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Hurricane Ian to strike Florida at Cat 4, knocked out power to all of Cuba

Published on Sep 28, 2022 10:46 AM IST
  • The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicted Ian could become a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane with winds up to 130 mph (209 kph) before roaring ashore on Florida's southwest coast on Wednesday afternoon.
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Powerful Hurricane Ian left a trail of destruction and knocked out power to all of Cuba leaving 11 million people without power on Tuesday. Florida residents braced for a direct hit from the "extremely dangerous" storm that is already pummeling the US state with high winds.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 28, 2022 10:46 AM IST

Powerful Hurricane Ian left a trail of destruction and knocked out power to all of Cuba leaving 11 million people without power on Tuesday. Florida residents braced for a direct hit from the "extremely dangerous" storm that is already pummeling the US state with high winds.(AFP)

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Florida residents rushed to board up their homes, stash precious belongings on upper floors and flee from oncoming Hurricane Ian(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Florida residents rushed to board up their homes, stash precious belongings on upper floors and flee from oncoming Hurricane Ian(AFP)

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Hurricane Ian hit Cuba which has been struggling with an economic crisis and has faced frequent power outages in recent months. It made landfall as a Category 3 storm on the island’s western end, devastating Pinar del Río province, where much of the tobacco used for Cuba’s iconic cigars is grown.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 28, 2022 10:46 AM IST

Hurricane Ian hit Cuba which has been struggling with an economic crisis and has faced frequent power outages in recent months. It made landfall as a Category 3 storm on the island’s western end, devastating Pinar del Río province, where much of the tobacco used for Cuba’s iconic cigars is grown.(AFP)

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The storm damaged Cuba's power network and plunged the island into darkness, leaving it "without electrical service," state electricity company Union Electrica said on Twitter.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The storm damaged Cuba's power network and plunged the island into darkness, leaving it "without electrical service," state electricity company Union Electrica said on Twitter.(AFP)

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicted Ian could become a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane with winds up to 130 mph (209 kph) before roaring ashore on Florida's southwest coast on Wednesday afternoon.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 28, 2022 10:46 AM IST

The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicted Ian could become a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane with winds up to 130 mph (209 kph) before roaring ashore on Florida's southwest coast on Wednesday afternoon.(AFP)

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Hurricane-force winds were expected in Florida well in advance of the storm's eyewall moving inland.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hurricane-force winds were expected in Florida well in advance of the storm's eyewall moving inland.(AP)

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“It is a big storm, it is going to kick up a lot of water as it comes in,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said in Sarasota, a coastal city of 57,000 in the storm's projected path. He warned at a news conference saying, “This the kind of storm surge that is life threatening.”(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 28, 2022 10:46 AM IST

“It is a big storm, it is going to kick up a lot of water as it comes in,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said in Sarasota, a coastal city of 57,000 in the storm's projected path. He warned at a news conference saying, “This the kind of storm surge that is life threatening.”(AFP)

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Hurricane Ian’s forward movement slowed over the Gulf, enabling the hurricane to grow wider and stronger.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hurricane Ian’s forward movement slowed over the Gulf, enabling the hurricane to grow wider and stronger.(AFP)

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A hurricane warning covering roughly 220 miles (350 kilometres) of the state included Fort Myers as well as Tampa and St. Petersburg, which could get their first direct hit by a major hurricane since 1921.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A hurricane warning covering roughly 220 miles (350 kilometres) of the state included Fort Myers as well as Tampa and St. Petersburg, which could get their first direct hit by a major hurricane since 1921.(AFP)

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The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. that a storm surge warning has been issued for the Lower Florida Keys. The storm is moving toward the north-northeast about 100 miles (160 kilometres) southwest of Naples, Florida. Maximum winds are about 120 mph (193 kph) with higher gusts.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. that a storm surge warning has been issued for the Lower Florida Keys. The storm is moving toward the north-northeast about 100 miles (160 kilometres) southwest of Naples, Florida. Maximum winds are about 120 mph (193 kph) with higher gusts.(REUTERS)

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Forecasters said the storm surge could reach 12 feet (3.6 meters) if it peaks at high tide. Rainfall near the area of landfall could top 18 inches (46 centimetres).(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Forecasters said the storm surge could reach 12 feet (3.6 meters) if it peaks at high tide. Rainfall near the area of landfall could top 18 inches (46 centimetres).(AFP)

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