• Storms, floods and tornadoes in several counties and the Miami metropolitan area are expected in the following days as Storm Ian progresses, which could become a hurricane no later than Tuesday with a high impact in Florida that day and Wednesday, advances the Meteorological

Storm Ian could reach greater strength on Tuesday or Wednesday and become a hurricane before hitting Florida, the Miami office of the National Weather Service (NWS) reported.

Ian is forecast to be a major hurricane over the SE Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Tuesday, heavy rains and flooding would be recorded in different Florida counties, including the Miami metropolitan area.

Tropical storm-force wind gusts, heavy rain/flash flooding, coastal flooding, and isolated tornadoes are possible in South Florida beginning Tuesday and continuing through Wednesday.

This Sunday, the entity registers average temperatures, in some cloudy areas, but the weather would change towards Sunday night and Monday.

So far, Storm Ian maintains winds of 50 miles per hour (about 80 kilometers per hour), causing an impact on the weather on the East Coast of the United States.

The storm is still near Jamaica heading toward Cuba, where it would impact on Monday.

The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, expanded the emergency alert in the entity in the face of the possible impact of the storm.

President Joe Biden approved the emergency declaration for that state on Saturday night, which will allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to deploy financial and human resources “at its discretion” to deal with the disaster.

The NWS indicated that the monitoring of the storm is continuous, so any adjustment to the trajectory that, “however minimal”, will have an impact on Florida, will be reported.

Upon reaching Florida as a hurricane, the greatest impacts are expected to occur in the counties of Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, according to a report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to which FEMA reports.

There would also be damage in Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and St. Lucie and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Categorized in: