At least 125 people died from Hurricane Ian after it tore through the southeastern US last week, according to CNN's tally, based on data from local and state agencies.
On Wednesday, the Florida Medical Examiners Commission reported 15 more deaths attributed to the Category 4 storm, according to a news release from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
They comprised seven deaths in Monroe County, three deaths in Putnam County, three deaths in Hendry County and one death each in Polk and Sarasota counties.
If the toll of fatalities remains at 125, it would rank Ian as the 24th deadliest hurricane in US history, according to NOAA.
The is the county breakdown of the deaths so far:
FLORIDA – 120
- Lee County: (55)
- Charlotte County: (24)
- Collier County: (8)
- Monroe County: (7)
- Volusia County: (5)
- Sarasota County: (5)
- Manatee County: (3)
- Putnam County: (3)
- Martin County: (1)
- Lake County: (1)
- Polk County: (2)
- Hendry County: (4)
- Hillsborough County: (1)
- Hardee County: (1)
NORTH CAROLINA - 5
There were five storm-related deaths, according to a news release from Gov. Roy Cooper’s office.
- Three people died in separate vehicle-related incidents on Friday, according to the release.
- One person died from carbon monoxide poisoning after running a generator in a closed garage.
- No information was provided about one death.