Hurricane Ian kills more than 100 people in the United States



The toll of Hurricane Ian, one of the strongest in recent American history, which struck the southeast of the country at the end of September, reached 107 dead on Monday, local authorities said. 

Florida alone, the hardest hit state, deplores at least 102 deaths, according to the latest figures from forensic authorities.

Five more people have died in North Carolina.

These official figures could still change. Some US media report an even heavier toll.

Hurricane Ian is one of the deadliest hurricanes to hit the United States since the turn of the century.

His death toll, however, remains much lower than that of Katrina, which devastated Louisiana and killed 1,800 people in 2005.

Ian< /em>, a Category 4 hurricane when it made landfall in Florida, had submerged entire neighborhoods, destroying homes, bridges or power lines.

The hurricane then weakened as it headed south. 'Atlantic, before strengthening again to hit South Carolina and then North Carolina.

Authorities said it would take months and $50 billion or more to rebuild the devastated coastal areas in Florida.