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Hurricane Ian on his way to wreak havoc in Florida; Left Cuba without electricity - voila! news

2022-09-28T08:42:26.077Z

In Florida, businesses are closing and officials have ordered 2.5 million people to evacuate before the storm hits the coast. Ian is making its way to the southwest coast of the country after the winds in Cuba strengthened to 205 km/h. Ian is the first hurricane to hit the United States this year



Hurricane Ian on his way to wreak havoc in Florida;

left Cuba without electricity

In Florida, businesses are closing and officials have ordered 2.5 million people to evacuate before the storm hits the coast.

Ian is making its way to the southwest coast of the country after the winds in Cuba strengthened to 205 km/h. Ian is the first hurricane to hit the United States this year

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09/28/2022

Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 10:11 am Updated: 11:03 am

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On video: Hurricane Ian (Reuters)

Cuba's power grid has collapsed and the entire country is without power following Hurricane Ian, while residents in Florida are preparing for the arrival of the storm, which is expected to strengthen to Category 4.



Strong winds hit the western side of Cuba yesterday (Tuesday), causing damage to infrastructure, according to state media reports. And several large tobacco farms were destroyed.

The National Union of Electricity in Cuba announced that electricity would gradually be restored throughout the day.

The island's old power grid suffers frequent blackouts, but officials say the storm is too strong and 11.3 million people are without power.



In Florida, businesses are closing and officials have ordered 2.5 million people to evacuate before the storm hits the coast.

Ian is making its way to the southwest coast, after the winds strengthened to 205 km/h in Cuba. The storm is expected to strengthen further as it passes over the Gulf of Mexico and reach the Tampa Bay area today.

Satellite image of Hurricane Ian (Photo: Reuters)

Preparing for Hurricane Ian in Florida (Photo: Reuters)

Ian is the first hurricane to hit the United States this year, and the first major hurricane to hit the Tampa area since 1921. Officials issued a hurricane watch Monday and warned of high winds and flooding.

"This is a life-threatening situation," the National Weather Service said.

"People who are in these areas should take all necessary steps to protect life and property from the water and other dangerous situations."

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The storm is already causing disruptions across Florida.

Universities closed their campuses this week, Disney World and Universal Orlando were closed.

North of there, lawmakers in Washington, D.C. postponed the January 6, 2021 Events Committee hearing. In



Tampa Beach, residents were ordered to evacuate.

Many rushed to prepare for the worst.

The containers ran out of mineral water.

The international airport in Tampa, where about 60 thousand passengers pass through on average per day, announced the provision of the services starting yesterday.

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