By afternoon PT, Ian was about 80 km southwest of Punta Gorda, Florida. 250 km per hour – According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in the US.
Venice, a coastal city of about 24,000 people, halfway between Tampa and Fort Myers, has already seen heavy rain and wind. Many streets were flooded and the storm had to bend palm trees at 45 degrees. Also destroys billboards and road signs.
So say the forecasters Storm Ian will produce waves of up to 3.7 metres Heavy thunderstorms. Hurricanes are also possible. – I wish this prediction will not come true. We’ll be talking about this storm for years, maybe Historical event – said Ken Graham, director of the National Weather Service (NWS).
Over in Florida on Wednesday 200,000 residential buildings and workplaces were left without power “The thought of what will happen in the next 24-48 hours is a drop in the ocean,” said Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Earlier this week, officials ordered Evacuation of over 2.5 million people. Those who chose to stay put despite the warnings saw the storms raze the landscape and lose homes throughout the neighborhood.
Hotels along Interstate 75, which runs along Florida’s west coast, are overflowing with people seeking shelter.
Hurricane Ian. Earlier, it was predicted to be a Category 3 cyclone
Earlier on Tuesday, more than 2.5 million people were under evacuation orders or natural disaster warnings. Even then, Ian is forecast to move along the Florida Gulf Coast It will be a Category 3 or 4 hurricane. It is now known to be the fifth most intense hurricane ever to hit the United States.
By Wednesday, nearly 60 school districts across Florida would be closed, and some schools were being used this way. Evacuation shelters. Due to weather, airlines More than 2,000 planes recalled in US
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