Hurricane Ian’s landfall contributed to a substantial dip in September’s E-Filing Portal submissions, according to the latest statistics from the Florida Courts E-Filing Authority.

Total documents filed through the Portal in September were 2.88 million (in 1.61 million submissions),  dropping 18% from August’s record high of 1.97 million submissions.

“It’s quite a drop, but we also saw a hurricane and a court-appointed holiday in September so it’s not completely uncommon to see that kind of a drop,” Portal Program Manager Carolyn Weber said during the October 10 E-Filing Board of Directors meeting.