Florida on High State of Alert as Hurricane Ian Set To Make Landfall

Victoria Colson, 31, of Tampa loads sandbags into her truck along with other Tampa residents who waited for over 2 hours at Himes Avenue Complex to fill their 10 free sandbags on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (Luis Santana/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Florida is preparing for one of the worst storms in years as Hurricane Ian is set to make landfall.

This Sunday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis cautioned about the approaching storm and communicated his anxiety and guidance for residents of the Sunshine State.

DeSantis has now initiated the National Guard. He’s readied supplies of food for Florida residents who will have to stay in shelters and others who are in risk of losing their homes.

What Else Did DeSantis Say?

During the public interview, DeSantis said regardless of whether Hurricane Ian shifts its direction throughout the following couple of days and loses strength, it’s better for individuals to be cautious and take precautions.

As he said, people ought to become mindful and deal with potential issues that will influence them, like blackouts, for example.

Tropical Storm Ian will cross over the fairly warm water of the Gulf of Mexico before hitting Florida. It is probably going to turn into a hurricane by then; despite the fact that it’s still actually classed as a tropical storm by meteorologists

With the possibility of it becoming a hurricane in mind, Joe Biden declared a state of emergency on Saturday and began sending federal aid and preparatory help.

DeSantis expressed gratitude toward him for that, regardless of the conspicuous political crack between the two. As a matter of fact, Biden pledged to campaign in support of DeSantis’ main competitor in the Florida gubernatorial race, a man by the name of Charlie Crist.

Crist, a delusional leftist with way more of a chance than he should have, is hoping to win the upcoming midterms, despite DeSantis’ surging popularity. The campaign rally where Biden was going to stump for Crist was postponed, due to Ian’s approach.

What to Expect From Tropical Storm Ian

Ian is quite likely to upgrade to a hurricane as it makes landfall; it is normal to cause a great deal of property damage.

Hopefully, no lives will be lost, however, the tempest is supposed to hit up to 130 miles each hour in speed. It might turn into a Classification 4 tropical storm, so all potential safety measures ought to be taken and those close to the coast ought to look for shelter.

Heavy downpour is likewise projected to cause flooding, which can happen quickly and take numerous lives. Ian is expected to make landfall in the next few days later this week.

Florida’s local FEMA chief Kevin Guthrie said aid trucks are already setting up at shelters throughout the state with food and water.

He urged everyone in Florida to get enough food and water to be able to have what they needed while the storm causes disruptions.

He urged everyone to follow directions to evacuate immediately who are in danger zones as directed by the state.

Be Prepared

DeSantis says he does not believe Hurricane Ian will reach the level of Hurricane Michael in 2018, a Category 5 hurricane that took 74 lives and caused $26 billion in property damage.

Nonetheless, it is crucial to be prepared and never underestimate the danger of natural disasters.


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