Hurricane Ian’s Aftermath in North Carolina – 4 Lives Lost and Millions in Damage

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While Florida experienced the majority of damage and tragedy from Hurricane Ian, North Carolina also saw powerful storm surges hit our coast and flash flooding wreak havoc across our state.

According to NC Emergency Management, over 400,000 people lost power, thousands had their homes damaged, and 4 people lost their lives due to the storm.

  • A 25-year-old man died Friday when he lost control of his vehicle on Raleigh Road in Johnston County and hydroplaned into another vehicle in stormy conditions
  • A 24-year-old woman died when her vehicle went off a wet road in Clayton and struck a tree Friday afternoon
  • A 22-year-old man drowned in Martin County when his truck left the roadway and submerged in a flooded swamp Friday night
  • A 65-year-old man in Johnston County died Saturday from carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator running in his closed garage while the power was out. His wife was hospitalized.

“The storm has passed, but many hazards remain with downed trees, downed power lines and power outages,” said Governor Cooper. “We mourn with the families of those who have died and urge everyone to be cautious while cleaning up to avoid more deaths or injuries.”

 

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Thanks to a State of Emergency declared for our state, we will be receiving federal recovery support and reimbursement for emergency protective expenses incurred by state and local governments during the storm.

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