Biden said Hurricane Ian could be the “deadliest” in Florida’s history

USA President Joe Biden warned on Thursday that Hurricane Ian Possibly the “bloodiest” in Florida history he claimed He will travel to the site “when conditions permit”.

This could be the hurricane The deadliest in history From Florida,” he said after visiting the headquarters of the agency in charge of natural disasters (FEMA) in Washington, AFP reported.

“The numbers are not clear yet, but we have received information It shows a great loss of life.” of the cyclone, which devastated parts of this southeastern state of United State.

“When conditions permit, I will go to Florida,” the president said, adding that he would too Planning to visit the territory of the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, Still recovering from Hurricane Fiona.

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Ian, which was downgraded to a tropical storm, made landfall Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 (on a scale 5) hurricane in southwest Florida, before continuing its way across the state, with Strong winds and heavy rain. Some physical damage was already visible a few hours after the tornado passed.

For these hours more than 2.6 million homes or businesses remained without electricity, Out of a total of 11 million, according to the specialist website PowerOutage.

BidenAnnounce this Thursday Disaster in Florida hurricane passing IanCategory 4, which involves funds for home repairs and temporary shelter, after a meteorological phenomenon dictated the order More than 2 million people have been evacuated.

With the official announcement, the president ordered a Hand over federal aid to local authorities to begin work on recovery in the hardest-hit areas, Especially in Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Hardy, Hillsboro, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties.

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Reporting by Cynthia Zack.

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