Hurricane Ian News and how does it affect us? This Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC), determined that tropical storm “Ian” became a category 1 hurricane, which will bring waves of more than four meters high and winds of up to 135 miles per hour (mph).
Tracking Hurricane Ian. Source: NBC News.
Tropical Storm Ian developed into a hurricane this morning and is currently on track for Cuba. Authorities have issued a weather alert for Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean state of Quintana Roo as tropical storm Ian approaches the area.
“Though the storm has evolved into Hurricane Ian since the issuance of the first “blue alert”, authorities maintain that Quintana Roo remains under the blue alert. The battery is forecast to gradually move north some 350 kilometers off the coast of Cancun, and although it won’t make landfall there, heavy rain, strong winds, and thunder are expected across much of the region over the next 48 to 72 hours.” (Source: The CancunSun)
On its way to Florida
“Ian” is expected to reach the U.S. coasts between Wednesday and Thursday, after wreaking havoc in Cuba, where it will arrive between Monday and Tuesday, according to the U.S. newspaper Daily Mail.
The NHC estimates that “Ian” will strengthen to become a “major” hurricane of category 3 or higher by Sunday; therefore, the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency in all 67 counties.
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 26, 2022
Specialists expect this new hurricane to cause the worst devastation in Florida since the last weather phenomenon recorded in 1921 in Tampa Bay, which registered winds of 115 mph and waves of more than three meters high that destroyed several areas and large buildings due to the deadly tidal surge.
This would be the worst hurricane in more than 100 years in the city of Tampa, Florida, as it will be hit by this monstrous hurricane that has already caused hysteria among citizens, who are panicking shopping in stores and malls.
They are running out of supplies and basic necessities, especially drinking water, radios, gasoline, sandbags, and wooden planks that residents will use to cover the windows that will help protect them from the terrible passage of the monstrous hurricane.
People are fleeing Tampa to other states such as Miami, Cape Coral, and Orlando, which are experiencing congestion of citizens, who also, according to Daily Mail, are looting stores and stores to stock up on essential products before the arrival of the terrible “Ian”.
So if you happened to be in Cancun, the Riviera Maya, or anywhere in the Yucatan Peninsula, even though the hurricane is not directly hitting the area, follow all government recommendations and check out our previous article on Hurricane Season Information.