Hurricane Irma Death Toll Increased to 129 in U.S., Caribbean after Release of NHC Report

Boats are pushed up along the shore line after hurricane Irma passed through the area on September 19, 2017 in Marathon, Florida.

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  • A new report released by the National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Irma killed 129 people last September.
  • The report said 44 of those deaths were directly caused by the storm, while 85 were indirect deaths.

Hurricane Irma caused 44 direct deaths and killed 85 more indirectly during its devastating rampage through the Caribbean and southeastern U.S. last September, a report released Monday by the National Hurricane Center said.

Included in the report’s final death toll were 80 fatalities in Florida caused by indirect circumstances, such as falls during storm preparations, car crashes, electrocutions, carbon monoxide poisoning from…

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