Winds of 240 km/h, giant waves and flooding were recorded by the National Hurricane Center (NHC)
Hurricane Ian hits Florida with Category 4
Described as “extremely dangerous” Hurricane Ian made landfall Florida around 3:05 pm local time (4:05 pm in Brasília), with winds of up to 240 km/h and reached the island of Cayo Costa, according to the NHC. His recent passage has already left the state in a catastrophic situation. Strong winds, tidal waves and flooding were recorded at the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The impact of the Category 4 cyclone on the west coast of this southeastern state is imminent. United States. The impact zone was further north, in Tampa Bay. According to PowerOutage.us, which aggregates data from utilities across the state, more than a million homes are without power. An evacuation order was issued in the morning for a dozen coastal Florida counties, with a voluntary evacuation recommendation for several other cities, according to emergency services. Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency in dozens of counties. “This is going to be an unpleasant day, two days,” he said. The Pentagon has deployed 3,200 national guards and another 1,800 troops are on the way. Authorities in several municipalities distributed sandbags to help residents protect their homes. The fourth hurricane of 2022 in the Atlantic basin formed last weekend in the central Caribbean, passing through Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba before entering the Gulf of Mexico yesterday. According to the NHC the Ian will change course north tomorrow. That same day in the afternoon, he will emerge in the Atlantic.
*RARE* first person view of storm appears. This camera is 6 feet off the ground on Estero Blvd in Fort Myers Beach, FL. Not sure how much longer it keeps working. You’ll see it live only on@weatherchannel #Ian pic.twitter.com/WwHtvgVxjY
— Mike Bettes (@mikebettes) September 28, 2022