in the water that filled their homes and cars. Some were carried away by the sea.

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