Hurricane Ian battered the Florida coast of the United States on Wednesday, dumping torrential rain and howling winds. Images from the hurricane, which is now known to be one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the United States, showed reporters being blown away by the strong winds and sharks living in city streets after being washed ashore.
A category 4 storm blasted into the Florida shore, with winds reaching 241 kilometers per hour (kmph). According to PowerOutage.us, more than 1.8 million individuals in Florida were without power. According to the Associated Press, nearly every home and business in three counties was without electricity.
The hurricane blew up electric transformers, and sparks lit up the Florida sky. Prior to making landfall in Florida, the storm ripped through Cuba, killing two people. It also knocked out the country’s electrical grid, leaving 11 million people without power. Officials at the US border said that 20 Cuban migrants were missing after their boat sank off the coast of Florida as a hurricane was coming.
As the hurricane caused severe flooding around Florida, the federal government sent out 300 ambulances with medical teams and got ready to give out 3.7 million meals and 3.5 million liters of water until the storm passed.
US Vice President Joe Biden informed the public that the government will “be there to help you clean up and rebuild, to help Florida get back on its feet.”. “We’ll be there every step of the way,” he added. That is my unequivocal commitment to the people of Florida. “
According to estimates, more than 1 million homes and businesses in southwest Florida lost power as Hurricane Ian made landfall and began pounding the state’s west coast with severe winds and flooding on Wednesday afternoon.
Before the “extremely dangerous” category four hurricane hit Lee County, Florida, it had gusts of 150 mph and a storm surge that was more than seven feet high in Naples. The National Hurricane Center has also warned that storm surges in Lee and Charlotte counties could be as high as 18 feet.
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