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In its wake, Ian left a path of devastation in Florida — though much of the state is still making sense of the exact toll after rescue missions began Thursday. In an evening briefing, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said “we absolutely expect to have mortality from this hurricane,” but stressed such tolls remain unconfirmed and would become “apparent over the coming days.” There had been more than 700 confirmed rescues thus far, he added.