Hurricane Ian threatens Cuba after Fiona passes through Canada

Tropical Storm Ian, which became a category 1 hurricane on Monday, September 26, 2022, threatens Cuba and Florida after Canada suffered immense damage during the passage of Fiona.

“Ian Becomes a Hurricane”announced the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), warning that“Additional rapid strengthening is expected today”. The Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane strength runs from 1 to 5. Ian was heading northwest toward western Cuba and the Cayman Islands with sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour, according to the NHC. The US National Hurricane Center issued a “hurricane warning” for various regions of Cuba (Isla de la Juventud, Pinar del Río and Artemisa). The largest island in the British Territory of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, has also issued a hurricane warning. Ian should be near her on Monday.

into a hurricane “important”

The NHC had indicated on Sunday that it expected Ian to become a hurricane within the next 24 to 48 hours. “important”that is, according to its nomenclature, capable of inflicting damage “devastating”damaging houses, uprooting trees and interrupting the supply of water and electricity.

Hurricane Ian (AFP - Sophie RAMIS)

Hurricane Ian (AFP – Sophie RAMIS)

The organization classifies as hurricanes “important” those whose winds reach at least 178 km/h, that is, categories 3, 4 and 5 of the so-called “Saffir-Simpson” scale. Ian must go up, through the Gulf of Mexico, towards Florida, which has already begun to take precautions. NASA has completed the takeoff scheduled for this Tuesday of its new megarocket to the Moon, from the Kennedy Space Center located in this southern state of the United States.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in all 67 counties on Sunday and officials were ramping up preparations. “Heavy rain, high winds, flash flooding, storm surge and even isolated tornadoes are expected.”he declared. The governor asked residents to stock up on food, water, medicine and fuel, as well as prepare for power outages. Mr. DeSantis assigned 2,500 National Guardsmen to the[…]

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