Hurricane Ian News and how it affects us? This Monday, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC)determined that Tropical Storm “Ian” became a Category 1 hurricane, which will bring waves more than four meters high and winds of up to 135 miles per hour (mph).
Track of Hurricane Ian. Source: NBC News.
Tropical Storm Ian became a hurricane this morning and is currently on its way to Cuba. Authorities have issued a weather alert for Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean state of Quintana Roo as Tropical Storm Ian approaches the area..
“Although the storm has become Hurricane Ian since the first ‘blue alert’ was issued, authorities maintain that Quintana Roo remains under the blue alert. The battery is expected to gradually move towards north about 350 kilometers off the coast of Cancun, and while it will not make landfall there, heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms are expected across much of the region over the next 48 to 72 hours.” (Source: The Cancún Sun)
On the way to Florida
“Ian” is expected to reach American shores between Wednesday and Thursday, after wreaking havoc in Cuba, where it will arrive between Monday and Tuesday, according to the American newspaper Daily Mail.
The NHC estimates that “Ian” will strengthen to become a “major” Category 3 or greater hurricane on Sunday; therefore, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in all 67 counties.
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 26, 2022
Experts expect this new hurricane to cause the worst devastation in Florida since the last recorded weather phenomenon in 1921 in Tampa Baywhich recorded winds of 115 mph and waves over three meters high that destroyed several areas and large buildings due to the deadly storm surge.
This would be the worst hurricane in more than 100 years in the city of Tampa, Florida. as it will be affected by this monstrous hurricane that has already caused hysteria among citizens who are panic buying in stores and malls.
They are running out of supplies and basic necessities, especially drinking water, radios, gasoline, sandbags and wooden planks that residents will use to cover their windows that will help protect them from the terrible passage of the monster hurricane.
People are fleeing Tampa to other states such as Miami, Cape Coral and Orlando, which are experiencing congestion of citizens, which also, according to daily mailthey are looting shops and stores to stock up on essentials before the arrival of the dreaded ‘Ian’.
So, if you are in Cancun, the Riviera Maya, or anywhere on the Yucatan Peninsula, even though the hurricane is not directly affecting the area, please follow all government recommendations and see our previous article on information about the hurricane season.