After the passage of ‘Ian’, more than 100 dead and 391 thousand homes without electricity in Florida

The teams of search and rescue in florida doubled down to examine tens of thousands of homes and businesses on the Gulf Coast, after an initial sweep through the areas devastated by Hurricane Ian, as the death toll from ‘Ian’ exceeded 100.

The authorities have considered ‘Ian’ as one of the fiercest storms registered in the United States.

The emergency teams have surface inspections of some 45,000 properties since ‘Ian’ made landfall last Wednesday, inundating coastal communities with high waves that swept away numerous buildings, Kevin Guthrie, Florida’s director of emergency management, said during a morning briefing.

“We have been in almost every direction”he said, noting that teams had begun a more thorough search. “We think we have searched everything very quickly. Now we’re going back for a second look.”

He added: “I’m not saying we’re not going to find anyone else. We can find other people“.

have been confirmed at least 103 storm-related deaths in the US since Ian made landfall in the US. US at catastrophic strength as a Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour (240 kph).

Florida accounted for most of the deaths, with 78 accounted for by sheriff’s offices in the adjoining coastal jurisdictions of Lee and Charlotte counties, which were hardest hit by the storm at landfall, and 21 more deaths reported by state officials from nine other counties.

North Carolina authorities have said at least four people have died there.

Lee County officials, encompassing the most affected communities of Sanibel Island, Fort Myers and Cape Coralresponded to questions about whether they waited too long to order evacuations as the hurricane approached.

Near 391,000 homes and businesses were still without power in Florida on Tuesday, five days after Hurricane Ian hit the state.

Utilities have restored service to most customers affected by the storm. ‘Ian’ cut power to more than 4 million customers in Florida and more than 1.1 million in North Carolina and South Carolina.

The number of people who are still in evacuation shelters it was not immediately known, he said, adding that many people have returned home or moved in with family or friends.

Some displaced residents will be housed in Federal Emergency Management Agency trailers or given vouchers to stay in hotels and motels, officials said Monday.

As of Monday, 46 of the 59 school districts that had closed before the storm had reopened, with most of the rest expected to reopen by the end of the week.