Hurricane Ian approaches Florida transformed into a monster that borders on category 5

After its devastating passage through Cuba, Hurricane Ian heads to the west coast of Florida transformed into a monster that borders on category 5, the maximum on the Saffir-Simpson scale. A hurricane “extremely dangerous”, according to the US National Hurricane Center, which says it could “cause fatal damage, catastrophic winds and flooding”. More than two and a half million people are under mandatory evacuation orders.

The US authorities seekat least 23 Cuban migrants, who disappeared in the sinking of their boat in full alert for the hurricane. It happened this Wednesday in the Florida Keys. Four other people who were traveling with them managed to swim to shore.

It is an “extremely dangerous” hurricane, according to the United States National Hurricane Center.

“It’s possible that it could make landfall as a Category 5. But it’s certainly a very powerful hurricane that will have serious effects in southwest Florida, and as it goes through the state it’s going to have very, very serious effects in terms of wind, rain, floods… It’s going to be a terrible day or two”Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said.

With sustained winds of 250 kilometers per hour and higher gusts, Ian will be the most powerful hurricane to make landfall on the west coast of the Florida peninsula.

“The threat is real”

US President Joe Biden has said that “the threat is real”urging all affected citizens not to take the warnings lightly.

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