Two days after dealing a devastating blow to Florida’s southwestern coast, Hurricane Ian made its second U.S. landfall, near Georgetown, S.C., as a much weaker storm.
Ian struck South Carolina on Friday as a Category 1 hurricane before lessening to a “post-tropical cyclone” and heading toward North Carolina.
Meanwhile, Floridians are trying to recover after water and wind caused significant damage, flattening homes, cutting off power and destroying bridges and roads. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which staffs the state’s Medical Examiners Commission, said Friday evening that the commission had attributed 23 deaths to the storm. David Fierro, a department spokesman, said that number was likely to rise as medical examiners completed more autopsies.