After hitting Cuba: Florida is preparing for Hurricane Ian, which is fast approaching

The great fear of Hurricane “Ian” continues to increase, when today (Tuesday) in the United States, residents living on the Florida coast, where the hurricane is expected to hit soon, began to evacuate. “Ian”, which hit the coast of Cuba earlier today, continues to gain speed and is expected to move in a north-northwest direction now.

According to experts, the hurricane is expected to hit the southeastern Gulf of Mexico soon and from there move towards Florida. Although the exact path of movement is not yet clear, forecasts show that the area of ​​the city of Tampa is the area where the hurricane is expected to hit significantly, for the first time since 1921.

Residents of Florida in final preparations for Hurricane Ian (Photo: Reuters)

“This is an event that we have not seen in our entire lives and we must take it seriously,” meteorologist Rick Davis told CNN. A travel warning was issued for the entire region due to a tropical storm, with a similar warning also issued for the east coast of Florida.

The great fear of the storm led officials to order the closing of schools and the cancellation of all flights in the country, as the military began to move ships and planes out of the danger line. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned of power outages, as well as possible evacuations and fuel shortages, telling people to “make preparations now.” The mayor of Tampa called on the people of the city to leave immediately and not try to take equipment with them: “There is no point in messing with property, if you can leave now – leave.”

Residents of Florida in final preparations for Hurricane Ian (Photo: Reuters)Residents of Florida in final preparations for Hurricane Ian (Photo: Reuters)
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