The tragic death toll continues to rise from one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the United States, with the death toll topping 100.
American media, including CNN, reported on Monday that more than 100 people were killed in Florida and North Carolina after Hurricane Ian, although the official death toll still stands at 72. Of those, 68 are in the former state. .
There have been 54 deaths in Lee County alone, and state and local officials have come under fire for not issuing evacuation orders sooner.
Florida was still assessing his injuries yesterday, including property damage caused by Ian. It was one of the strongest hurricanes in modern US history.
Democratic President Joe Biden will visit the state after Puerto Rico on Wednesday. They may find themselves in a very precarious position in terms of state government support as well as politically.
Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSandis is among Biden’s fiercest critics.
Amid escalating political tensions in the United States as midterm elections approach in November, it was unclear yesterday whether the two will be together during the presidential visit.