Hurricane Ian - live updates: Fears of major flooding as 'extremely dangerous' eyewall moving onto US shore

9/28/2022 9:05:00 PM

Hurricane Ian latest updates as storm approaches the Florida coast; more than two million under evacuation orders; others told to 'take this seriously' and 'hunker down'; severe winds and rain already hitting coastline.

Hurricane Ian is approaching the coast of Florida, where it's expected to be one of the 'strongest storms ever' to hit the US. There are concerns it could bring 'devastating' storm surge. Sky's marthakelner is in Fort Meyers, Florida. Latest:

Hurricane Ian latest updates as storm approaches the Florida coast; more than two million under evacuation orders; others told to 'take this seriously' and 'hunker down'; severe winds and rain already hitting coastline.

19:04:18The National Hurricane Center has said these surges are"often the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane."The waters may take a couple of days to fully subside.Satellite images show hurricane approachingWith just over an hour until Hurricane Ian is set to make landfall, terrifying footage is emerging from across Florida. 

18:06:3017:55:04"Widespread considerable flash, urban, and river flooding is expected across portions of southern Florida through Wednesday, and northeast Florida, southeastern Georgia, and coastal South Carolina later this week through the weekend."

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Timing matters: age-dependent impacts of the social environment and host selection on the avian gut microbiota - Microbiome

Background The establishment of the gut microbiota in early life is a critical process that influences the development and fitness of vertebrates. However, the relative influence of transmission from the early social environment and host selection throughout host ontogeny remains understudied, particularly in avian species. We conducted conspecific and heterospecific cross-fostering experiments in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) and Bengalese finches (Lonchura striata domestica) under controlled conditions and repeatedly sampled the faecal microbiota of these birds over the first 3 months of life. We thus documented the development of the gut microbiota and characterised the relative impacts of the early social environment and host selection due to species-specific characteristics and individual genetic backgrounds across ontogeny by using 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing. Results The taxonomic composition and community structure of the gut microbiota changed across ontogenetic stages; juvenile zebra finches exhibited higher alpha diversity than adults at the post-breeding stage. Furthermore, in early development, the microbial communities of juveniles raised by conspecific and heterospecific foster parents resembled those of their foster family, emphasising the importance of the social environment. In later stages, the social environment continued to influence the gut microbiota, but host selection increased in importance. Conclusions We provided a baseline description of the developmental succession of gut microbiota in zebra finches and Bengalese finches, which is a necessary first step for understanding the impact of the early gut microbiota on host fitness. Furthermore, for the first time in avian species, we showed that the relative strengths of the two forces that shape the establishment and maintenance of the gut microbiota (i.e. host selection and dispersal from the social environment) change during development, with host selection increasing in import Read more >>

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Hurricane Ian Nears the Florida Coast, Threatening FloodsThe storm could become a Category 4 hurricane before roaring ashore on Florida's southwest coast on Wednesday afternoon Breaking News: Ron Desantis is redirecting hurricane Ian to marthas vineyard.

Hurricane Ian could hit Florida as Cat 4 storm after wiping out power supply to CubaHurricane Ian is set to hit Florida after having torn through all of Cuba and wiped out power supply.

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

Rescued Cats Evacuated From Florida Sent to Mass. Ahead of Hurricane IanDozens of cats who had been living at Florida shelters were flown up to Massachusetts Tuesday morning as the area prepares for Hurricane Ian. The 42 cats come from the Lee County Domestic Animal Shelter and Tampa’s Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center. They will undergo a 48-hour quarantine and then be readied for adoption by the MSPCA in Boston and…

Hurricane Ian: Florida fears catastrophic flooding as storm nearsFlorida's vulnerable Tampa Bay area could be struck directly for the first time in a century.

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.

Live reporting by Emily Mee 15:53:55 Watch our live stream With Hurricane Ian expected to make landfall soon, you can watch what's happening at Sunshine Skyway over Tampa Bay here.This GOES-East GeoCcolor satellite image taken at 12:41 a.Listen to this article Loading audio.Ian is heading towards the Florida Keys, a popular holiday destination, made up of many islands, some less than a mile wide.

  19:04:18 What is a storm surge? We've been talking lots about storm surges today, but not everyone will be familiar with the term.  As a hurricane approaches a coast, the swirling winds force ocean water up onto the land. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. Atmospheric pressure from the storm will also help squeeze the water ashore. The hurricane is expected to get even stronger over the warm Gulf of Mexico, reaching top winds of 130mph as it approaches the southwestern coast of Florida, where 2.  The National Hurricane Center has said these surges are"often the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane. NOAA via AP CURT ANDERSON/AP September 28, 2022 3:02 AM EDT ST." Water is able to move fast in a surge, sweeping people away, throwing about boats and vehicles and destroying structures. Pic: AP Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, has declared a state of emergency and urged residents to prepare.

  It takes six inches of fast-moving water to knock over an adult. — Florida residents rushed to board up their homes, stash precious belongings on upper floors and flee from oncoming Hurricane Ian, fearing the monstrous storm that knocked out power to all of Cuba and left 11 million people without power would slam into their state’s west coast with catastrophic winds and flooding on Wednesday. A Category 4 storm - on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale - carries winds of up to 130 miles per hour.  Storm surges can become even more dangerous if they coincide with high tide, and a powerful storm surge can sweep away roads, erode beaches and contaminate land with salt water. The waters may take a couple of days to fully subside. “We live in a high risk zone, so we thought it best to evacuate. Many of the 1,500 people killed during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 lost their lives directly or indirectly due to storm surges. Get on the road," Florida's director of emergency management, Kevin Guthrie, said during a news briefing on Tuesday evening, urging residents to escape while they could. The terrifying footage below shows the storm surge caused by Hurricane Ian.5 million Florida residents ordered to evacuate in anticipation of a powerful storm surge, high winds and flooding rains.

.. The U. Picture: Alamy Governor Ron DeSantis warned late Tuesday night that evacuation would become difficult for those who waited much longer to flee because increasing winds would soon force authorities to close highway bridges. 18:33:47 Satellite images show hurricane approaching These latest extraordinary images taken by the National Hurricane Center show how close Hurricane Ian is to Florida's coastline.  18:17:28 The latest footage from the ground With just over an hour until Hurricane Ian is set to make landfall, terrifying footage is emerging from across Florida. National Hurricane Center predicted Ian could become a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane with winds up to 130 mph (209 kph) before roaring ashore on Florida’s southwest coast on Wednesday afternoon.  In Fort Meyers, news footage captured a dangerous storm surge rushing past.S.

  Similar scenes were caught on camera at Sanibel Island. Workers board up the windows on the historical Henry B. And in Punta Gorda, trees struggle as the wind howls. 18:06:30 Cubans deal with destruction after Hurricane Ian People in the Cuban capital, Havana, are now clearing up after the storm wreaked havoc across the city. 27, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. Officials have since set up 55 shelters, evacuated 50,000 people, and took steps to protect crops, especially tobacco.  Fallen trees are being cleared while officials try to get power back to residents after an outage across the country.  17:55:04 Fears of flooding disaster after up to 25 inches of rain Some areas are set to contend with two feet or more of rainfall, causing freshwater flooding. Ron DeSantis said in Sarasota, a coastal city of 57,000 in the storm’s projected path.

  "Widespread, life-threatening catastrophic flash, urban, and river flooding is expected across central Florida," the National Hurricane Center said. As the storm's centre moved into the Gulf, scenes of destruction emerged in Cuba.  "Widespread considerable flash, urban, and river flooding is expected across portions of southern Florida through Wednesday, and northeast Florida, southeastern Georgia, and coastal South Carolina later this week through the weekend.” Ian’s forward movement slowed over the Gulf, enabling the hurricane to grow wider and stronger." 17:45:44 Hurricane Ian expected to make landfall in two hours The latest forecasts show the storm will make landfall on Florida's coast at 7.30pm UK time (2. Petersburg, which could get their first direct hit by a major hurricane since 1921.30pm local time).

  Hurricane Ian's most dangerous winds have begun hitting the southwest coast as the storm approaches landfall.m.  It is expected to cause a catastrophic storm surge, high winds and flooding in the Florida peninsula.  17:34:06 'Too late to evacuate' warning as police removed from streets Police officers are no longer on the streets of Sarasota due to the"hazardous conditions", the city's mayor Erik Arroyo has said. Maximum winds are about 120 mph (193 kph) with higher gusts.  "We just made the decision just now to withdraw all of our police officers from the streets just because of the sustained wind pressure that we've been having," he told CNN.  He warned that over the next few hours, people will have to"hunker down" as it is"too late to evacuate at this point".6 meters) if it peaks at high tide.

  Police have an evacuation plan and had been redirecting traffic, he said.  "Our main priority is the safety of our residents and we've been preparing for this for years. Read More: These Six Places Will Face Extreme Climate Change Threats Gil Gonzalez wasn’t taking any chances. For this particular hurricane, we've been preparing since last week," Mr Arroyo said. 17:23:45 'We're not out of danger yet', mayor warns Tampa residents Tampa may be avoiding the worst of Hurricane Ian, but its mayor still has a warning for residents. He and his wife packed their car with bottled water, flashlights, battery packs for their cellphones and a camp stove before evacuating.  Jane Castor posted a video on Twitter telling locals that"we're not out of danger yet", with rain and high winds still expected.

  17:15:36 The latest pictures from Florida 16:52:06 The eye of Hurricane Ian pictured from space The astonishing photographs below were taken from the International Space Station at around midday. Airports in Tampa, St. They show Hurricane Ian just south of Cuba, and moving towards the south coast of Florida. It is due to make landfall there in the early hours of tomorrow morning. Disney World theme parks and Sea World in Orland all closed ahead of the storm. The category-four hurricane will approach northeastern Florida, Georgia and South Carolina by late tomorrow. Due to your consent preferences, you’re not able to view this. Glyn and Christine Williams of London were told to leave their hotel near the beach when evacuations were ordered.

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