(CNN Spanish) — Florida is already on alert Hurricane IanIt threatens to bring strong winds and dangerous storm surge to the state after crossing Cuba.
There is a Uncertainty The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says Ian’s path and intensity are “above normal,” warning of possible damage along much of Florida’s west coast.
So far, it is expected to make landfall on the west coast of Cuba around 2pm Miami time on Tuesday. After crossing the Caribbean nation, the storm will continue towards the United States, where efforts are already underway to tackle its path.
Governor Ron DeSantis said at a news conference Sunday that there are two forecast models for Hurricane Ian: one that could make landfall in the Tampa Bay area, and another that points to northeast Florida (in the Panhandle).
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There is still no consensus on predictions about whether a landslide will hit the US this Sunday on Thursday or Friday. Forecasters expect it to reach Category 4 in the Gulf of Mexico and weaken before reaching Florida.
DeSantis activated the National Guard on Sunday, saying that while the storm’s path is still uncertain, impacts will be widely felt across the state. There were also state and federal disaster declarations over the weekend.
“We’re going to continue to monitor the path of this storm, but it’s very important to highlight the uncertainty that still exists,” the governor said, warning people that even if the storm weakens before making landfall, “it’s still going to be there.” have significant implications.”
Expected impacts include heavy rain and wind, flash flooding, storm surge and isolated tornadoes, DeSantis says.