The Tropical Storm Ian The Meteorological Institute (INSMT) said it would intensify Sunday afternoon as it advanced across the Caribbean Sea to become an extremely intense hurricane, and a “potential hazard” to western Cuba.
Ian, the ninth storm of the current Atlantic hurricane season, was located 470 kilometers south of Big Cayman and 900 kilometers southeast of Cape San Antonio, in far western Cuba.
Forecasts are that within the next 12 to 24 hours, this tropical object, which now has maximum winds of 85 kilometers per hour (km/h), will begin to tilt its course to the northwest and will gain regulation.
The Insmett Forecasting Center notes that it is maintaining a “close watch” of Ian’s development and future trajectory, which could cause strong and intense winds and rain in western Cuba, as well as coastal flooding in the lower reaches of the southern coast this Monday.
Cuban meteorologists warn that there are “extremely favorable” conditions for this system to intensify further as it passes through the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, with temperatures between 29 and 31 degrees Celsius, and turns into a hurricane on Sunday.
In the meantime, the authorities and neighbors in Florida is receiving good news that the south of the state has left the path of a tropical storm.
“Although Miami is no longer in the cone of Tropical Storm Ian, we want to make sure everyone is safe and ready for the 2 to 4 inches of heavy rain we expect during Wednesday morning.. “The City of Miami will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to all residents,” Miami Mayor Francis Suarez wrote on his Twitter account.
conservative, Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency across Florida yesterday, expanding an initial order that affected more than two dozen counties. He urged people to prepare for a storm that could bring torrential rains across much of the state, as well as storm surge and storm surge.
“This storm has the potential to intensify into a powerful hurricane and we call on all Florida residents to make preparations,” DeSantis said in a statement. “We are coordinating with all state and municipal government partners to monitor the potential consequences of this storm.”
president, Joe Biden also declared a state of emergency The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are authorized to coordinate disaster relief and provide assistance to protect life and property. The president postponed a trip to Florida scheduled for September 27 due to the storm.
At Pinellas Park near Tampa, people lined up outside Home Depot when it opened at 6 a.m. Saturday, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Wendy McCarney, the store manager, said they had sold 600 water boxes by early afternoon and the generators ran out.
People also bought panels to protect their windows. “It’s better to have and not need it than to have and not have it,” Matt Beaver, of Pinellas Park, told The Times.
while, A powerful post-tropical cyclone Fiona hit Nova Scotia on Canada’s Atlantic coast on Saturday. It swept homes into the sea, ripping off roofs and leaving more than half a million customers without power in two counties.
(With information from EFE)