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Hurricane Ian Wreaks Huge Devastation in Florida; boats, structures floating around houses, 23 missing

Hurricane Ian Wreaks Huge Devastation in Florida; boats, structures floating around houses, 23 missing

Hurricane Ian has weakened to a Category 2 hurricane as it crosses the Florida peninsula, but forecasts warn that the massive storm will likely dump massive amounts of rain on inland communities, leading to significant flooding.

Buildings and vehicles affected have reportedly been discovered “just floating into the ocean”.

On Wednesday late afternoon, Hurricane Ian, a powerful Category 4 hurricane, made landfall in Florida.

The island of Cayo Costa, which is close to Fort Myers and Cape Coral, had southwest coast winds with a maximum sustained speed of about 250 mph.

By Wednesday night, more than 1.5 million people had been out of power and cities along Florida’s west coast had imposed strict curfews.

Later on Wednesday, the hurricane was downgraded to a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of about 115 mph.

Millions have been ordered to leave the Florida peninsula because of “life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds and flooding in the Florida peninsula,” according to the National Hurricane Center.

A viral video on Twitter showing a video of boats floating past houses. Hurricane Ian has wreaked havoc and continues to do so.

23 people have been reported missing as the boat carrying them sinks:

According to UKTN News, 23 people were reported missing on Wednesday after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of Florida. At the same time, a storm raged over the American state.

According to Miami Chief Patrol Agent Walter Slosar on Twitter, “US Border Patrol agents… have responded to a migrant landing on Stock Island, Florida,” adding that four Cuban migrants swam to shore after their boat sank in bad weather. .

The Coast Guard told UKTN News that three people were later rescued in the ocean two miles south of Boca Chica.

Later, when the survivors complained that they were exhausted and dehydrated, they were taken to the neighboring hospital. The hunt for the missing continues.

The violent storm that hit the US left more than a million Florida residents out of power and many homes had to be evacuated.

(With input from ANI)




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