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Live Updates: Hurricane Ian Rises

Hurricane Ian turned into an “extremely dangerous” tier 4 The storm packing gusts of 155 mph was expected to make landfall on the southwest coast of Florida early Wednesday. about 2.5 million people Were under compulsory evacuation order As the storm began to hit the Florida peninsula in the early hours with heavy rain and tropical-storm-force winds.

Ian wreaked havoc across western Cuba on Tuesday with winds of up to 125 mph. storm damage Knocking Cuba’s Power Grid OfflineLeaving the whole country in the dark on Wednesday morning.


Hurricane Ian knocked out power in Cuba

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Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg were among the cities facing the worst storms, but the latest forecasts suggested Ian would move a little further south with Ft. The Myers area is at risk of a potential direct hit. Given the size and strength of the storm and how the storm is expected to increase in coastal areas, officials were clear that much of Florida was at risk.

“It’s important to say that the Tampa Bay area, you’re not out of the woods yet,” Florida’s director of emergency management Kevin Guthrie said Tuesday, urging residents to “heed the warnings.”

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