Ian lashes South Carolina as Florida’s death toll climb

This photo provided by the Myrtle Beach Fire Dept., crews respond to rescue people who were trapped on the second floor due to flooding caused by Hurricane Ian, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Myrtle Beach Fire Dept. via AP)

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A revived Hurricane Ian has pounded coastal South Carolina after causing catastrophic damage in Florida.

The storm washed away parts of piers and flooded streets in parts of South Carolina.

The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Ian rose to 17 as Florida authorities confirmed several drowning deaths and other fatalities.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Friday that the deaths included a 22-year-old woman ejected in an ATV rollover because of a road washout.

Many other deaths were drownings, including that of a 68-year-old woman swept into the ocean by a wave. Authorities expect the death toll to still rise substantially.

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