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Hurricane Ian latest updates: one million Florida residents lose power as storm rips through state

Added 09-28-22 07:09:01pm EST - “Charlotte and Lee counties hardest hit after storm makes landfall along the south-western coast with winds close to 150mph” - Theguardian.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theguardian.com: “Hurricane Ian latest updates: one million Florida residents lose power as storm rips through state”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Charlotte and Lee counties hardest hit after storm makes landfall along the south-western coast with winds close to 150mph

Curfews were issued for the coastal communities in Collier county and Fort Myers, starting this evening.

The governor also warned that people should remain indoors, even after the worst of the storm appears t have passed – as many fatalities occur in the aftermath of hurricanes, due to downed power lines and issues with generators.

“In Hurricane Irma, there were seven fatalities directly because of the storm, and there were 77 that were a result of post-storm,” he said.

Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis said that the storm’s impacts are widespread, even in places far from where it made landfall.

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