Hurricane Ian update – live: Biden declares state of emergency in South Carolina as storm re-strengthens

Hurricane Ian latest update: The tropical storm is regaining strength as a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches South Carolina
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After spending most of Thursday as a tropical storm, Ian has become a hurricane again as it takes aim. South Carolina coastline.

the president Joe Biden declared a state of emergency for the state.

Ian is forecast to make landfall somewhere nearby Charleston, South Carolina, today at 2 p.m. This will cause life-threatening flooding, storm surge and strong winds in some areas FloridaGeorgia and North and South Carolina, respectively National Hurricane Center.

“Ian may strengthen slightly before making landfall and is forecast to weaken rapidly over the southeastern United States Friday through Saturday,” the advisory said.

Meanwhile, dozens of rescue operations are underway in Florida after unprecedented flooding from one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the United States.

Thousands of people were stranded across the state as Coast Guard helicopters were seen plucking people from rooftops after several feet of water poured into neighborhoods. An additional 2.5 million people remain without electricity.

Damage and economic losses Hurricane Ian According to the latest estimates, it could reach 120 billion dollars.


Orlando International Airport to reopen after Hurricane Ian closure

Orlando International will reopen at 12:00 ET (BST) on Friday, September 30 after a two-day closure. Hurricane Ian.

A hurricane hit FloridaA devastating Category 4 hurricane hit the Gulf Coast early Wednesday, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the United States. It then weakened and was downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday before once again strengthening to hurricane strength on Friday.

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Residents in North Port sought refuge

Residents of North Port, Florida have been asked to shelter in place until 6:00 a.m. today due to flooding from Hurricane Ian.

North Port officials announced a city-wide curfew for residents from 8 p.m. yesterday.

“With Hurricane Ian rainwater flowing southward from our northward track, there is a strong potential for water levels to continue to rise throughout the city in the coming days,” city officials said.


2.07 million homes are still without power in Florida

according to PowerOutage.usAbout 2.07 million homes and businesses in Florida were still without power as of early Friday morning.

As of Thursday, there were 2.6 million Floridians without power in the state.

Florida Power & Light, the state’s largest energy provider, said in a tweet: “Downed trees, high winds and flooding are causing problems, but we are working around the clock to repair and restore all areas.”


Tom Brady pledges to help with Hurricane Ian

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has announced that he will donate money to Hurricane Ian relief efforts.

He said in a tweet: “We are happy to be able to go home Sunday night, but many people in Florida will not be able to do the same. I will be donating to the Florida Disaster Fund to get things started and I hope the rest of the NFL family in our state will follow suit.”

The team’s owners, the Glazer family, also announced that they are donating $1 million to “organizations that support those most affected” in Florida.


‘A once in 1,000-year rainfall event,’ says Florida meteorologist Ian

ICYMI: Hurricane Ian will go down in the history books as one of the worst to make landfall in the U.S. with a triple threat: severe surge, wind and rain. Rapid intensification near land is indicated by bright lightning and a clear eye. 1 in 1,000 rain event east west of track,” WFLA-TV (Tampa Bay) Chief Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli tweeted.


Charleston residents have been asked to stay indoors as Hurricane Ian heads toward South Carolina

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg is asking residents South CarolinaAs Hurricane Ian heads toward the city, it’s the biggest city to stay home and stay out of harm’s way.

A storm strengthened again in the form of a hurricane Thursday afternoon and is forecast to make landfall in the state today.

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A luxury McLaren P1 has been washed away from a Florida garage after Hurricane Ian

ICYMI: THE McLaren The P1, worth about $1 million, was washed away from its owner’s garage and submerged under several feet of water. Hurricane Ian spent Florida neighborhood.

The footage was shared on social media by the owner of the luxury car in Naples, Florida.


Orlando International Airport will reopen today

Orlando International Airport will reopen today, two days after being forced to close due to Hurricane Ian.

In a statement, officials said the airport “will resume flights beginning Friday at noon Eastern Time.”

The decision to open was made “after a thorough investigation of any property damage and careful consideration of the safety and security of the traveling public and airport staff.”

Tampa and Jacksonville International Airports are also reopening today.


Cubans suffer power outages as a result of the hurricane

The government did not say what percentage of the population was without electricity, but electricity authorities said Thursday that only 10 percent of Havana’s population of 2 million had electricity.

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Hurricane Ian is moving toward the Carolinas after hitting Florida

A resurgent Hurricane Ian continues to hit the South Carolina coast and historic Charleston, where forecasters predict increased storm surge and flooding.

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