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Sheriff: Death Toll In "Hundreds" In Lee County, FL During Hurricane Ian

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  • The Lee County Sheriff said the death toll is in the "hundreds" from Hurricane Ian.
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  • paul may
    paul may Month ago +66

    I lost my house in 92 in hurricane Andrew. I remember hearing neighbors and other people saying ahhhhh I’m staying here. We will be fine. When I got into homestead (I fled the storm using common sense) the same people were on their knees just petrified from what they just endured. If you have the capability to leave during a hurricane, I would say, do it.

    • Daniel Wymer
      Daniel Wymer Month ago

      @paul may I had a friend that went to Miami or Homestead I mean, to do drywall work after hurricane Andrew, he said he counted 400 body bags full of migrant workers right next-door to where he was working, They were all stacked up outside waiting for a freezer truck I guess

    • N
      N Month ago

      Yes! Evacuate! Climate change is real and it is messing up everything that we once knew. Let's focus on climate change. It is our job to tell everyone that hurricanes of yesteryear are no more. A hurricane can be a category 3then become an almost category 5 in 12 or more hours. I am a child of the seas. Realize that these are new seas.

    • paul may
      paul may Month ago

      @Felicity the migrant illegal farm workers were not included to the public count. It wasn’t 7,000 but it was way more than the 59 that they claimed. I talked to a truck driver who was commandeered to fill his refrigerated trailer with bodies.

    • Felicity
      Felicity Month ago

      I read that over 7000 bodies were recovered after hurricane Andrew, and it was covered up by authorities. They probably didn't want to admit that proper warnings were not made and procedures were not in place to save these people. Same thing with the deadly Joplin tornadoes, the death count was grossly understated.

    • Sara Helton
      Sara Helton Month ago +1

      I’ve lived in areas my whole life that have hurricanes that are usually followed by some flooding. I lived through Hugo, Andrew, Katrina, Floyd, Charlie, Florence, watched Sandy on TV, and then 3 storms over the past 6 years that had *heavy* flooding in my area. Everytime we’re (the public) are told “GO NOW OR DIE!” the storm will wobble and ultimately weaken. After this happens enough- 3or4 times- you become a little numb and a lotta skeptical to the warnings and hysteria. And then *BOOM*
      a storm like Sandy. Like Ian, and add the unreliable US Weather Service models (European Service has WAY more accurate models) that are used by most outlets and followed by most Americans and you have a horrific recipe for catastrophe. Again. And again.
      Sorry but this is something I started noticing about 20 years ago and sorta followed when I could and it’s astonishing how INcorrect the US models are compared to the European models and compared to what actually happened. mind boggling imo.
      Whew 😅 thanks.

  • Stormchaser85
    Stormchaser85 Month ago +100

    That's rare for Florida. Hurricane deaths are usually sparce, especially in hurricane country. My heart goes out to the families who woke up today without their loved ones. I also hope there's people alive that are simply presumed dead. Maybe hiding in the rafters of the attics of some of those homes. No one really was expecting it too be this bad. The night before landfall, I'm calling foul on just about every meteorologist. At 11pm the night before, the eye of Ian underwent a replacement cycle. It looked a bit disorganized and the untrained eye would see a weakening hurricane. Meteorologists were quick to claim that was the beginning of a weakening trend the models had been hinting at for many days. Wake up 8 hours later to almost a Cat 5 bearing down. I'll admit, the models really did show only a Cat 1 or weak 2 at best the day before. Once again proving hurricane guidance is not seeing ALL the variables that shape, build and direct these monsters and how there's plenty of room for improvement. If steering flow forecasts are off by just 1° or 1 to 2mph, over just a 100 mile path, can equate to a vastly different landfall location. Hence why Tampa Bay was spared being destroyed as predicted just a few hours before. We aren't done with Ian. The Carolinas, Maryland and Virginia is in for 6 to as much as 10 inches of rain and gusty winds over a large portion of the area. Never underestimate a heavy rain event while a tropical system is involved. Ian will be with us til atleast Monday if not longer. Stay safe everyone.

    • Alex ylang
      Alex ylang Month ago +1

      @Stormchaser85 thanks, unfortunately I'm sure there will be . 🙏🏻

    • Stormchaser85
      Stormchaser85 Month ago +1

      @Alex ylang Up to 70 confirmed. It'll be far more.

    • Alex ylang
      Alex ylang Month ago

      @Ankit I'm sure it'll be a completely different # when all is said and done and yes I agree with the missing/ never found. My point was that early yesterday the lying msm was telling everyone "hundreds" were dead. They had no clue,how could they have? Yet there they were creating more fear porn and lies. Seems it's what they've always done best. Btw the headline on this reads"Sheriff: DEATH TOLL IN HUNDREDS 8N LEE COUNTY,FL DURING HURRICANE IAN"

    • Ankit
      Ankit Month ago

      @Alex ylang Official count isn't anywhere close to the real number. If bodies are not found, they are reported missing, not dead. And most bodies will never be found because they are hidden underwater or somewhere now. Read the full headlines: "21 reported dead and thousands are unaccounted for".

    • Alex ylang
      Alex ylang Month ago

      This guy and station are lying! Official count as of this morning is 21.

  • Caridad Revilla
    Caridad Revilla Month ago +245

    I have in FL all my life and never have heard of that many people passing during a hurricane. I believe the flooding was the main factor. Very very sad news this morning.

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 Month ago

      @Vernon Grunter no idea what your talking about…….but then again you probably have no idea either. 😂

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 Month ago

      @RENEE R fake news mr drama king

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 Month ago

      @RENEE R fake story, try again

    • Vernon Grunter
      Vernon Grunter Month ago

      @LYNN5 Ridiculous.

    • Jamie Joy
      Jamie Joy Month ago

      @Ed Riley no one can go in and count the bodies it is flooded. If you live in a house and it floods eight feet you have drowned.

  • Kevin Mann
    Kevin Mann Month ago +132

    Its very sad that people don't take these storms serious enough to get out of its path. I watched 3 young men on a pier camera in Fort Myers playing in the water as the storm was pushing waves onto the beach pretty violently. Sad to think those 3 probably are among them. :-(

    • Sadee Wingfield
      Sadee Wingfield Month ago

      Some people can’t afford to leave

    • 2A Michael J
      2A Michael J Month ago

      @Linda Minaga I didn't mean any disrespect by it. Just the term media and society uses.

    • Linda Minaga
      Linda Minaga Month ago

      @2A Michael J WE ARE NOT "baby boomers". WE ARE WAR BABIES and proud to say my Father was at the Battle of the Bulge. Injured but Lived. I followed in his Footsteps in the Vietnam War. You see, being a War Baby is an HONOR. It means our Fathers Survived.

    • Kevin Mann
      Kevin Mann Month ago

      @Selene Martinez Please clarify, Which part do you feel is completely incorrect?

    • THE PONG LENIS
      THE PONG LENIS Month ago

      @Princess of the Cape If it doesn't impact me or my immediate family members then I don't concern myself with it.

  • Debbie Pendleton
    Debbie Pendleton Month ago +21

    Prayers for the families who have lost loved ones. Prayers for healing and strength at this time. This is a sad day in America.

  • Lisa Tesio
    Lisa Tesio Month ago +361

    Good anchor. Very thoughtful and compassionate.

    • CJ
      CJ Month ago

      @Brian Saben Brian is just another sucker. Believe what I'm telling you. You must

    • Kelly Wilson
      Kelly Wilson Month ago

      @DON OJO MUSIC first of all, it's not about his feelings, his job is to report the news, and he clearly did not do that.

    • DON OJO MUSIC
      DON OJO MUSIC Month ago

      @Kelly Wilson so you wanted him to sound skeptical? I’m honestly trying to figure out what exactly you wanted a news anchor to sound like when he’s reporting on a hurricane with projected deaths…send me a link please.

    • Brian Saben
      Brian Saben Month ago

      @CJ For a hate filled troll, you have a fragile ego. Small penis? 😂😂😂

    • CJ
      CJ Month ago +1

      @Jim Beam You apparently don't know much about meteorology, do you? That's a ridiculous statement you just made. Who's patting themselves on their backs?? You can't be serious. "low and behold" forecasting the strength of hurricane is much more difficult than forecasting the path. The models come up with the path and strength, not people you weirdo.

  • Ninja Dog
    Ninja Dog Month ago +72

    Unfortunately, there are some people who cannot evacuate due to circumstances beyond control. I am such a person here in NW Florida. If this beast had come here, I have no choice but to ride it out, because I have to take care of someone who cannot be evacuated. God speed to these people in SW Florida. It's time to get to work.

    • Calig St. Calig
      Calig St. Calig Month ago

      @Elaine Jonas Not everyone gets to choose the state they live in, you privileged ass. Some people are born and raised in a state and never make enough money to get out. JFC you're dim.

    • Sadee Wingfield
      Sadee Wingfield Month ago

      @Princess of the Cape too bad your parents didn’t choose something other than birthing you

    • Sadee Wingfield
      Sadee Wingfield Month ago

      @Elaine Jonas you are a closed minded idiot, your comments are not helping the situation at all just keep your stupid comments to yourself

    • Elaine Jonas
      Elaine Jonas Month ago

      @girl anonymous lmfao no

    • girl anonymous
      girl anonymous Month ago

      @Elaine Jonas log off.

  • V
    V Month ago +7

    To those who are unfamiliar with the area, matlacha is a very small island off the coast of Cape Coral, they’re connected by 1
    Bridge, my sister chose to stay on matlacha and it extremely traumatized, she was rescued by boat this morning and were thankful she is alive, however devastatingly she watched 2 of her neighbors get on a boat as the eye was passing matlacha (they thought the storm was over and it was safe to flee, no one had internet to make sure) she watched her neighbors disappear into the distance and just minutes later the eye had passed and the eye wall was hitting matlacha 3x as hard as it was before, we do not believe the 2 men made it alive

    • Lisa Nunez
      Lisa Nunez Month ago +1

      V , 😭😭😭 as I am watching these videos and listening to the weather news I find myself crying. I can't imagine the heartbreak these people are going through. I am a praying woman and believe that God hears our prayers and will provide because He is Sovereign and Loving Father. May you receive the comfort and peace for your soul 🙏💖

  • Betty Worley
    Betty Worley Month ago +155

    So heartbreaking that so many had no place to go or financially could not leave, rest in peace 💔

    • Martha Sasinoski
      Martha Sasinoski Month ago

      @LYNN5 You do realize that California and New York pays some of the highest in taxes to fund some of the poorest states welfare programs don't you? I live in neither of those states, but I do understand what they contribute. Why all the hate for these states? Weren't your earlier comments (in bold letters no less ) all about free stuff? I really am confused? Anyways,
      As far as your great leader, uh no...I was agreeing with most of your points until you threw that one out.

    • Martha Sasinoski
      Martha Sasinoski Month ago

      @LYNN5 I'm confused, what dose being a democrat have to do with this? From most of your comments you sound liberal. Am I missing something? Not wanting to argue, just confused?

    • Martha Sasinoski
      Martha Sasinoski Month ago

      @My Life I believe you, It's just so very sad. Our seniors deserve better. It seems like they were essentially left to their own devices. This falls at the feet of the elected officials that run the state. Shame on them, they know who their constituents are.

    • Martha Sasinoski
      Martha Sasinoski Month ago

      @Noah Bird And sadly because of that many people died. I'm sure you're correct, at least about the elderly not wanting to leave. Some elderly people get set in their ways and don't want to leave their homes, no matter what catastrophe is coming their way. Maybe they feel if they're going to go, then they'll let the good lord take them. I'm sure you can find any neighbors that lived near them will tell you that they told them to leave, maybe even begged them to come with them, but in the end they chose to stay instead. Maybe other people felt the same way, it's not for me to judge. My thoughts are with all of those who lost so much...

    • david stick
      david stick Month ago

      So many think I am from California. I live in Kentucky. It is just I have a higher expectation of my public services than most trolling me. Bottomline....this is the new normal. You can accept it and do something about it....or you can keep in denial and do nothing and beg the Federal Govt to build you back again and again and again and again. Hurricanes have been around forever. Learn why they have greater impact today than historical events....then confront me. Let me give you a clue....you built on the land that used to buffer against storm surge. Who's fault is that? So why should people smart enough to understand why this is an issue....pay for the stupidity of those that don't care?

  • onei jike
    onei jike Month ago +1

    I'm sorry for all my fellow Floridans hurt by this. Keep up your strength we are almost thru it

  • Sara Helton
    Sara Helton Month ago +3

    You can hear and see his real pain.
    It must be so hard to report on this after you all but begged people to leave…

  • Yvonne Johnson
    Yvonne Johnson Month ago +102

    😢😢😢😢 wasn't expecting to hear this at all this morning...Knew there would be catastrophic flooding because of the size of Ian but so much death I'm numb...with tears in my eyes my thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends...may they R.I.P💔💔

    • Melanin Duh
      Melanin Duh Month ago

      @N R They Shouldn't Be Asking For Citizenship.....If You're Already Here

    • Cloudie 9 Druoid
      Cloudie 9 Druoid Month ago

      @Gary Strauss lol you are mistaking Biden for trump. Trump is the one who reluctantly helped states in crises if they were blue states. Biden is nothing like Trump. We will continue to see how Desatan manages the aftermath, his job is not what he does best, telling ppl to leave!!!

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago Month ago

      Black people news man is definitely trustworthy. 😆😅🤣✊🏿

    • Martha Sasinoski
      Martha Sasinoski Month ago

      @Gary Strauss Maybe Donny will drive over and throw some paper towels to you?... I believe, no scratch that, I know that I saw President Biden speaking about the hurricane before it hit Florida. He did say that Florida has the full support of government resources, even Disantis repeated it. I would keep and eye on that governor of yours, I really hope he does use all of that government aide on the people who truly need It?

    • Sirius Star
      Sirius Star Month ago

      @Cloudie 9 Druoid You nasty subhuman Cretan , Biden was doing just that under the cover of darkness for months before DeSantis where were you then , disgusting, also Biden is now and has for a year helped to finance the war in Ukraine buy spending ONE HUNDRED TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS per day of taxpayers dollars, and what about the BILLIONS worth of Military armaments left in Afghanistan in the hands of people that hate Americans ,and want to see this country destroyed ,not to mention leaving our citizens and allies to fend for themselves. Why in the flipping should the southern and border states have to deal alone with the influx of people trespassing into this country Its Biden responsibility to enforce the laws of this country that he has failed miserably,. And if you voted for him you bare part of the blame that our country is in this huge mess . Sham on you . Everyone is allowed to be stupid once in a while but you have clearly abused the privilege , you really should expand your “NEWS intake sources.

  • Adlih Kristopher
    Adlih Kristopher Month ago +24

    My prayers are with everyone affected by hurricane 🌀Ian stay safe y'all ❤love from the islands 🏝🙏

    • Crecencio Gonzalez
      Crecencio Gonzalez Month ago

      The days of Noah
      Are near but millions
      Are blind serving the world
      Forgot a ??????👀👀👀👀👀👀👀

  • Chris Valen
    Chris Valen Month ago +1

    I'm sorry for all my fellow Floridans hurt by this. Keep up your strength we are almost thru it

  • Just C
    Just C Month ago +9

    Very sad for all the lives lost. Prayers for Florida 🙏🏻 please take evacuation orders serious.

  • SharonLynn
    SharonLynn Month ago +5

    My heart aches for all. I’m so sorry 😢 My prayers are constant.

  • Sean Crespo
    Sean Crespo Month ago +8

    We have a good family friend who lives in Fort Myers. We haven't heard from him since yesterday; I really hope that he's alright and not the worst case scenario

  • The Real Mega Bros
    The Real Mega Bros Month ago +9

    Omg all my prayers going out to everyone in the path. Horrifying. Stay safe everyone please. ✌🏾

  • ruby greby
    ruby greby Month ago +18

    May God comfort those who lost loved ones. ❤️🙏 Hurricanes, like tornadoes, typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcano eruptions, & other natural disasters appear to be less predictable than we thought. You can't rely totally on the meteorologist or the newscaster to make your decision to evacuate or not, as the storm can make changes last minute all on its own. It seems that Tampa got spared last minute & that Fort Meyers & other cities got pummeled instead.

    • Sheryl777
      Sheryl777 Month ago

      @Me I'm sure you can prove that there is no God, just like you would ask someone who believed in God to prove that there is.

    • Doobly
      Doobly Month ago

      You mean your imaginary friend that created all this? how lame can you be?? so brainwashed to say may "gawd"comfort??

    • Me
      Me Month ago +5

      There is no god. Try living in this century.

  • Starkey Farmstead
    Starkey Farmstead Month ago +73

    Our son is in Lee County as a National Guardsmen. They were stationed in Fort Myers. I spoke to him last night nothing so far. I am heartbroken for Florida and for our guardsmen as they begin moving into those areas to help rescue and recover.

    • Angie Vick
      Angie Vick Month ago +1

      Your son is brave but these people are puting him in harms way by choosing not to listen to the governor order and go get free shelter with warm coffee and donuts.

    • allthetime
      allthetime Month ago

      u wanna a cookie🍪

    • charlene evans
      charlene evans Month ago

      @Bob R just ignore them, showing their own racism

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago Month ago +2

      @charlene evans
      Don't be racist.

    • charlene evans
      charlene evans Month ago

      @Bobby Drago no such thing as a cat 73

  • jacqueline santelises
    jacqueline santelises Month ago +6

    OMG. I am so sorry for the family that has lost a love one. Today my prayers are for them.

  • Andy Appley
    Andy Appley Month ago +1

    My thoughts are with everyone affected. I am in the U.K,but have 2 friends living in Ft Myers,so truly hope they are ok. Prayers to you all. Xx

  • 👻THE REEL JOKER👻

    Prayers for everyone in Florida🙏 can't imagine what they're going thru❤️‍🔥

  • Renee Moreno
    Renee Moreno Month ago +58

    Very well presented with calm and truth. Many retirees live in that area...I'm sure there will be many stories if disheartening news.

  • Sharon USA
    Sharon USA Month ago

    Love and prayers to ask of the families adversely affected by storm Ian 🙏 😢

  • loiny zen
    loiny zen Month ago

    I'm sorry for all my fellow Floridans hurt by this. Keep up your strength we are almost thru it

  • Glenn L
    Glenn L Month ago +8

    I really need some confirmation before I can believe that such a large number of people died. What were the circumstances? Did they drown?
    I only live about 100 miles from there and I didn’t even lose power! I hope this report isn’t true.

    • Jewel Weed
      Jewel Weed Month ago +1

      Right! They haven't actually found this many dead yet.

  • The Reapings
    The Reapings Month ago +6

    The whole time last night I was thinking how peaceful it was and that disaster is happening elsewhere it's crazy to think about and the fact that there were hundreds of casualties scares me. I hope everything gets better for the ones who lost anyone and everything during Ian.

  • tiffanyr521
    tiffanyr521 Month ago +1

    I lived in Cape Coral when I was a kid and it was such a beautiful small town. Our neighborhood was surrounded by canals. This is heart breaking. 😢

  • Lynn Begley
    Lynn Begley Month ago +23

    This was realistically a Cat 5
    That came on top Florida .
    Even Central Florida got slammed where flooding occured 2 stories high . smh. Really sad . light & love to everyone . Big thank you to firemen and rescue workers

    • Tom Jones
      Tom Jones Month ago +1

      Yeah, that was stupid and negligent of the news to keep reporting it was a Cat 4 when it was only 2 MPH away from a CAT 5.

    • Dana Johnson
      Dana Johnson Month ago

      DeSantis needs to be investigated for each of these deaths!

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago Month ago

      It was a cat 73.
      First ever historical climate change hurricane.
      Coming up next on colored boy weather.
      Hashtag pay for Ukraine 🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦

    • Lynn Begley
      Lynn Begley Month ago +1

      Yes fizz but its was almost 5 end probably 5 doesn't matter Florida under water and sadly 100s died ! Big thanks to Firemen & Rescue workers ; see In2thinair youtube and mrbbb131313
      Gave great coverage ~ very Sad

    • Fizz
      Fizz Month ago

      It was a cat 4

  • Darin Barfield
    Darin Barfield Month ago +1

    Praying 🙏 for my friends, families & customers in this area of Florida.😢

  • Michael Howell
    Michael Howell Month ago +28

    Prayers for the families.🙏

    • Doobly
      Doobly Month ago +1

      "prayers"...wow thanks for doing nothing at all! damn!

  • Tina Taravella
    Tina Taravella Month ago +8

    My thoughts and Prayers go out for their families 🙏🥺🙏

  • Dylan Cla
    Dylan Cla Month ago +12

    Been literally praying for you guys from Destin Florida we understand!!

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago Month ago

      It was a cat 73.
      First ever historical climate change hurricane.
      Coming up next on colored boy weather.
      Hashtag pay for Ukraine 🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦

    • Zeitgeistboxee
      Zeitgeistboxee Month ago

      Don't look up.

  • gary K
    gary K Month ago +6

    I don't think it is responsible to make such statements when you have no knowledge of how many people have died. These same kinds of statements were made after Andrew in 1992 and it turned out the death toll was far less than anticipated.
    Let's focus on cleaning up and recovery and hope most of those people evacuated.

  • Bob Mariano
    Bob Mariano Month ago +52

    Prayers to them & their families. 🙏

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago Month ago

      It was a cat 73.
      First ever historical climate change hurricane.
      Coming up next on colored boy weather.
      Hashtag pay for Ukraine 🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦

    • gcman1111
      gcman1111 Month ago

      @Krusty shut up 🤡

    • Krusty
      Krusty Month ago

      @N R the Legal Immigrants DeSantis flew to other states will not be able to help. $10M remains to fly more Legals in from Texas to help.

    • Krusty
      Krusty Month ago

      ​@David Hansen LDE!! ... if abusing Legal Christian immigrants escaping Communism is your thing .. keep at it with your Little Dick Energy buddy DeSantis.

    • David Hansen
      David Hansen Month ago

      @Krusty time to grow up little guy..🤦🏾

  • Ricky D.
    Ricky D. Month ago

    From an Aussie. Heartfelt commiserations to American people, particularly those who’s loved ones perished and others affected by the cyclone.

  • jeff Robinson
    jeff Robinson Month ago +7

    This shows the true power of these monster hurricane storms. 🌀 people MUST evacuate these areas in order for lives to be saved. Many waited too long and too late ....my refused to leave at all and risk their own safety. Common sense must prevail , there will be more hurricanes brewing......

  • James McFetridge Jr
    James McFetridge Jr Month ago +5

    Prayers to all families and loved ones 🙏🏻😇❤️

  • Lynn Smith
    Lynn Smith Month ago +4

    This is such sad news. I understand many of the elderly couldn't get out and I'm thinking a lot of the fatalities are either elderly or younger going out to film and couldn't get out of the way.

  • Pr Shr
    Pr Shr Month ago +5

    Praying that everyone is ok. May the lord continue to be with them

    • Travis Cole
      Travis Cole Month ago +1

      you do know the definition of "fatality"?

  • Patricia Yarian
    Patricia Yarian Month ago +4

    My heart goes out to the families of the deceased God be with them ..we made it alrite in Zephyrhills Florida not a bunch of damage .

  • Cori Brooks
    Cori Brooks Month ago +15

    I love how we are blaming people in Cape and Fort when they were never even on the radars path until it was too late to move. Ffs just pray for people or head down to see were you can help. Lets not rub salt in their wounds ffs

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago Month ago

      It was a cat 73.
      First ever historical climate change hurricane.
      Coming up next on colored boy weather.
      Hashtag pay for Ukraine 🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦

    • Math is Magic
      Math is Magic Month ago

      NO DONT GO HELPING. STAY HOME! Other will start listening when they see what FLORIDA gotta deal with. All that is annoying. It’s getting worst every year. When you tell Florida to do something about the environment they inhabit we get told to SHUT UP. Florida goes on how rich it is compared to this place and that place. So let Florida HELP FLORIDA. Enough is enough. INTELLIGENT PEOPLE stop helping STOP DYING for people that use all the energy they have to not help you. The death tolls from this place after a storm shouldn’t always be so high.. it’s all the time. Warning after warning. Social media proofed people didn’t care. We documented this.

    • M. C.
      M. C. Month ago

      Exactly. News kept talking about Tampa and Tampa Bay area. In the meantime people stuck in I 75 with a Hurricane. Nobody is safe even if you drive inland. I am nit sure how many shelters would except people with all their pets. Realistically the rest areas might be ok but guaranteed there will be no room for shelter.

    • Johns life
      Johns life Month ago +1

      That area was still in the cone of uncertainty, they could have payed attention and left no excuses for them the entire track they didn't have locked down, the models couldn't pinpoint exact location.the only people who are not to blame are those without any way of evacuation.most of those otherwise is due to ignorance plain and simple.sad people lost lives, but during these situations a person has to stay aware, our people here in this country have gotten complacent no matter what the problem is

  • Sarlat6
    Sarlat6 Month ago +4

    Governor commenting on Sheriff statement: “None of that is confirmed. I think what that is, is there were 911 calls for people saying, ‘hey, the water is rising in my home, I’m going to go up in the attic but I’m really worried,” DeSantis said. “Of course, those folks are now going to be checked on and I think you’ll have more clarity about that in the next day or so as they’re able to go to those locations to determine whether people need services or are able to be rescued.”

  • miou joer
    miou joer Month ago

    My thoughts are with everyone affected. I am in the U.K,but have 2 friends living in Ft Myers,so truly hope they are ok. Prayers to you all. Xx

  • rattrap 88
    rattrap 88 Month ago +2

    That the storm shifted so much in its final approach, caught alot of folks off guard. Prayers.

  • MD
    MD Month ago +11

    May all the people who lost their lives may they all Rest In Peace this is very devastating.

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago Month ago

      It was a cat 73.
      First ever historical climate change hurricane.
      Coming up next on colored boy weather.
      Hashtag pay for Ukraine 🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦

  • govern-ment=mind control

    It happens every year but for some reason it's "unfathomable".... there is literally something called " hurricane season".

  • justmejenny
    justmejenny Month ago +34

    So sad. Truly heartbreaking.

  • The Rogue Veteran
    The Rogue Veteran Month ago +17

    As a major hurricane survivor, may they all who lost thier lives go to the great halls, for they fought to the end.

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago Month ago +1

      It was a cat 73.
      First ever historical climate change hurricane.
      Coming up next on colored boy weather.
      Hashtag pay for Ukraine 🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦

    • David Hansen
      David Hansen Month ago

      @Math is Magic sit down Mr. Illiterate

    • Math is Magic
      Math is Magic Month ago

      @Princess of the Cape lol ayyyyy a genius like fr. Cuz apparently you have to be TO KNOW HOW TO SURVIVE. like a kid game

    • Math is Magic
      Math is Magic Month ago +2

      @The Rogue Veteran HOW DON’T you have? When it was predicted for AWHILE. Like how. “Slow moving car kills 100 people” does it make sense? THE CAR isn’t at fault PEOPLE ARE. so again it’s funnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnyyyyyy they had to goooo

    • The Rogue Veteran
      The Rogue Veteran Month ago +1

      @Princess of the Cape not everyone had the ability to leave.

  • Rob M
    Rob M Month ago +8

    Polk county Florida here we got hit hard and it was a rough ride last night and the sounds where horrific thank god its over but we are alive. I pray for the families of those lost I'm just finding this out now 😢

  • dawg
    dawg Month ago +3

    prayers to those that did not make it and their families. :(

  • Brandon G
    Brandon G Month ago +6

    Thoughts in prayers to my people down south. This is awful 😢 ❤

  • ragnarmiami
    ragnarmiami Month ago +35

    They don't leave because of looters, their pets, got no car, got no money, and very bad experience about what goes on inside those shelters. Not to mention I 95 is one giant parking lot.

    • ragnarmiami
      ragnarmiami Month ago

      @Dominique Massey I don t live in a flood zone, but I know people that don t leave and why

    • Marv The dog
      Marv The dog Month ago

      @Dominique Massey true, but for someone who has very little and just what is in their home, they value what they have and want to protect it from criminal opportunists preying on their moment of vulnerability.

    • Dominique Massey
      Dominique Massey Month ago +5

      Looters isn’t worth your life! If you risked you life because of looters and material things. Sad to say, but that’s on you.

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 Month ago

      Your right. During hurricane Michael we had tons of looters, most of them from other states.

  • Mary Elizabeth
    Mary Elizabeth Month ago +3

    Some of the elderly couldn't get out for many reasons🙏
    health ,money ,vehicle Etc ....
    what a horrible way to die 😢....prayers
    for all the souls that have passed.
    I pray for those that are alive and waiting to be rescued 🙏God give them strength and courage 🙏and I pray for all the First Responders ;they really truly care and I hope they will all remain safe 🙏
    God bless Florida Jesus we need you Mama Mary we need you too🙏🙏 prayers and hugs from Boston Massachusetts

  • Awesome Pursuit
    Awesome Pursuit Month ago

    This is so sad… I pray for everyone in Ian’s path.. the state of this economy has put people not only in a bad state but now a deadly state

  • Aaron Skinner
    Aaron Skinner Month ago

    What a shame. I feel for the family's of the lost

  • Kenneth Oliver
    Kenneth Oliver Month ago +1

    I feel so sorry for this to happen to these people. I know from previous hurricanes, that people say they will stay, no matter what When you are being warned for days about the disaster the storm bring, cannot understand why everyone who could leave did not..

    • Patrick O'Brien
      Patrick O'Brien Month ago

      because the roads are parking lots and there's no gas to be had when evacuation orders come down. Better to be in your house in a storm than trapped in your car. smartass

  • Lana Hundley
    Lana Hundley Month ago +30

    So devastatingly heartbreaking. So, so sorry .

  • C
    C Month ago

    I have never in my life heard someone reporting such bad news and think it a good idea to say its not our fault its their own fault as we told them so. The man is lost to ego with no heart.

  • Sean Taylor
    Sean Taylor Month ago +63

    And then you see videos of people swimming out in the surf and not taking this hurricane seriously. Very sad

    • BetsyS
      BetsyS Month ago +1

      @Chocolatetown Forever I saw in the comments of an Earthcam like live video comments section that a woman had actually called king distance to the authorities to report those knuckleheads. Unfortunately, she was told that due to the conditions, they were no longer going out & about so could do nothing about it.

    • James Parker
      James Parker Month ago +2

      It’s like standing in front. Of a loaded gun
      “I can take it”

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 Month ago +1

      And with small children. What’s wrong with these ppl?

    • Chocolatetown Forever
      Chocolatetown Forever Month ago +2

      I saw that too, and was like wtf. Why are people even allowed to be doing that. Im all for freedom, but in times of natural disaster, nobody should be jumping waves during a hurricane.
      One things for sure, if people are doing that, and get swept out, NOBODY should be risking their lives trying to save them. At your own risk, or stupidity.

  • slinman100
    slinman100 Month ago

    Sending prayers to everyone 🙏🏼❤️

  • Max
    Max Month ago +16

    I wonder if those 3 guys that jumped off the pier into the swell at Fort Myers Beach survived. One of the dumbest things I've seen live streamed...

  • BigHawk
    BigHawk Month ago +2

    🇨🇦 hearts go out to all affected😢

  • Fredrick Smith-something.

    Wow.
    It's just sad that so many couldn't get out in time. Some have very few places to go.

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 Month ago

      I guess from transportation and free shelters way ahead of time wasn’t good enough……..🙄

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 Month ago +1

      @Pikes Peak Apothecary That’s why they had hundreds of volunteers going door to door helping ppl leave. Many chose not to

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 Month ago

      @Fredrick Smith-something. FREE TRANSPORTATION AND FREE SHELTERS FOR ALL. You know what that means?

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 Month ago

      @Kevin Mach including yours, ignorant. Free transportation, free place to stay, free snacks and water. Free. People were warned door to door for weeks. Stop spreading misinformation. If your not from here, stop acting like you know the true

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 Month ago

      @Launchy FREE transportation and FREE shelters for all were provided

  • Kenneth Fagan
    Kenneth Fagan Month ago

    So sad. May God's grace and peace be with this community and these people.

  • H20MXRACER 222
    H20MXRACER 222 Month ago +8

    Exactly! Very well said! Even the news anchor said you were continually warned that a major catastrophic hurricane was coming with historical storm surge and flooding was coming and you must evacuate! So sad for the people who thought staying was a good idea. Prayers are with those families. Maybe listen to the warnings and get away from the storm next time and be grateful you have a next time..🙏

    • Occams Razorbacks
      Occams Razorbacks Month ago

      @Kendra Diane Of course they steered & stalled Ian on purpose, let the zombies catch up;)

    • mmc
      mmc Month ago

      You wouldn't have to tell me but once and I'd be gone!

    • nxxmi
      nxxmi Month ago +1

      Some of them couldn’t get out

    • Kendra Diane
      Kendra Diane Month ago +2

      The news has it hitting central fl. They didn't have enough time to leave. I wouldn't put it past this was done in purpose. The track they laid made absolutely no sense to me. Charley 2.0 to the T and they were adamant on saying central fl

  • LifeisGreat89 Peace
    LifeisGreat89 Peace Month ago +1

    How does he even know that for sure? Did they check everywhere and went to door by door throughout the whole county? How do they know that is true for sure?

  • Rita 25 y.o - check my vidéó

    I have in FL all my life and never have heard of that many people passing during a hurricane. I believe the flooding was the main factor. Very very sad news this morning.

  • Son of the American Revolution

    Praying for all those new Floridians who thought "they always over exaggerate the effects!". My best friends step son and family just moved to Cape Coral from WI. Decided to ignore the evac on the advice of another new Floridian. Now we're waiting and hoping they're not among the casualties.

    • Cat Woman
      Cat Woman  Month ago

      @N R Google it...

    • Sara Morrison
      Sara Morrison Month ago +1

      @Michael Bee You are so right Michael. Whatever political party you prefer has no bearing on having some decency and human compassion.

    • AllShaaaallPerish
      AllShaaaallPerish Month ago

      ​​@comfortably numb scumbag. it's the same as saying "I bet they were black" or I bet they were jews" go ahead and make blanket statements about a group of ppl becuase you leftists are so compassionate and against discrimination right? F off

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago Month ago

      😆😅🤣
      You believe this colored boy?
      Seriously!!

    • Son of the American Revolution
      Son of the American Revolution Month ago +1

      UPDATE: Okay we heard from them. They're without power, but all okay.

  • Edy Smith
    Edy Smith Month ago

    Sending my condolences to family and friends.

  • S franklin
    S franklin Month ago +2

    When a storm of this magnitude is coming 2 to 300 miles within your vicinity and you are told to evacuate, leave then and don't look back. It wipes everything out.

  • Anita Mitchell
    Anita Mitchell Month ago +14

    I have a question. As we all know, not everyone has the funds to retreat from danger. So my question is: To your knowledge, were there any mandated shelters for these people to evacuate to? No school buses available to help move them to safety? I'm not being critical, I'd just like to know the facts

    • Anita Mitchell
      Anita Mitchell Month ago

      Thank you to everyone who responded. What I'm hearing is: Yes, shelters and buses were available days ahead of time, however, people wanted to stay in their homes.

    • BruceLee'sDJstudio
      BruceLee'sDJstudio Month ago

      @Martha Lisk desantis does not care about his people, he has blood on his hands, he chose to save illegals over his fl people

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago Month ago +1

      It was a cat 73.
      First ever historical climate change hurricane.
      Coming up next on colored boy weather.
      Hashtag pay for Ukraine 🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦

    • AllShaaaallPerish
      AllShaaaallPerish Month ago +4

      ​@Martha Lisk if you don't live here in Florida you can shut up about DeSantis. He's done more for us here in Florida than anyone anywhere in government in the past 10 years. I hope you enjoy his reelection speech and then his president speech a few years later.

    • stratmatt73
      stratmatt73 Month ago

      @Martha Lisk You are vile.

  • Kimberly Terenzoni
    Kimberly Terenzoni Month ago +1

    I have never seen this reporter before. Well spoken and compassionate.

  • JoeMiami
    JoeMiami Month ago +24

    Heartbroken for my favorite part of Florida and I’m a Floridian.

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago Month ago

      This colored boy has no idea what he's reporting.

    • O M
      O M Month ago +1

      trump is bringing paper towels to help

    • Neverending Saga
      Neverending Saga Month ago +1

      so

  • Rachel Coleman
    Rachel Coleman Month ago +12

    From Tampa Bay here. We were expecting it. Many evacuated here and took up places all over the state. 24 hours before it hit it decided to shift way south, even below cone. If you have never evacuated you have no idea what it takes to do so. 24 hours is not enough time to gather your family always when they are working and at school because guess what those are still happening because it wasn't going there. Then to gas up in huge lines in panic if you have a car because it shifted. And yes you may say that all should be done ahead of time but in reality it shifted tracks pretty much down the whole west side of the state in a short time. It takes a lot of money to leave your area. Im assuming shelters opened but not sure how many in such a short time. Devastating. Stop commenting criticism and lend a hand instead. #Floridianallmylife

  • Stephen Lisson
    Stephen Lisson Month ago

    I'm so sorry to hear of the deaths in Ft. Myers. I'm Canadian and I'm a pretty lucky guy as well as all that were with us. We were in Jamaica for my daughter's wedding and we just got back last night. Hurricane Ian basically missed us and went under Jamaica and around us. We got some rain on Monday, but nothing too severe and no storm surge. It hit the western part of Cuba and then continued towards the south of Florida. We knew the west coast of your beautiful state was going to get hit, but those devastating pictures of Ft. Myers and the surrounding areas are terrifying. I can't imagine how you all feel, on top of the news that hundreds of people are dead. My heart goes out to all of you.

  • D Fredericks
    D Fredericks Month ago +3

    Everyone made a choice. There choice.
    ✝️
    Buses were provided in some areas to move people to a Safer place but people did not take them 🙄
    My condolences to there Families 🙏

  • Dave Haggerty
    Dave Haggerty Month ago

    The latest building code in Lee County required the first floor be 8 feet above sea level.
    New houses in existing communities set up on a mound high above the surrounding neighborhood.
    The storm surge was 7 feet.
    Even if your home survived you are without electric, water, sewer, groceries, gas virtually everything for days, maybe weeks.
    Or you may have temporarily evacuated forever.
    Homeowners insurance in Florida is expensive. A lot of people have no insurance. Especially poor people.
    Lee County is going to have a lot of FEMA communities.

  • Margaret Zoheir
    Margaret Zoheir Month ago

    This is heartbreaking. I don't live in the US and I know people have free will, but when you are told to evacuate, evacuate, and it shouldn't be optional. Those poor souls may God have mercy on them. 🙏🙏

    • DigiPaintSpeedArt
      DigiPaintSpeedArt Month ago

      People died because they don’t trust any form of information anymore.

  • Starr
    Starr Month ago

    Prayers for Florida...🙏✝️🙏

  • Cory
    Cory Month ago +38

    I know it sounds privileged, but as an American having any catastrophic event, even hurricanes, reaching casualties into the hundreds is incredibly rare and shocking. Rest in peace to those who couldn't make it out

    • Richard East
      Richard East Month ago

      @polemeros Sounds like someone envious.

    • Dana Johnson
      Dana Johnson Month ago

      DeSantis needs to be investigated for each of these deaths!

    • polemeros
      polemeros Month ago

      "I know it sounds privileged". God, I hate this kind of fake humble BS. "Privileged" is BS.

    • Math is Magic
      Math is Magic Month ago

      What? AS A AMERICAN I’ve comprehend . It’s not rare but selective casualty lol lol acceptable loss we make as a collective. We knowingly know and plan for these DEATHS more than helping. Believe it or not WE HAVE PLANNED for a lot a lot more coming since the beginning of the year. Listen and watch.

  • DuckRiverMama
    DuckRiverMama Month ago +2

    So sad. Praying for all. 🙏🙏🙏

  • Cubi
    Cubi Month ago +2

    Prayers to Lee County and Ft Myers my prayers for our neighbors

  • Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X
    Tinkle Me 4 [S]E.X Month ago +1

    Its very sad that people don't take these storms serious enough to get out of its path. I watched 3 young men on a pier camera in Fort Myers playing in the water as the storm was pushing waves onto the beach pretty violently. Sad to think those 3 probably are among them. :-(

  • Lord Stingray
    Lord Stingray Month ago +20

    There an old saying, "trust but verify". Just because a Sheriff says so doesn't necessarily mean it's accurate and if he's wrong and you reported that death toll without it being verified your going to sound like Shepherd Smith did back with his Matthew coverage.

    • Calig St. Calig
      Calig St. Calig Month ago

      @Andy Whiteing I didn't say he didn't say hundreds. I said he may have made a mistake in his facts.

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago Month ago

      It was a cat 73.
      First ever historical climate change hurricane.
      Coming up next on colored boy weather.
      Hashtag pay for Ukraine 🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦

    • Cautionary Tale Harris
      Cautionary Tale Harris Month ago

      @Andy Whiteing Was that conversation with THE Sheriff or with a Sheriff's Deputy?

    • Andy Whiteing
      Andy Whiteing Month ago +1

      @Calig St. Calig I watched the phone interview with George Stephanopoulos this morning and even George made him say hundreds again after the Sheriff said it. He said hundreds.

    • Marian Martinez
      Marian Martinez Month ago +3

      yep I'm sceptical

  • Aj Lived
    Aj Lived Month ago +1

    You did a really good job sir.

  • 476233
    476233 Month ago +1

    I have a feeling a lot of these fatalities were people who have moved to the state in recent years and don’t know the dangers of hurricanes or how to prepare for them.

  • jbonez74
    jbonez74 Month ago +14

    Not everyone has the resources to rely on to leave so it's so sad.

    • Happy News
      Happy News Month ago

      @delphine common sense isn't so common..Being a New Yorker I always laughed at people on social security moving to Florida. As a kid I understood a hurricane would kill you with elevation of 3- 10 feet..You choose the risk! What's pleasure worth.....A great hour with a hooker gives you HIV .. What's your pleasure? Nothing said about it

    • delphine
      delphine Month ago +2

      Well it doesn't do you any good if you are DEAD!! Just go to one the sites.They even have sites you can take your pets. That doesn't take resources just common sense.

  • Miguel Cendejas
    Miguel Cendejas Month ago +3

    God have mercy on their souls and allow them into his kingdom. And may he give strength to the mourning family and friends. From the fort pierce fl.

  • c.powell
    c.powell Month ago +3

    My prayer to the family

  • Allen Kirkland
    Allen Kirkland Month ago

    My heart goes out to the families of the ones that's passed away but when you don't have the money to get to Higher Grounds because of inflation went up by the president of the United States or the government

  • Howard Kerr
    Howard Kerr Month ago +1

    How unfortunate, with all the advanced warnings now available it is hard to imagine a death toll even breaking into the double digits. My prayers for the effected families.

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago Month ago

      It was a cat 73.
      First ever historical climate change hurricane.
      Coming up next on colored boy weather.
      Hashtag pay for Ukraine 🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦

  • GODknows
    GODknows Month ago

    Omg my condolences to all the families...😭😢😥🙏🙏

  • V O
    V O Month ago

    Soo unfortunate. i live in Florida for 28 years and moved out of state a few weeks ago. and i have seen soo many homes being built LITERALLY where water was. If Miami gets hit that way too it would be the same if not more catastrophes; it is truly sad!

  • Are Are Are
    Are Are Are Month ago

    Oh dear god. Hundreds. I can't imagine what the first responders are dealing with. And that's just one county.

  • Steve Parness
    Steve Parness Month ago +1

    I believe Scientists and Engineers should be working on ways to stop these in their track. I understand satellites can detect an eye forming when its about 1/4
    of a mile across. Small enough to have one of the weaker walls blown apart with munitions or microwave technology. It's time we try to control this terrible life threatening hazard.

  • Cookie Fortuna
    Cookie Fortuna Month ago

    Prayers to the people of Florida. Godspeed.

  • Misty Owings
    Misty Owings Month ago +17

    What ? Omg omg praying for families and everyone in florida

  • James De Fore
    James De Fore Month ago +1

    Please keep prayers for Florida victims of Ian going