(ORLANDO, FLA) — Ian is now a Tropical Storm with 65 mph winds as it slowly makes its way across central Florida, but it may strengthen back into a hurricane today as it emerges into the Atlantic and takes aim at Georgia and South Carolina.
Powerful Ian has left millions of Floridians without power today and the entire island of Cuba is dark after its electric grid collapsed.
HURRICANE IAN IMPACTS | As the dangerous eyewall of Ian moves onshore in southwest Florida, we're keeping you up to date with impacts already being felt. The storm knocked down power lines in Naples, where outages are being reported.
— ABC Action News (@abcactionnews) September 28, 2022
Palm Beach County also suffered damage from Ian when a dangerous tornado developed in one of the storm’s outer bands.
A #tornado causes severe damage in the areas of Kings Point, Delray Beach, Florida, #USA, while Hurricane Ian approaches southwest Florida, after causing damage in areas of #Cuba#Ian #Florida #HurricaneIan #Hurricane #Huracan #Cubano #PinardelRio #Viral #Climate #Rain #Storm pic.twitter.com/5KSTYIns00
— Top Disaster (@Top_Disaster) September 28, 2022
Storm surge and epic flooding are also a major problem for much of the state in the wake of Ian.
— Joe (@tvjoe12) September 29, 2022
President Biden says his administration has given Florida all the resources local leaders have asked for to deal with Hurricane Ian.
Biden also warned oil companies to not jack up the prices because of the storm.
Once the storm moves through, Florida will face another disaster, its home owner insurance crisis. Already, Ian is believed to be the costliest hurricane to ever hit Florida.
— Moshe Schwartz (@YWNReporter) September 28, 2022