Central Florida stores struggle to keep water on shelves before Tropical Storm Ian
Heavy rain and strong winds hit western Cuba after Hurricane Ian made landfall on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, Ian strengthened into a Category 3 storm, before making landfall in Cuba’s Pinar del Rio province.
According to the US National Hurricane Center, the island’s west coast can see up to 14 feet (4.3 m) of storm surge.
Authorities in Cuba evacuated 50,000 people, set up at least 55 shelters and rushed emergency personnel.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Ian will not slow down in Cuba but will slow over the Gulf of Mexico, getting wider and stronger, “which will have the potential to create significant wind and storm effects along the west coast of Florida.”
Meanwhile, mandatory evacuations are underway in parts of Florida amid warnings of life-threatening conditions from a Category 4 storm in the coming days.
There is a risk of flash floods, strong winds, storms up to 10 feet, and potential isolated hurricanes along Florida’s Gulf Coast with impacts beginning up to 36 hours before peak.
Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Cuba
Hurricane Ian made landfall in the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio today.
The Category 3 storm brought rain and winds to the western tip of Cuba where the US National Hurricane Center said the island’s western coast could see up to 14 feet (4.3 meters) of storm surge.
According to the center, a major hurricane is defined as a category 3 or higher storm, with maximum sustained winds of at least 111 mph (178 km/h).
Hurricane Ian became a Category 3 hurricane earlier today.
“Cuba is expecting strong hurricane-force winds, as well as life-threatening storms and torrential rain,” hurricane center specialist Daniel Brown told the Associated Press.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said in a Twitter update that schools in 24 Florida counties have closed as the state prepares for Hurricane Ian.
More schools are expected to close as the path of the hurricane becomes clearer.
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NASA postpones Artemis Moon mission
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In a statement yesterday, NASA said that due to weather conditions, the teams will be returning the Artemis rocket and Orion spacecraft back to the Vehicle Assembly Building.
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Florida braces for Hurricane Ian
Hundreds of thousands of people were forced to evacuate as Hurricane Ian charted a path toward Florida’s west coast with strong winds, flash floods, storms and possible hurricanes.
About 300,000 people have been evacuated in Hillsborough County, which includes the city of Tampa, along with Manatee and Hernando counties.
Strong regime approaching western Cuba on Monday evening
Sravasti DasguptaSeptember 27, 2022 08:15
Hurricane Ian strengthened into a Category 3 storm
The National Hurricane Center said today that Ian strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane and is expected to make landfall over western Cuba.
The commission said the hurricane was located about 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of the Cuban city of Pinar del Rio, with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour (185 kilometers per hour).
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National Hurricane Center warns of ‘life-threatening’ storm surge, flooding
The National Hurricane Center has warned of life-threatening storms, strong hurricane winds, flash floods and possible mudslides in parts of western Cuba even today.
She also said there is a risk of life-threatening storms along much of Florida’s west coast, with the highest risks from Fort Myers to the Tampa Bay area.
Heavy rain is expected to increase across the Florida Keys and southern Florida on Tuesday, spreading across central and northern Florida tomorrow and Thursday and the southeast by Friday and Saturday.
Sravasti DasguptaSeptember 27, 2022 07:15
Rain and wind hit the western tip of Cuba as Hurricane Ian strengthened. The Associated Press reported that authorities have evacuated 50,000 people.
Officials in the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio set up 55 shelters and rushed to emergency personnel.
The authorities also took measures to protect crops in Cuba’s main tobacco growing region ahead of Ian’s expected arrival on land early today.
The US National Hurricane Center said the island’s west coast could see up to 14 feet (4.3 meters) of storm surge.
“Cuba is expecting strong hurricane-force winds, life-threatening storms as well and torrential rain,” said Daniel Brown, chief specialist at the Hurricane Center.
After passing Cuba, Ian is expected to gain strength over the Gulf of Mexico before hitting Florida early tomorrow as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph (225 kph).
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Hurricane Ian: a historic storm
Hurricane Ian is historic for a number of reasons.
The rapid rise from a tropical storm to a potential Category 4 hurricane in just a few days is historic enough, and it’s a sign of our climate change times.
The hurricane also marks the first direct hurricane to hit Tampa and Saint Petersburg, Florida, since 1921.
Please take this storm seriously. It’s the real deal. This is not training,” Timothy Dudley, Hillsborough County Director of Emergency Management He told the people of Tampa At a press conference on Monday.
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Florida residents faced long queues at gas stations and empty shelves as residents braced for the arrival of Hurricane Ian, a storm that is expected to reach a Category 4 storm by the time it makes landfall in the Sunshine State later this week.
Alicia Suker from Lee County WINK News said She encountered several signs of “no gas” while searching for fuel on Monday.
“No gas. Next gas station on the left, no gas station next to Publix, no gas,” before she locates Circle K station with supplies.
“If it were $8 a gallon, I would have gotten a decent pair,” she added. “Seriously, when you need it, you need it.”
Gas prices stabilized
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Terrible warning as Hurricane Ian approaches Florida
Governor Governor Ron DeSantis Florida residents warned to prepare but not panic during Monday’s briefing after the storm was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane.
“This is a really big hurricane at this point,” Governor DeSantis said. He added that the path of the typhoon remains uncertain meaning it could “swing” in or far from the peninsula.
Louise Boyle He has the full report.
Strong regime approaching western Cuba on Monday evening
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