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Tropics remain active as deaths from Ian in Southwest Florida mount

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National Hurricane Center

(MIAMI, FL)– The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a pair of systems in the Atlantic, one of which has a strong chance for development near Bermuda this week.

The other system, an area of low pressure north of Puerto Rico, stands a smaller chance for development in the southwestern Atlantic over the next few days.

The Bermuda system is expected to fizzle once it reaches cooler waters near the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.

Neither system poses a threat to Florida.

The tropics have remained relatively quiet since Hurricane Ian slammed into the west coast of Florida as a Category 4 storm on September 28th.

The latest death toll from the storm now stands at 110 people with 55 of those deaths occurring in Lee County.

Insured losses in Florida is nearing $7 billion according to the Florida State Office of Insurance Regulation.

Over the weekend Gov. Ron DeSantis announced more than $5 million is available to help low income families in 6 counties to pay their homeowner’s insurance premiums.

More information can be found at the state run Florida Housing Corporation website.