This article covers all the information regarding Hurricane Ian that has recently hit Orlando and other places too. So, read to know more about its causes and effects and what Flordia’s governor has to say on this!
Hurricane in Orlando Impact [Latest Update]
A major hurricane named Hurricane Ian hit the county of Florida on Wednesday. The National Hurricane Center said it hit the county with a maximum wind speed of 150 mph. According to a meteorologist, before it hits the coast of northeastern Florida and Georgia on Thursday and Friday night, Hurricane Ian will hit Florida probably on Wednesday and Thursday.
More than 1.8 million people in Florida are now without power as Hurricane Ian hit the Florida coast. Hurricane Ian is considered one of the most powerful storms that can destroy everything. The hurricane has turned many streets into rivers and indicates fatal damage as it has high and enough vehemency to cause tornados, flash flooding, and further ruination.
It is being said that it will be as same as Hurricane Charley, which caused a lot of destruction 18 years ago with a wind speed of 150 mph. The National Hurricane Center asserted that the eye of the Category 4 hurricane entered near Cayo Costa State Park at 3:05 p.m. It is located north of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. It has created fear in the residents of Charlot and Lee counties for the last 48 hours.
Its speed has gradually decreased; its maximum speed was 140 mph when it hit the land. Hurricane Ian is also expected to come near Cayo Costa, Florida, with a winds speed of 150 mph. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Orange, Brevard, Seminole, and Volusia counties. The residence can face flood by 4 a.m. and Osceola County by 3:15 a.m.
The National Hurricane Center said in their 11 p.m. advisory on Wednesday that Further weakening was expected for the next day or so. Still, Ian could be near hurricane strength when it moved over the Florida East coast the following day and when it approached the northeastern Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina coasts on Friday.
The NWS said The threat of significant catastrophic flooding was expected to develop that night and on Thursday for areas from North Osceola and North Brevard, entailing metro Orlando. Flooding can be peculiarly dangerous at night.
Hurricane Warnings have been declared for the following counties: Polk, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, and Volusia. Hurricane Ian will hit Orange, Osceola, and Semolina with the expected wind speed of 50 to 70 mph and gusts of 90 to 100 in the evening and night. In lake county, the prediction is nearly 75 to 80 mph.
- Tropical Storm Warnings have been announced for the following Flagler and Marion Counties.
- Flood Advisory has been issued for Orange, Volusia, Seminole, Brevard, Osceola, and Lake.
- Tornado Watch has been issued for Brevard, Orange, Osceola & Seminole Counties on Thursday by 1 a.m.
Orlando emergency manager Manuel Soto and his team kept an eye on Hurricane Ian’s path after it reached Florida. He told the public to “Take action. Protect your home, your apartment, and yourself. You know, be prepared for any contingency, you know, we always talk about the three basic tenets of having a plan, having a disaster kit, and keeping yourself informed.”
Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando, said they were closely monitoring Ian, encouraging everybody to be prepared and assuming that the storm would hit them. It didn’t look like it would be a direct hit, but he told the public to be prepared.
What did Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis say on Hurricane Ian?
Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis said those who couldn’t rescue from evacuation zones would have to wait for rescue; the response could be late. He said they knew that there were folks who were in the high-risk zone, An evacuation zone, who were not evacuated. Some had called in, and those people were being logged, and there would be a response, but it was likely going to take a little time for that storm to move forward so that it was safe for the first responders to be able to do.
Ron DeSantis further added, “At a minimum, it’s going to be a very strong Category 4 that’s going to rank as one of the top five hurricanes to ever hit the Florida peninsula.” Its path was similar to Hurricane Charley; its consequences would be much more dangerous. They could compare Charley to that. Hurricane Ian was bigger than Charley. It had been as strong as Charley, but that was much smaller. So that was a big one. He thought they all knew there were going to be major effects.
Ron ordered to activate the Florida Disaster Fund so they could get funds from the people rather than items that they were sending.
He said that they had everything they needed in terms of the immediate response needs, but there would be thousands of Floridians who would need help in rebuilding. Ron DeSantis said that those who want to donate could visit the website visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org. Alternatively, they can text “disaster” to 2022.
Ron said that more than 250 aircraft, more than 1,600 high water vehicles, and more than 300 boats of different sizes are being used for rescue and delivering supplies. He said he wanted to thank many people who offered thoughts and prayers for the people facing the vicious storm now. Some people wanted to be able to do their part.
Ron requested Floridians to stay away from roads as it can be dangerous for them if they move on the road amid the Hurricanes. He added moving on roads can be dangerous for Floradian’s life.
What are the causes and effects of the Hurricanes?
Hurricanes are one of the most destructive kinds of natural disasters that have severely destroyed property and taken many lives every year. The great Galveston Hurricane, the world’s biggest hurricane, hit the United States in the 1990s. It took the lives of more than 1000 people and caused damage of an estimated worth of about $25 billion. In other tropical regions, it is also known as cyclones and typhoons.
It can only be formed in some tropical areas such as the eastern Pacific ocean, Atlantic ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. Warm water, moist warm air, and light upper-level winds play an important role in forming hurricanes. It forms when warm, moist air from the ocean’s bottom rises quickly and strikes with masses of cooler air.
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