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

  • Опубліковано 28 вер 2022
  • The Lee County Sheriff said the death toll is in the "hundreds" from Hurricane Ian.
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  • paul may
    paul may 2 місяці тому +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 Місяць тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

      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 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

      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 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому +1

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

    • Stormchaser85
      Stormchaser85 2 місяці тому +1

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

    • Alex ylang
      Alex ylang 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

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

  • Caridad Revilla
    Caridad Revilla 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

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

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 2 місяці тому

      @RENEE R fake news mr drama king

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 2 місяці тому

      @RENEE R fake story, try again

    • Clyde Silton
      Clyde Silton 2 місяці тому

      @LYNN5 Ridiculous.

    • Jamie Joy
      Jamie Joy 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      Some people can’t afford to leave

    • 2A Michael J
      2A Michael J 2 місяці тому

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

    • Linda Minaga
      Linda Minaga 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

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

      THE PONG LENIS 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому +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.

  • Ninja Dog
    Ninja Dog 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

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

    • Sadee Wingfield
      Sadee Wingfield 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

      @girl anonymous lmfao no

    • girl anonymous
      girl anonymous 2 місяці тому

      @Elaine Jonas log off.

  • Chris Valen
    Chris Valen 2 місяці тому +1

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

  • V
    V 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому +155

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

    • Martha Sasinoski
      Martha Sasinoski 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

      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?

  • Yvonne Johnson
    Yvonne Johnson 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

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

    • Cloudie 9 Druoid
      Cloudie 9 Druoid 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

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

    • Martha Sasinoski
      Martha Sasinoski 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

      @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.

  • Sara Helton
    Sara Helton 2 місяці тому +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…

  • onei jike
    onei jike 2 місяці тому +1

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

  • Sean Crespo
    Sean Crespo 2 місяці тому +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

  • ruby greby
    ruby greby 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

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

    • Me
      Me 2 місяці тому +5

      There is no god. Try living in this century.

    👻THE REEL JOKER👻 2 місяці тому +1

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

  • SharonLynn
    SharonLynn 2 місяці тому +5

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

  • Adlih Kristopher
    Adlih Kristopher 2 місяці тому +24

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

    • Crecencio Gonzalez
      Crecencio Gonzalez 2 місяці тому

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

  • Starkey Farmstead
    Starkey Farmstead 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      u wanna a cookie🍪

    • charlene evans
      charlene evans 2 місяці тому

      @Bob R just ignore them, showing their own racism

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago 2 місяці тому +2

      @charlene evans
      Don't be racist.

    • charlene evans
      charlene evans 2 місяці тому

      @Bobby Drago no such thing as a cat 73

  • jacqueline santelises
    jacqueline santelises 2 місяці тому +6

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

  • Renee Moreno
    Renee Moreno 2 місяці тому +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.

  • Lynn Begley
    Lynn Begley 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      DeSantis needs to be investigated for each of these deaths!

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago 2 місяці тому

      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 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      It was a cat 4

  • Just C
    Just C 2 місяці тому +9

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

  • The Real Mega Bros
    The Real Mega Bros 2 місяці тому +9

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

  • Lisa Tesio
    Lisa Tesio 2 місяці тому +361

    Good anchor. Very thoughtful and compassionate.

    • CJ
      CJ 2 місяці тому

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

    • Kelly Wilson
      Kelly Wilson 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

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

    • CJ
      CJ 2 місяці тому +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.

  • Tina Taravella
    Tina Taravella 2 місяці тому +8

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

  • tiffanyr521
    tiffanyr521 2 місяці тому +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. 😢

  • Andy Appley
    Andy Appley 2 місяці тому +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 Reapings
    The Reapings 2 місяці тому +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.

  • Darin Barfield
    Darin Barfield 2 місяці тому +1

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

  • Michael Howell
    Michael Howell 2 місяці тому +28

    Prayers for the families.🙏

    • Doobly
      Doobly 2 місяці тому +1

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

  • Cori Brooks
    Cori Brooks 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      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 2 місяці тому

      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. 2 місяці тому

      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 2 місяці тому +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

  • Cory
    Cory 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      @polemeros Sounds like someone envious.

    • Dana Johnson
      Dana Johnson 2 місяці тому

      DeSantis needs to be investigated for each of these deaths!

    • polemeros
      polemeros 2 місяці тому

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

    • Math is Magic
      Math is Magic 2 місяці тому

      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.

  • Sharon USA
    Sharon USA 2 місяці тому

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

  • Bob Mariano
    Bob Mariano 2 місяці тому +52

    Prayers to them & their families. 🙏

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago 2 місяці тому

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

    • gcman1111
      gcman1111 2 місяці тому

      @Krusty shut up 🤡

    • Krusty
      Krusty 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

      ​@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 2 місяці тому

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

  • Glenn L
    Glenn L 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому +1

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

  • Son of the American Revolution
    Son of the American Revolution 2 місяці тому +60

    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  2 місяці тому

      @N R Google it...

    • Sara Morrison
      Sara Morrison 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      ​​@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 2 місяці тому

      You believe this colored boy?

    • Son of the American Revolution
      Son of the American Revolution 2 місяці тому +1

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

  • Pr Shr
    Pr Shr 2 місяці тому +5

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

    • Travis Cole
      Travis Cole 2 місяці тому +1

      you do know the definition of "fatality"?

  • loiny zen
    loiny zen 2 місяці тому

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

  • James McFetridge Jr
    James McFetridge Jr 2 місяці тому +5

    Prayers to all families and loved ones 🙏🏻😇❤️

  • Sarlat6
    Sarlat6 2 місяці тому +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.”

  • Patricia Yarian
    Patricia Yarian 2 місяці тому +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 .

  • jeff Robinson
    jeff Robinson 2 місяці тому +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......

  • dawg
    dawg 2 місяці тому +3

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

  • H20MXRACER 222
    H20MXRACER 222 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      @Sky to Ground Of course they steered & stalled Ian on purpose, let the zombies catch up;)

    • mmc
      mmc 2 місяці тому

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

    • nxxmi
      nxxmi 2 місяці тому +1

      Some of them couldn’t get out

    • Sky to Ground
      Sky to Ground 2 місяці тому +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

  • Dylan Cla
    Dylan Cla 2 місяці тому +12

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

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago 2 місяці тому

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

    • Zeitgeistboxee
      Zeitgeistboxee 2 місяці тому

      Don't look up.

  • Aaron Skinner
    Aaron Skinner 2 місяці тому

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

  • Ricky D.
    Ricky D. 2 місяці тому

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

  • Kenneth Oliver
    Kenneth Oliver 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      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

  • BigHawk
    BigHawk 2 місяці тому +2

    🇨🇦 hearts go out to all affected😢

  • ragnarmiami
    ragnarmiami 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

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

  • MD
    MD 2 місяці тому +11

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

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago 2 місяці тому

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

  • Rob M
    Rob M 2 місяці тому +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 😢

  • rattrap 88
    rattrap 88 2 місяці тому +2

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

  • Anita Mitchell
    Anita Mitchell 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      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 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      @Martha Lisk You are vile.

  • Lynn Smith
    Lynn Smith 2 місяці тому +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.

  • justmejenny
    justmejenny 2 місяці тому +34

    So sad. Truly heartbreaking.

  • Ang C.
    Ang C. 2 місяці тому +22

    I was praying all night that by some miracle I wouldn't have to hear this when I woke up, extremely sad. Praying for the deceased and for their families and friends. I'm sorry for your loss 🙏

    • Zeitgeistboxee
      Zeitgeistboxee 2 місяці тому +1

      @Ang C. You're praying and believing in fairy tale miracles but I'm the one with a strange comment?? Don't look up.

    • Ang C.
      Ang C. 2 місяці тому +2

      @Terminally Chill 👍

    • Terminally Chill
      Terminally Chill 2 місяці тому +3

      @Ang C. oh. Sorry. Thanks for correcting me ang

    • Ang C.
      Ang C. 2 місяці тому +1

      @Terminally Chill you do realize they're talking about people that have passed away. Jokes shouldn't be made at a time like this

    • Terminally Chill
      Terminally Chill 2 місяці тому +1

      Old Eddie: "HEY MARGIE, THE WATER GETTING PRETTY HIGH!" (country accent)
      also Eddie: *floating face first*

  • Brandon G
    Brandon G 2 місяці тому +6

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

  • Lana Hundley
    Lana Hundley 2 місяці тому +30

    So devastatingly heartbreaking. So, so sorry .

  • gary K
    gary K 2 місяці тому +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.

  • Sean Taylor
    Sean Taylor 2 місяці тому +63

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

    • BetsyS
      BetsyS 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому +2

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

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 2 місяці тому +1

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

    • Chocolatetown Forever
      Chocolatetown Forever 2 місяці тому +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.

  • The Rogue Veteran
    The Rogue Veteran 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      @Math is Magic sit down Mr. Illiterate

    • Math is Magic
      Math is Magic 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому +1

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

  • Edy Smith
    Edy Smith 2 місяці тому

    Sending my condolences to family and friends.

  • Awesome Pursuit
    Awesome Pursuit 2 місяці тому

    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

  • govern-ment=mind control
    govern-ment=mind control 2 місяці тому +3

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

  • Max
    Max 2 місяці тому +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...

  • Cubi
    Cubi 2 місяці тому +2

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

  • Kenneth Fagan
    Kenneth Fagan 2 місяці тому

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

  • Fredrick Smith-something.
    Fredrick Smith-something. 2 місяці тому +58

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

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 2 місяці тому

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

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

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

    • LYNN5
      LYNN5 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

      @Meditations FREE transportation and FREE shelters for all were provided

  • D Fredericks
    D Fredericks 2 місяці тому +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 🙏

  • Margaret Zoheir
    Margaret Zoheir 2 місяці тому

    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 2 місяці тому

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

  • S franklin
    S franklin 2 місяці тому +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.

  • JoeMiami
    JoeMiami 2 місяці тому +24

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

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago 2 місяці тому

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

    • O M
      O M 2 місяці тому +1

      trump is bringing paper towels to help

    • Neverending Saga
      Neverending Saga 2 місяці тому +1


  • DuckRiverMama
    DuckRiverMama 2 місяці тому +2

    So sad. Praying for all. 🙏🙏🙏

  • slinman100
    slinman100 2 місяці тому

    Sending prayers to everyone 🙏🏼❤️

  • miou joer
    miou joer 2 місяці тому

    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

  • Kimberly Terenzoni
    Kimberly Terenzoni 2 місяці тому +1

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

  • jbonez74
    jbonez74 2 місяці тому +14

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

    • Happy News
      Happy News 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому +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.

  • Adlih Kristopher
    Adlih Kristopher 2 місяці тому +2

    Lord help these people they need you 🙏

  • c.powell
    c.powell 2 місяці тому +3

    My prayer to the family

  • Miguel Cendejas
    Miguel Cendejas 2 місяці тому +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.

  • Lord Stingray
    Lord Stingray 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

      @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 2 місяці тому

      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 2 місяці тому

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

    • Andy Whiteing
      Andy Whiteing 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому +3

      yep I'm sceptical

  • Mary Elizabeth
    Mary Elizabeth 2 місяці тому +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

  • James De Fore
    James De Fore 2 місяці тому +1

    Please keep prayers for Florida victims of Ian going

  • C
    C 2 місяці тому

    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.

  • LifeisGreat89 Peace
    LifeisGreat89 Peace 2 місяці тому +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?

  • GODknows
    GODknows 2 місяці тому

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

  • Minnie Taylor
    Minnie Taylor 2 місяці тому +2

    I've been channeling since 6 this morning and haven't heard this ANYWHERE ELSE. With that kind of death toll, why isn't the media all over it?

  • Aj Lived
    Aj Lived 2 місяці тому +1

    You did a really good job sir.

  • chris
    chris 2 місяці тому +3

    It just got light outside. I highly doubt they have had time to go out and make these counts already. We're still in search and rescue mode.

  • Rita 25 y.o - check my vidéó
    Rita 25 y.o - check my vidéó 2 місяці тому

    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.

  • Penny Burns
    Penny Burns 2 місяці тому +1

    So very very sad this happened.

  • Rachel Coleman
    Rachel Coleman 2 місяці тому +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

  • Debbie Mignault
    Debbie Mignault 2 місяці тому +1

    Oh my breaking heart - so so tragic 🇨🇦

  • Conservative Voices University (CVU)
    Conservative Voices University (CVU)  2 місяці тому +17

    Prayers for all God Bless

  • Rick Armstrong
    Rick Armstrong 2 місяці тому +7

    I was seeing reports like this at 1 this morning, but it was just random people. It appears that this report was made to GMA with a Twitter post from the sheriff. Was the LCSO's Twitter account hacked? Or just spoofed. Either way, I'll wait 'til I SEE the Sheriff making this announcement before I believe it.

    • Bobby Drago
      Bobby Drago 2 місяці тому

      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 2 місяці тому

      Lol what. Mhm

  • Misty Owings
    Misty Owings 2 місяці тому +17

    What ? Omg omg praying for families and everyone in florida

  • Starr
    Starr 2 місяці тому

    Prayers for Florida...🙏✝️🙏

  • Howard Kerr
    Howard Kerr 2 місяці тому +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 2 місяці тому

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

  • Allen Kirkland
    Allen Kirkland 2 місяці тому

    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