Hurricane Ian leaves 11 million in Cuba without electricity as it heads towards Florida

9/28/2022 4:45:00 PM

The hurricane made landfall as a Category 3 storm on the island's western end and devastated Pinar del Rio province, destroying some of the country's most important tobacco farms.

Hurricane Ian is set to hit Florida after knocking out electricity for millions in Cuba. Florida has seen huge waves and strong winds as the area braces for the hurricane. Latest US news:

The hurricane made landfall as a Category 3 storm on the island's western end and devastated Pinar del Rio province, destroying some of the country's most important tobacco farms.

Image:Destruction in Pinar del RioImage:People in Key West - and wider Florida - have been told to take the warnings seriously and shelter. Pic: APUS President Joe Biden cancelled a planned trip on Tuesday and called mayors in three Florida cities to assure them federal support is ready to deploy food, fuel and shelter.

A total of 29 emergency shelters have already been set up by FEMA personnel sent to the state on Monday.Image:One of Cuba's famed vintage cars is stopped in its tracks by IanImage:Traffic builds along the interstate out of Tampa as people try to escape before the hurricane approaches. Pic: AP

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Pictures: Cuba, Florida Braces for Hurricane IanNBC must really think we are fools. Since when did the people of Cuba have voting rights over the communist regime? This is nothing but a pro gay anti god advertisement.

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Ian is heading towards the Florida Keys, a popular holiday destination, made up of many islands, some less than a mile wide.Listen to this article Loading audio.days after Fiona devastated Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.Shares The Category 3 storm could devastate parts of Cuba and Florida (Picture: REX/Getty/EPA) Hundreds of thousands of people in Cuba and Florida have been told to evacuate their homes as Hurricane Ian threatens a ‘major disaster’.

Image: Destruction in Pinar del Rio Image: People in Key West - and wider Florida - have been told to take the warnings seriously and shelter. Pic: AP US President Joe Biden cancelled a planned trip on Tuesday and called mayors in three Florida cities to assure them federal support is ready to deploy food, fuel and shelter.. A total of 29 emergency shelters have already been set up by FEMA personnel sent to the state on Monday. 7 photos 1/7 NOAA Hurricane Ian approaches western Cuba late Monday morning, Sept. Image: One of Cuba's famed vintage cars is stopped in its tracks by Ian Image: Traffic builds along the interstate out of Tampa as people try to escape before the hurricane approaches.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate. Pic: AP Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, has declared a state of emergency and urged residents to prepare. But Ian will bypass Cuba’s most populated areas before gathering force and barreling towards the Florida coast as a 140mph Category 4 storm later in the day, forecasts indicate.

He warned of"broad impacts throughout the state" and said the weather system brought with it a risk of a"dangerous storm surge, heavy rainfall, flash flooding, strong winds, hazardous sea, and isolated tornadic activity". A Category 4 storm - on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale - carries winds of up to 130 miles per hour. 2/7 Cristobal Reyes/Orlando Sentinel via Getty Images A Publix store in the Metrowest was nearly sold out of water, Sept. Flooding is predicted for much of the Florida peninsula midweek, and then heavy rainfall is possible for the southeast of the US later this week. Related Topics . "The time to evacuate is now.