Hurricane Ian Heads Toward Florida Gulf Coast
Florida's Gulf Coast is on storm surge and hurricane watches as Hurricane Ian approaches landfall there. The latest forecast shows Hurricane Ian as a powerful Category 3 storm that is building as a Category 1 storm, and it is expected to hit Florida on Wednesday.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, as Republican facing reelection in November, has declared a state of emergency for all counties in Florida, and he has urged residents to prepare for power outages and storm damage. He has also put the National Guard on standby ahead of potential landfall. Meanwhille, President Biden has also declared a state of emergency so federal aid can support state and local efforts to respond to Hurricane Ian, and he has postponed a trip to Florida on Tuesday because of the storm. Exactly where the hurricane will come ashore is uncertain, but it is predicted to hit south of Tampa Bay after a potential first landfall in western Cuba. Residents of Tampa have been lining up to collect bags of sand and clearing store shelves of bottled water.
Sources from across the political spectrum have been covering Hurricane Ian, and are likely to contine to do so this week.
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From the CenterIan strengthens into a hurricane, heads toward Cuba and Florida
Hurricane Ian moved near the Cayman Islands and closer to western Cuba early Monday on a track to hit Florida as a major hurricane this week.
Ian was forecast to intensify rapidly and become a major hurricane as soon as late Monday before becoming an even stronger Category 4 hurricane over warm Gulf of Mexico waters before striking the west central coast of Florida on Wednesday.
Authorities in Cuba suspended classes in Pinar del Rio province and planned evacuations Monday as Ian gained strength on approach to Grand Cayman and...
From the RightHurricane Ian takes aim at Florida’s West Coast, panhandle
Hurricane Ian strengthened overnight, making Florida uneasy as the storm took an uncertain path toward its western coast.
The National Hurricane Center said Ian, which sustained winds of at least 75 mph, is expected to produce heavy rainfall, flash floods and mudslides in Jamaica and Cuba before potential flooding across the Florida Keys and Florida’s western side and panhandle by Tuesday or Wednesday.
“Ian is expected to be a major hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico during the middle of this week, but uncertainty in the track and intensity forecasts...
From the LeftFlorida under watches and warnings as Cat 1 Hurricane Ian expected to rapidly intensify
A large swath of Florida’s Gulf Coast is under hurricane and storm surge watches Monday from Hurricane Ian, which whipped up overnight and is expected to turn into major storm as it heads toward a potential first landfall in western Cuba.
The latest forecast showed Hurricane Ian crossing north of Tampa Bay as a powerful Category 3 storm and making landfall in the big bend as a Category 1 storm. But regardless of any future small shifts in the track, which forecasters warned could continue for the next few days,...