Walt Disney World resort Florida was criticized for reopening a few days later Hurricane Jan in the southern US state, where at least 71 people have been confirmed dead.

Disney, which closed its parks to guests when Tropical Storm Ian made landfall in central Florida on Thursday last week, has been criticized by social media users for the employees ask return to work on Friday.

Staff were due to return to the resort for a phased reopening on Friday, just two days after Ian made landfall in southwest Florida with 155mph winds as a Category Four hurricane, reports said A narcissist Orlando.

One person disappointed with reopening with concern for Disney employees tweeted: “Give your employees an awesome vacation!”

Citing the flooded roads in many areas of central Florida last week, another person asked: “Do you have to go to work or not?”

“My dad is a cast member, he’s working today and still out of power,” added another Twitter user on Friday. “Please be nice to the cast members.”

The fourth person wrote: ‚ÄúThank you to everyone in (Disney) management in the early days of Hurricane Ian. Cast members regularly and diligently received information about closures and hotline numbers to call for specifics. Thank you!”

Disney World Florida and its theme parks, hotels and other attractions are one of the largest employers in the United States and Florida, with approximately 77,000 employees. magicguides.com.

Tens of thousands are busy in Florida attractions

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At one point last week, 2.7 million people were without power and thousands were left stranded in floodwaters in Southwest Florida, which faced the brunt of the storm.

Flooding was also reported in parts of central and northeast Florida, although Disney is about 36 miles southwest of the nearest flooding in Seminole County, north of Orlando.

So far, at least 71 deaths have been confirmed in Florida, along with seven other deaths in North Carolina and Cuba, where Yang was also felt last week, according to an Associated Press count.

The Independent Disney has been contacted for comment.