Florida National Guard activated as Ian continues to intensify

9/26/2022 4:21:00 AM

Forecasters expect the tropical storm to become a major hurricane that could affect much of the state, skirting its west coast later in the week.

The Florida National Guard has been activated as Ian is expected to grow into a hurricane Monday and strengthen into a Category 3 storm or stronger on Tuesday.

Forecasters expect the tropical storm to become a major hurricane that could affect much of the state, skirting its west coast later in the week.

Sept.for the state.DeSantis said he has activated 2,500 members of the Florida National Guard and said dangerous storm surges are possible as Ian moves north and gains strength.gaining strength and become a major hurricane in the coming days on a forecast track toward the state.

26, 2022, 12:24 AM UTC By More than 2,000 National Guard members began staging along Florida’s coast Sunday as a strengthening Tropical Storm Ian was forecast to become a large and powerful hurricane approaching the state.Ian was in the Caribbean Sea on Sunday night, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, the National Hurricane Center said , but the storm was intensifying."I encourage all Floridians to continue to monitor the storm and listen to local officials," DeSantis tweeted Saturday afternoon.Forecasters expect Ian to become a hurricane Monday and reach major status — meaning a Category 3 storm or greater — on Tuesday, the weather agency said.“Ian is going to be a large and powerful hurricane in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and spread its impacts over a large portion of the Florida peninsula,” Jamie Rhome, the acting director of the National Hurricane Center, said at a briefing Sunday.The Florida Keys as well as parts of southern and central Florida could get 2 to 4 inches of rain, with local maximums of up to 6 inches, starting Monday and lasting through Wednesday, per the NHC.The storm is expected to pass near or west of the Cayman Islands on Monday and then pass by or over western Cuba on Monday night and early Tuesday.President Joe Biden also declared an emergency , authorizing the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to coordinate disaster relief and provide assistance to protect lives and property.

It was forecast to skirt western Florida on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center.S.Florida Gov.Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for all of Florida because of the threat, and the Florida National Guard activated 2,500 service members.Some Floridians have been queuing to buy cases of water, generators and plywood with which to cover their windows,.The Guard began staging along the coast Sunday, the governor’s office said.“Make preparations now,” DeSantis said Sunday.The center issued an updated advisory at 5 a.

He said residents should anticipate power outages and fuel disruptions.President Joe Biden on Saturday approved Florida’s emergency declaration, which allows for federal aid.A tropical storm watch was issued Sunday for the lower Florida Keys, from Seven Mile Bridge south to Key West, the hurricane center said.Hurricane warnings have also been issued for Grand Cayman and the Cuban provinces of Isla de la Juventud, Pinar del Río and Artemisa.Tropical storm warnings covered the Cuban provinces of La Habana, Mayabeque and Matanzas, and Little Cayman and Cayman Brac were under a tropical storm watch.A hurricane warning remained in effect for the island and hurricane watches were issued for western Cuba.

Floridians were urged not to focus solely on the track of the center of the storm.The entire western coast of Florida is vulnerable to storm surge, said Rhome, of the National Hurricane Center.“I’m telling you: It doesn’t take onshore or a direct hit from a hurricane to pile up the water,” he said.Jamaica and the Cayman Islands were expected to get 3 to 6 inches of rain, with up to 8 inches in some areas, the hurricane center said.Western Cuba could get 6 to 10 inches, and up to 16 inches in some areas.m.

At 8 p.m.ET Sunday, the center of the storm was about 160 miles south of Grand Cayman, and it was moving northwest at 12 mph, the hurricane center said in an advisory.The government of the Cayman Islands said tropical storm winds were estimated to reach Grand Cayman at 5 a.m.About the Author.

Monday (6 a.m.ET).Shelters have been opened, and residents were urged to be prepared..

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Desantis and his 1 buddy can drop nukes in hurricanes right? A governor planning ahead. If only Nancy had said yes to the National Guard on January 6, then there's no committee and Liz may have won her primary. Amazing what a little planning can do! Just get rid of Florida and call it a day. get ready to fly it to Martha's Vineyards

The gas lines were crazy just two days ago. The grocery store's are emptying out fast. Winn Dixie and Publix said they are going to get as many products back on the shelves by Wednesday. Stay Safe. Make a family n friends plan. God Bless. ☮️💙 Maybe DeSantis shouldn’t be so busy trafficking refugees… I think Trump's asked the court for an order to nuke the hurricane.

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DeSantis declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Ian nearsFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for all of Florida on Saturday as Tropical Storm Ian approaches. Biden also declared an emergency for the state. The storm is slated to hit Florida midweek. DeSantis is huge on State Rights being separate from Federal Government Let the state deal with its own state of emergency I’m sorry to say this But something drastic needs to happen to show these people what MAGA PLANS TO DO Good to see that DeSantis can focus on something other than relocating immigrants from Texas to Massachusetts. Desantis is supplying free flights to Martha's Vineyard.

Then back to a 2 by landfall.

Gov. DeSantis activates national guard, warns of storm surge, power outages, fuel disruptions as Ian approachesGov. Ron DeSantis on Sunday morning warned of widespread power outages and fuel disruptions later this week as Florida prepares for the impact of Tropical Storm Ian, which was expected to become a powerful hurricane later in the day.

Florida monitors a growing Tropical Storm Ian in Caribbean | amNewYorkAuthorities and residents in Florida were keeping a cautious eye on Tropical Storm Ian as it rumbled through the Caribbean on Sunday, expected to continue gaining strength and become a major hurricane in the coming days.

Tropical Storm Ian predicted to intensify as it heads towards FloridaA potent tropical system is churning in the Caribbean on Friday, poised to strengthen significantly as it tracks north toward the Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical Storm Ian intensifies as it threatens FloridaTropical Storm Ian intensified yesterday night, and is forecast to rapidly strengthen through tomorrow. It could hit western Florida or other parts of the Gulf Coast as a powerful hurricane as early as midweek. LATEST: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for the entire state. The National Hurricane Center said Ian could become a hurricane tonight or tomorrow and reach 'major hurricane strength' by tomorrow night or early Tuesday. The Free State of Florida should be able to take care of itself just fine. No federal help.