3 February, 2023

Hurricane Ian leaves Cuba, heads to Florida and North Carolina

Ian strengthened Wednesday morning to a near major hurricane. 5, And it's about to hit Florida, where it is expected to make landfall in the next few hours at a point between the vicinity of Cape Coral and Sarasota, on the west coast of the peninsula according to reports from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), based in Miami.

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

U.S – Ian will cross the central Florida panhandle on Wednesday as an extremely dangerous near-category hurricane. 5.

Warn of danger of tidal waves, hurricane-force winds and life-threatening flooding.

Possible showers and winds were forecast as of Thursday 29 September in North Carolina territory as a result of the advance of Hurricane Ian, that has climbed to almost category 5.

Ian strengthened Wednesday morning to a near major hurricane. 5, And it's about to hit Florida, where it is expected to make landfall in the next few hours at a point between the vicinity of Cape Coral and Sarasota, on the west coast of the peninsula according to reports from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), based in Miami.

Ian is expected to cross the central Florida panhandle between tonight and Thursday morning and then out into the Atlantic later Thursday., according to forecasts.

Although its strength should decrease when it hits the ground, meteorologists warn that it will continue as a powerful hurricane during its passage through the peninsula.

A storm surge warning means there is a danger of life-threatening flooding from rising water moving inland from the coast.

The storm surge could cause flooding of up to 18 feet high on the southwest coast of Florida, from Englewood to Bonita Beach, including Charlotte Harbor, it coincides with the high tide, reported the NHC.

After Ian passed through Cuba, he left destruction in several areas of the Caribbean island, in which the authorities are in the verification phase, emergency response and debris removal, in addition to reestablishing damaged basic services.