Hurricane Ian nears Florida landfall with 155 mph winds

9/28/2022 3:59:00 PM

Hurricane Ian is quickly gaining monstrous strength as it moves over oceans partly heated up by climate change. This turbocharging of storms is likely to become even more frequent, scientists say.

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Hurricane Ian is quickly gaining monstrous strength as it moves over oceans partly heated up by climate change. This turbocharging of storms is likely to become even more frequent, scientists say.

ST. PETERSBURG , Fla., (AP) — Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida 's southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph (250 kph), just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status.

Air Force hurricane hunters confirmed Ian“This is going to be a nasty nasty day, two days,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said early Wednesday, stressing that people in Ian’s path along the coast should rush to the safest possible shelter and stay there.“If you are in any of those counties it is no longer possible to safely evacuate. It’s time to hunker down and prepare for the storm,” DeSantis said. “Do what you need to do to stay safe. If you are where that storm is approaching, you’re already in hazardous conditions. It’s going to get a lot worse very quickly. So please hunker down.”

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Now being told HurricaneIan is a rare Category5 beast. Such Intensity is 1 of the indicators of ClimateCrisis. ExtremeWeather Flooding Tornadoes BeSafeEverybody CompassionSavesLives NOT stay in a Trailer. Get as fair away from a trailer park as possible due to flying debris and walls! HurricanIan DeadlyStructures TrailerParkCentral

Those waters have always been warm in the summer. There is one in Jupiter bigger than the earth and more powerful than anything we have here! The climate must be changing in Jupiter! Dam it! I wanted to vacation there Climate is always changing! It would be really interesting to find out who is paying for the bots in these threads.

Hurricanes are NOT due to climate change. Science shows no change in average size or intensity over 100 years. Natural phenomena. Nonsense Literally no reason what so ever to have added the heated by climate change lol RockstarGames using that 2 billion dollars to reboot Florida!!! HurricaneIan rockstargames

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Hurricane Ian nears Florida coast, threatening floods, winds ST. PETERSBURG , Fla. (AP) — 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. Stay safe Florida. Prayers from Nebraska. Hopefully we can all come together to help rebuild once the skies clear. ❤️👍 Looks like almost the whole state. Hugs from Texas. Why has Ron desantis been so quiet..has he jumped ship

What about all the other strong, powerful storms of the past. I’m thinking Donna in the 60’s. You can still see sideways growing trees in mid-Florida area from that storm. Was that climate change? Nope just Hurricane season. Stop trying to make a political buck out of the norm! All of the media work hand in hand with the dictators of a new Marxist world. Notice how they are barking orders already to do as told by 'officials.' New World Order out of the chaos they are creating. Let's roll with God instead of reacting to terrorism.

Losing respect day by day. Climate change? Jesus you people are liars. Oh yes Govt can control the weather if given enough tax money BS, these storms are in decline. 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡 No they did not, lemon got burned on live tv for saying the same stupidity Be prepared for the unexpected. We were prepared for a hurricane but a fire destroyed our home. Fire Tears Through Miami Home During HurricaneIrma PTSD Pet Cat Rescued | NBC 6 South Florida

Trump, sit back and watch a true professional and leader in President Biden how to deal with national disasters. The GOP still won't do shit to help, so it's on the Democrats to pull us through again and make sure that you let the nation know who we are!

Hurricane forces NASA moon rocket to shelter; launch on holdCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Ian is prompting NASA to move its moon rocket off the launch pad and into shelter, adding weeks of delay to the lunar-orbiting test flight. Mission managers decided Monday to return the rocket to its Kennedy Space Center hangar.

Keep carrying that water AP!! another once respected new agency bites the dust... More like the water was heated up by summer temps that heat the Gulf of Mexico every year. So basically summer. Stop with the climate change hysteria! It's the freaking weather! Love that Anthropogenic Global Warming of… checks notes… 1780… HurricaneIan

'scientists say' Reporter: I found someone to confirm my bias! Editor: Quote'em. The Galveston TX hurricane in 1900 killed an estimated 6,000-12,000 people. No early warning systems back then. There's very little data for weather extremes prior to the late 1800s. Even temperatures have only been consistently tracked since around 1880.

AP used to be a news gathering organization. They’re looking more and more like lapdog mail carriers for lib Democrats. “Last week, the Biden administration requested the assistance of State National Guards to deploy to Washington, D.C. I have rejected this request — there will be no Florida Guard sent to D.C. for Biden’s State of the Union,” DeSantis tweeted.

Stoking the climate change propaganda. 'PARTLY' heated by climate change. WTH? It's CLIMATE CHANGE. There's nothing 'partly' about it! Welcome to the new normal

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😂 NOT CLIMATE CHANGE 🙄 Not to worry, most likely a FEMA HOAX meant to scare predominantly R Lee County MAGA's, you know, like Sandy Hook. What the hell does 'partly heated by climate change' mean? Y'all are an agenda driven joke. Go home, you're drunk. Climate change crisis is a hoax And sadly you’ll never convince Republicans of climate change It’s up to the rest of us who understand science and facts to save ourselves

Can't Biden just grab a marker and make it go the other direction? Seems like the faculty in the climatology departments have been bored the last few years, so they all borrowed imposing terms like ‘turbocharging’ and made up others like ‘intensification.’ Go back and watch the tapes of Sandy making landfall. No one mentioned these words.

Someone get Trump a magic marker. We got this. so are all Hurricanes moving forward a direct result of climate change?

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Can’t report without sticking the climate change pitch in there can you guys? There is zero monstrous about this storm. I'm in it. It's nothing folks. Duct tape here to fix things if needed. You mean heated up by the sun. Scientists say? The same guys who get endless government grants to study climate. Scientists say 5 billion year old planet will be doomed in next decade if we don’t throw more money their way. Brandon, checks in the mail and more coming. Hoping storm is severe to support cause.

Water temp is the same now as the 1926 hurricane that destroyed Miami. This is not climate change, stop politicizing this Climate change is not real This has absolutely nothing to do with climate change!SMDH Oh ffs

Bam! NASA spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defense testCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth. The galactic slam occurred at a harmless asteroid 7 million miles (9.6 million kilometers) away, with the spacecraft named Dart plowing into the space rock at 14,000 mph (22,500 kph). Wouldn't this be a job for SpaceForceDoD ? Are they in training like the guys in Armageddon? Why do they exist? We already had that, It's f'n NASA I’d like to have impact into dat blonde Bet she just rambled on and on and on …

lol turbocharge, so warm gulf waters strengthen hurricanes, thank you for the update. Also what does 'partly' mean? Can there be more precision? Or just going to leave that intentionally vague?

Hurricane Ian nears Florida landfall with 155 mph winds Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida 's southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph (250 kph), just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. Damaging winds and rain lashed the state, and the heavily populated Naples to Sarasota region was at “highest risk” of a devastating storm surge. U.S. Air Force hurricane hunters confirmed Ian gained strength over warm Gulf of Mexico water after battering Cuba , bringing down the country’s electricity grid and leaving the entire island without power. Hundreds of thousands of Floridians have faced mandatory evacuation orders. Officials say power outages can also be expected statewide, with reports of more than 70,000 homes and businesses in South Florida already in the dark. Yahoo...? I seem to recall them existing at one point. Oh well, Yahoo panders to the lowest common denominator.

Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph (250 kph), just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status.Vietnam imposes curfew, evacuations ahead of Typhoon Noru “It is a big storm, it is going to kick up a lot of water as it comes in,” Florida Gov.FILE - The NASA moon rocket stands on Pad 39B before a launch attempt for the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the moon at the Kennedy Space Center on Sept.Updated: Sep.

Damaging winds and rain lashed the state, and forecasters said the heavily populated could be inundated by a storm surge of up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) Air Force hurricane hunters confirmed Ian gained strength over warm Gulf of Mexico water after battering Cuba, bringing down the country’s electricity grid and leaving the entire island without power. He warned at a news conference: “This the kind of storm surge that is life threatening. Ian was centered about 65 miles (105 kilometers) west-southwest of Naples at 7 a. 26, 2022, to move its moon rocket off the launch pad and into shelter due to Hurricane Ian's uncertain path.m. A hurricane warning covering roughly 220 miles (350 kilometers) of the state’s included Fort Myers as well as Tampa and St., swirling toward the coast at 10 mph (17 kph).m.

“This is going to be a nasty nasty day, two days,” Florida Gov. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Wednesday at 2 a. Mission managers decided Monday to return the rocket to its Kennedy Space Center hangar. Ron DeSantis said early Wednesday, stressing that people in Ian’s path along the coast should rush to the safest possible shelter and stay there. The massive storm appeared on track to slam ashore somewhere north of Fort Myers and some 125 miles (201 kilometers) south of Tampa, sparing the bay area from a rare direct hit from a hurricane. that the storm is moving closer to the west coast of Florida, moving north-northeast about 10 mph (17 kph) toward Naples. The area is popular with retirees and tourists drawn to pristine white sandy beaches and long barrier islands, which forecasters said could be completely inundated. With the latest forecast showing no improvement, managers decided to play it safe. Catastrophic storm surges could push as much as 18 feet (3. Forecasters said the storm surge could reach 12 feet (3.m.

6 meters) to 16 feet (4.9 meters) of water over a nearly 100-mile stretch of coastline, from Bonita Beach north through Fort Myers and Charlotte Harbor to Englewood, the hurricane center warned. Rainfall near the area of landfall could top 18 inches (46 centimeters). Managers will assess their options once the 322-foot (98-meter) Space Launch System rocket is safely back in the hangar. Rainfall near the area of landfall could top 18 inches (46 centimeters). “If you are in any of those counties it is no longer possible to safely evacuate. He boarded the windows of his Tampa home with plywood and laid down sandbags to guard against any flooding. It’s time to hunker down and prepare for the storm,” DeSantis said.1 billion test flight will kick off NASA’s return to the moon since the Apollo moonshots of the 1960s and 1970s. Disclaimer.

“Do what you need to do to stay safe. “All the prized possessions, we’ve put them upstairs in a friend’s house,” Gonzalez said. If you are where that storm is approaching, you’re already in hazardous conditions. It’s going to get a lot worse very quickly. Petersburg and Key West closed. ___ The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. So please hunker down.” More than 2. A couple from England on vacation in Tampa found themselves faced with riding out the storm at a shelter.

5 million people were under mandatory evacuation orders, but by law no one could be forced to flee. The governor said the state has 30,000 linemen, urban search and rescue teams and 7,000 National Guard troops from Florida and elsewhere ready to help once the weather clears. Because the airport shut down, they could get no flight home. “The assets we have are unprecedented in the state’s history and, unfortunately, they’ll need to be deployed,” DeSantis said. Florida residents rushed ahead of the impact to board up their homes, stash precious belongings on upper floors and join long lines of cars leaving the shore. Her husband insisted all would be fine. “You can’t do anything about natural disasters,” said Vinod Nair, who drove inland from the Tampa area Tuesday with his wife, son, dog and two kittens, seeking a hotel in Orlando, where only tropical-storm force winds were expected.

“We live in a high risk zone, so we thought it best to evacuate. “So we’re quite happy doing what we’re doing.” Winds exceeding tropical-storm strength of 39 mph (63 kph) reached Florida by 3 a.m. Flash floods were possible across the whole state, and portions of its east coast faced a potential storm surge threat as Ian’s bands approach the Atlantic ocean. and the first hurricane-force winds were recorded by 6 a.m. Meanwhile, there was still uncertainty over precisely where landfall would occur.

, well in advance of the eyewall moving inland, the Miami-based center said. Overnight, Hurricane Ian went through a natural cycle when it lost its old eye and formed a new eye. As a precaution, hundreds of residents were being evacuated from several nursing homes in the Tampa area, where hospitals also were moving some patients. The timing was bad for the Florida coast, because the storm got stronger and larger only hours before landfall. Ian went from 120 mph (193 kph) to 155 mph (250 kph) in just three hours, the second round of rapid intensification in the storm’s life cycle. Georgia Gov. “With the higher intensity you’re going to see more extensive wind damage.

The larger wind field means that more people will experience those storm-force winds,” University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy said. Before turning toward Florida, Ian made landfall early Tuesday in Cuba’s Pinar del Rio province, striking with sustained top winds of 125 mph (205 kmh) and causing destruction in the island nation’s world-famous tobacco belt. And “it will really increase the amount of storm surge.” Ian’s forward movement shifted slightly southward, likely sparing Tampa and St. No deaths were reported. Petersburg their first direct hit by a major hurricane since 1921. ADVERTISEMENT Instead, the most damaging winds could hit a rapidly developing coastline where the population has jumped sevenfold since 1970, according to the U. Others opted to stay at their damaged houses.

S. Census, which shows Lee County has seen the eighth largest population growth among more than 180 Atlantic and Gulf coast counties in the past 50 years. “But here we are alive, and I only ask the Cuban revolution to help me with the roof and the mattress. There were 250,000 people in the Fort Myers/Lee County mandatory evacuation zones, and authorities worried ahead of the storm that only 10% or so would leave. Gil Gonzalez wasn’t taking any chances. AP NEWS. He boarded the windows of his Tampa home with plywood, laid down sandbags, and with his wife, packed their car with bottled water, flashlights, battery packs for their cellphones and a camp stove before evacuating.

“All the prized possessions, we’ve put them upstairs in a friend’s house,” Gonzalez said. Airports in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Key West closed, as did Disney World theme parks and Sea World in Orlando ahead of the storm. A British couple vacationing in Tampa found themselves without beds. Glyn and Christine Williams of London were told to leave their hotel near the beach when evacuations were ordered.

Because the airport shut down, they could get no flight home. “Unfortunately, all the hotels are full or closed, so it looks as though we’re going to be in one of the shelters,” Christine Williams said. ADVERTISEMENT Her husband insisted all would be fine. “You know, you got to go with the flow,” Glyn Williams said. “So we’re quite happy doing what we’re doing.

” The precise location of landfall was still uncertain, but with Ian’s tropical storm-force winds extending 175 miles (280 kilometers) from its center, flash floods were possible across the whole state. Parts of Florida’s east coast faced a storm surge threat as well, and isolated tornadoes were spinning off the storm well ahead of landfall. One tornado damaged small planes and a hangar at the North Perry Airport, west of Hollywood along the Atlantic coast. Florida Power and Light warned those in Ian’s path to brace for days without electricity. As a precaution, hundreds of residents were being evacuated from several nursing homes in the Tampa area, where hospitals also were moving some patients.

Parts of Georgia and South Carolina also could see flooding rains and some coastal surge into Saturday. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp preemptively declared an emergency, ordering 500 National Guard troops onto standby to respond as needed. Before turning toward Florida, Ian struck Cuba’s Pinar del Rio province with sustained winds of 125 mph (205 kph) and causing destruction in the island nation’s world-famous tobacco belt. No deaths were reported.

Local government station TelePinar reported heavy damage at the main hospital in Pinar del Rio city, tweeting photos of collapsed ceilings, widely flung debris and toppled trees. Some people left the stricken area on foot, carrying their children, while buses tried to evacuated others through waterlogged streets. Others opted to stay at their damaged houses. ADVERTISEMENT “It was horrible,” said Yusimi Palacios, a resident of Pinar del Rio inside her damaged house. “But here we are alive, and I only ask the Cuban revolution to help me with the roof and the mattress.

” ___ Associated Press contributors include Christina Mesquita in Havana, Cuba; Cody Jackson in Tampa, Florida; Freida Frisaro in Miami; Anthony Izaguirre in Tallahassee, Florida; Mike Schneider in Orlando, Florida; Seth Borenstein in Washington and Bobby Caina Calvan in New York. AP NEWS .