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Hurricane "Ian" hits Cuba: Peak gusts of around 205 km/h - nationwide power failure

2022-09-28T05:23:47.643Z

Hurricane "Ian" hits Cuba: Peak gusts of around 205 km/h - nationwide power failure Created: 2022-09-28Updated: 2022-09-28 07:13 By: Martina Lippl Hurricane Ian knocked out electricity across Cuba. The hurricane is now moving towards Florida. The news ticker. Hurricane Ian continues on course for Florida Hurricane "Ian" hits Cuba with peak gusts of around 205 km/h - Florida evacuates 300,000 p



Hurricane "Ian" hits Cuba: Peak gusts of around 205 km/h - nationwide power failure

Created: 2022-09-28Updated: 2022-09-28 07:13

By: Martina Lippl

Hurricane Ian knocked out electricity across Cuba.

The hurricane is now moving towards Florida.

The news ticker.

  • Hurricane Ian

    continues on course for

    Florida

  • Hurricane "Ian" hits

    Cuba with

    peak gusts

    of around 205 km/h

    - Florida evacuates 300,000 people

  • Tropical storm "Ian"

    develops into a hurricane: Cyclone heads for Cuba and Florida - state of emergency declared

  • This news ticker about Hurricane Ian is updated regularly.

Update from September 28, 6:19 a.m

.: Hurricane "Ian" is currently over the Gulf of Mexico, the US weather service said.

The hurricane continues to head for Florida, as can be seen on current satellite images.

Hurricane Ian continues on course for Florida

"Ian" will cause a life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds and flooding across the Florida Peninsula, authorities warn on Twitter.

A storm surge warning has been issued for the Lower Florida Keys.

Experts believe Ian will make landfall as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane.

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All of Cuba in the Dark – Power Outage After Hurricane “Ian”

Update from September 28, 6:05 a.m

.: Hurricane "Ian" caused a nationwide power outage in Cuba.

Cuba's power grid is considered ailing and the infrastructure is outdated.

Restoring the power supply is a complicated process that will take place gradually during the night and in the morning.

In the capital, Havana, lights could only be seen in the few buildings that had generators — mostly hotels.

Parts of the country, including the capital, were without power for most of Tuesday.

Update from September 27, 5:12 p.m .:

The dangerous hurricane "Ian" has reached Cuba and caused flooding and damage there.

With sustained wind speeds of up to 205 kilometers per hour, the hurricane hit land near the town of La Coloma in the west of the Caribbean island early Tuesday, as the US Hurricane Center (NHC) announced.

After Cuba, the storm center was expected in the nearby US state of Florida.

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Social media users reported a terrifying night from the hard-hit areas of western Cuba.

A video showed a house flooded during heavy rain because the roof was missing.

Flooded streets and fallen trees were seen in several locations in pictures.

Communication with the people affected was restricted, according to reports on state television, internet access and telephone connections failed in some places.

It appealed to the solidarity that Cubans are known for.

The storm also made itself felt in the capital, Havana, with rain and strong winds. In view of the general lack of many products and basic necessities, the residents were only able to make makeshift preparations.

In addition, many houses in Cuba are in a state of disrepair and were therefore ill-equipped for a storm.

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in western Cuba

Update from September 27, 10:55 a.m

.: Hurricane "Ian" hit land in western Cuba with wind gusts of around 205 km/h.

Hurricane "Ian" hits Cuba: Peak gusts of around 205 km/h - Florida evacuates 300,000 people

Florida, meanwhile, has issued an evacuation order for Tampa residents.

300,000 people are affected.

Authorities warn that other regions and cities will follow in the next few days.

The situation could quickly deteriorate.

Hurricane Ian has been gaining strength in the past few hours.

Ian could develop into a Category 4 hurricane over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane Ian upgraded to Category 3

Update from September 27, 7:51 a.m

.: Hurricane "Ian" will soon make landfall in Cuba, the US weather agency's National Hurricane Center tweeted on Tuesday morning.

According to current data, the weather experts now estimate the wind speed at 185 km/h – sometimes even higher.

This makes Ian a Category 3 hurricane.

Hurricane "Ian" now a Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale since 2012

Update from September 27, 7:34 a.m.:

Hurricane "Ian" is gaining strength and is heading for Cuba and the US state of Florida.

The hurricane was a Category 2 out of 5, according to the US Hurricane Center.

"Life-threatening storm surges, hurricanes, flash floods and possible landslides" are expected in Cuba.

According to the latest information from the Cuban weather authorities, wind speeds of 111 km/h have already been measured on Isla de la Juventud.

The hurricane may then move further towards the west coast of Florida with a magnitude of 4.

Meteorologists there warn of storm surges from Wednesday – the risk is greatest between the cities of Fort Myers and Tampa.

Hurricane Ian heads for Cuba and Florida.

The people are preparing.

© ADALBERTO ROQUE/afp

Tropical storm "Ian" develops into a hurricane: Cyclone heads for Florida - state of emergency declared

First report from September 26, 2022

Miami – The US state of Florida is already declaring a state of emergency.

Tropical Cyclone Ian is heading for the coast.

The tropical storm continues to increase in strength.

"Ian" is expected to become a hurricane on Monday and continue to gain strength as a result, the US Hurricane Center (NHC) announced on Monday.

Hurricane "Ian": This course is taken by the tropical storm

Weather officials are watching "Ian" very closely.

It's the fourth hurricane of the season.

The tropical storm will first hit parts of Cuba and Jamaica.

Tropical storm Fiona had previously caused devastation in the Caribbean.

"Ian" is moving at a speed of 22 kilometers per hour, according to INSMET.

According to the Cuban weather authorities, the tropical storm will reach wind speeds of up to 120 km/h.

The storm center west of the Cayman Islands is therefore heading for the island.

The hurricane will hit the Florida coast in the middle of the week, the NHC said in a recent forecast.

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Tropical storm "Ian" is heading for the US state of Florida, as can be seen on the satellite image.

© Screenshot Noaa

US Hurricane Center warns of extreme storm surges

Strong winds and heavy rain are to be expected, especially in the western part of Cuba.

The water level there could rise up to four meters above normal.

The area around the capital Havana was also affected by tropical storm conditions.

The expected large amounts of rain could cause flash floods and mudslides in higher areas of Cuba as well as Jamaica.

Hurricane Ian: US President postpones trip to Florida

According to the information, heavy rain, flash floods and flooding are also expected in Florida by the middle of the week, first in the Florida Keys island chain and then further north.

The governor of the southeastern US state, Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency as a precaution and called on the population to take precautions.

US President Joe Biden, who wanted to travel to Florida for a campaign event on Tuesday, postponed the trip because of the storm.

(ml/dpa)

Source: merkur

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