Officials say 58 storm fatalities now confirmed in Florida

Volusia County had 5 deaths while Lake County had 1

Photos taken Friday along Dunns Creek in Putnam County after Hurricane Ian rolled through Florida. (

ORLANDO, Fla. – Officials said there are now 58 deaths attributed to Hurricane Ian, according to an update by FDLE on Sunday evening.

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Lee County had the most with 42 deaths while Volusia County had five, and Lake County had one.

  • Collier – 3
  • Hendry – 1
  • Hillsborough – 1
  • Lake – 1
  • Lee – 42
  • Manatee – 2
  • Sarasota – 3
  • Volusia – 5

The Florida District Medical Examiners report hurricane deaths to the Medical Examiners Commission following an autopsy after confirming the death is storm-related. FDLE staffs the Florida Medical Examiners Commission.

Additional updates will be provided as they come in.

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