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Hurricane Ian in Florida | Where and when will the cyclone make landfall in Florida? | Tampa | What category is Hurricane Ian? | Miami | United States | Don DeSantis | NHC | WORLD

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The residents of Tampa, in the southeastern United States, were preparing this Tuesday for the arrival of the , after the authorities issued an evacuation order in the most vulnerable areas. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued a storm surge warning for this western city of whose metropolitan area is built around a bay.

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This warning “means that there is a danger of life-threatening flooding,” the NHC said.

The hurricane Ianreinforced with winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers / hour), corresponding to category 4 (of 5) is approaching the west coast of Florida at a speed of 9 miles (15 kilometers), which will reduce before making landfall.

Local residents load construction materials to protect their home in Kissimmee, Florida, on September 26, 2022. (Gregg Newton / AFP)

In a special bulletin, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the United States warned that the hurricane is about 65 miles (100 km) south-southwest of Punta Gorda, in Southwest Florida.

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In the trajectory graph, the impact zone is located further north, in the bay of Tampa.

A Gulfport Beach resident sets up sandbags as she prepares for Hurricane Ian to hit Florida.  (EFE/EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH).
A Gulfport Beach resident sets up sandbags as she prepares for Hurricane Ian to hit Florida. (EFE/EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH).

The dangerous storm surge that Ian will produce in its wake can raise sea levels by as much as 16 feet (4.8 meters) in some portion of Florida’s plague coast.

“We know that we are going to have a great impact in the state of Florida”, the governor said on Monday Ron DeSantis.

While the federal government assured this Monday in a statement that the response activities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) “are already underway.”

The path of Hurricane Ian.  (EFE).
The path of Hurricane Ian. (EFE).

According to the EFE agency, Ian may make landfall on a strip of Florida’s coastline along the Gulf of Mexico running from the bay Tampawhere more than 3.1 million people reside, to the county of Escambia.

The media of Tampa reported this Monday on the best routes for those who decide to leave their places of residence while the hurricane Ian is near the area and what to take with you.

The AP agency reported that Floridians queued for hours in Tampa to collect sandbags and buy bottled water until the store shelves are empty.

Florida: Governor Ron DeSantis asks the population to prepare for Hurricane Ian.  (Video capture).
Florida: Governor Ron DeSantis asks the population to prepare for Hurricane Ian. (Video capture).

The governor DeSantis warned that Ian could hit large areas of the statecutting power and disrupting fuel supplies as it moves north off the state’s Gulf Coast.

“You have a significant storm that may end up being a Category 4 hurricane,” DeSantis said at a news conference. “That’s going to cause a lot of storm surge. You’re going to have flood events. You’re going to have a lot of different impacts.”

DeSantis said the state has suspended tolls in the Tampa Bay area and mobilized 5,000 New York State National Guard troops. Floridawith another 2,000 on standby in neighboring states.

President Joe Biden it also declared an emergency, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA to coordinate disaster relief and provide assistance to protect lives and property. The president postponed a trip scheduled for Tuesday to Florida due to the hurricane.

A satellite image of Hurricane Ian.  (AFP).
A satellite image of Hurricane Ian. (AFP).

This Monday, the authorities reported on tips to protect homes and businesses and how not to put life at risk, and enable sandbag distribution sites to prevent water from entering buildings, while supermarkets and gas stations receive many more customers. than normal.

According to meteorologists National Hurricane Center, Ian’s possible effects on Florida They are a rise in sea level due to storm surges, which means seawater entering the land, strong winds, which can damage infrastructure and buildings, and heavy rains, which can cause flooding.

Authorities in Hillsborough and Manatee counties have issued the first mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders. and have asked tourists to return to their places of origin.

Similar measures, along with the opening of shelters and the closure of schools and public buildings, are expected in the rest of the area that will be affected by Ianespecially that of the bay of Tampa.

Ian not only punish the west coast of Florida, but also the Florida Keys. The southwest and southeast of the state will feel the rains from their outer bands, according to the set of alerts issued this Monday by the NHC.

The last major hurricane to hit Florida was Michael in 2018. Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach (northwest of the state) on October 10, 2018 with winds of 160 miles per hour (more than 250 km / h) and caused the sea level to rise to 4.2 meters.

With information from EFE and AFP

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