Hurricane Ian Has Already Caused an Estimated $120B in Damages


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The losses caused by Hurricane Ian could end up totaling somewhere between $100 billion and $120 billion.

That's the word from AccuWeather CEO Dr. Joel Myers, who says he expects Ian to become one of the costliest weather events in U.S. history.

"Unfortunately, upon early surveying of the scale of damage in Florida to infrastructure, homes, businesses, boats, beaches as well as loss of life, evacuations, rescues, widespread power outages and other factors, we were compelled to increase our estimate," Myers said in the press release.

Ian arrived in Florida on Wednesday with 155 miles-per-hour winds, downing trees, snapping power poles, flooding streets and knocking out power to more than 2 million people.

The hurricane is now headed for South Carolina.

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