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7:27 p.m. | Two confirmed deaths on Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island officials confirmed that two people are dead following Hurricane Ian.

They spoke Thursday night, in their first news conference. They said they had at least 200 households that remained on the island during the storm, with the possibility of multiple people at each home.

They evacuated at least 40 who were not injured and took 12 people to hospitals.

The council, island manager and police chief and staff are working from The Crowne Plaza in Fort Myers, and hope to extend their time past Sunday.

7:22 p.m. | Lee school super says schools to be assessed Friday

Superintendent Christopher Bernier said…

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