US Hurricane Ian: Hurricane 'Ian' wreaks havoc, hits Florida coast, search continues for 20 missing

Publish Date: 29 Sep, 2022 |
 

There has been news of a boat sinking off the coast of Florida due to Cyclone Ian. It is being said that this boat belonged to Cuban migrants, about 20 people are said to be missing in the accident. The US Coast Guard has started a search for those missing in the accident. Hurricane Ian made landfall on the southwest coast of Florida on Wednesday as a Category 4 monster with powerful winds and torrential rain. Due to this, the roads there have been submerged and many cars have been washed away in it. There are reports of widespread damage in Florida from the "devastating" hurricane.

All commercial flights closed

Hurricane Ian has closed all commercial flights to and from airports in Tampa and Orlando, and power outages affected 850,000 homes. Officials have issued warnings in all areas and said that there is a possibility of rain up to two feet (61 cm). For the next 24 hours, there is a possibility of heavy destruction due to the storm in the state.

Cyclone Ian has caused severe destruction in Florida, US. It is believed to be one of the most dangerous hurricanes ever to hit America. In a video shared on social media, some houses are seen being swept away by the storm-caused floods.

Millions of people affected

The National Hurricane Center said that due to Hurricane Ian, winds gusts up to 150 miles or 240 kilometers per hour. The NHC said at around 11:00 a.m. local time Wednesday that winds later reached 90 mph, which converted the storm into a category one. At present, Florida is witnessing strong winds and flooding due to the storm. Ian has affected millions of people throughout the southeastern states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

 

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