Florida Governor DeSantis: Declared a state of emergency as Ian intensified into a “catastrophic” Category 4 hurricane. What is known?
Tallahassee: Authorities and residents in Florida were keeping a close eye on Tropical storms. Ian rumbled ominously through the Caribbean on Sunday. Threatening to intensify into a major hurricane as it approached the state. Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida has declared a state of emergency and urged residents to prepare for the storm. It is expected to hit large swaths of the state with heavy rains, high winds, and rising seas.
Storms Could Bring Heavy Rains All Week
Forecasters are still unsure where Ian will make landfall. With current models pointing to the west coast or panhandle of Florida, he said.
“We’ll continue to monitor this storm’s progress,” We’ll keep an eye on the storm’s progress,” says the forecaster.DeSantis said at a news conference on Sunday, warning “even if you are not necessarily in the direct line of the firestorm,” there’s going to be pretty broad impacts throughout the state.”
The tropical storm was expected to become a hurricane late Sunday or early Monday. Then Before reaching western Cuba, it will intensify into a major hurricane. According to the National Hurricane Center.
Florida’s East Coast is Not Entirely Clear
Flash flooding and urban flooding are both possible. Through midweek, the Florida Keys and the Florida peninsula, With heavy rainfall possible later this week in north Florida, the Florida panhandle, and the United States southeast. Floridians were advised to have hurricane plans and monitor updates on the storm’s evolving path.
President Joe Biden also declared a state of emergency, directing the Department of Homeland Security. Disaster relief will be coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Protect people and property. Due to the storm, the president canceled a trip to Florida scheduled for September 27.
On Sunday, a hurricane warning was issued for Grand Cayman and the Cuban provinces of Isla de Juventud, Pinar del Rio, and Artemisa.
According to Cuban state media, emergency officials met to plan for the storm’s arrival, and Evacuations are being planned. However, none have been ordered as of Sunday. The National Hurricane Center predicts a major storm hitting the far western part of the island early Tuesday, close to the country’s most famous tobacco fields.
Stocking Up On Water And Sandbags
In an interview, Sunday, John Cangialosi, a senior hurricane specialist at the Miami-based center, said it is unclear where Ian will hit hardest in Florida. He said that residents should start preparations now, including gathering supplies for possible power outages.
“It’s difficult to say stay tuned, but that’s the right message right now,” Cangialosi said. “However, those in Florida still have time to prepare.” I’m not saying you should put up your shutters, but it is time to get your supplies.”
According to local media in Florida. Some areas have had a consumer rush on the water, generators, and other supplies where residents moved to stock up on goods ahead of the storm.
According to Kevin Guthrie, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the state has begun loading trailers with over 2 million meals and over 1 million gallons of water to be sent into affected areas. He stated that the state constantly communicates with local governments and processes resource requests.
NASA kept a close eye on Ian’s projected path while debating whether to move its new moon rocket away from the launch pad and into the shelter. Because of the storm, managers have already moved the test flight from this week to next.
Meanwhile, powerful post-tropical cyclone Fiona crashed Saturday ashore in the Atlantic Canada region in Nova Scotia. Houses are being washed into the sea, roofs are being ripped off, and power is being cut off—over 500,000 customers in two provinces.