FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of Florida residents left their flooded and damaged homes by boat and air Saturday as rescuers continued to search for survivors in after Hurricane Janwhile authorities in South Carolina and North Carolina began counting their losses.

The death toll from the storm, one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the US, has risen to more than four dozen, with 47 deaths confirmed in Florida, four in North Carolina and three in Cuba. The storm weakened on Saturday as it barreled toward the mid-Atlantic, but not before it washed away bridges and piers, drove massive boats into waterfront buildings and blew roofs off homes, leaving hundreds of thousands without power.

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