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Woman visiting Florida killed after being pulled into ocean by storm surge wave from Hurricane Ian

Tropical Weather-Ian Storm Surge
Map tracks the forecast path of hurricane Ian and highlights the probable storm surge flooding along the coast of Florida.

(ORMOND BEACH, FL) – A woman from Kentucky visiting family in Florida was killed after being pulled into the ocean by a big wave during Hurricane Ian this week.

According to authorities, the woman was killed when she was hit by a storm surge wave at Ormond Beach and got pulled away. She was initially rescued by a family member but was pulled out a second time. She was rescued again by a family member and was on the shore when EMS arrived, but they were unable to save her.

This marks the third death related to Hurricane Ian in Central Florida and all three have been in Volusia County.

As of now, there have been nearly two dozen deaths reported across the state.