“This is a huge problem, and I think we all know there will be serious consequences,” DeSantis said. The flooding caused by the cyclone is said to be “the worst ever in the southwestern state”.
In the hours after Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa, the hurricane weakened from the second-strongest Category 4 hurricane to Category 1. That includes winds of up to 145 kilometers per hour. It can also have serious consequences. Tonight (local time) the tornado will move across the state at about 10 miles per hour.
The first pictures of the hurricane after it made landfall in Florida:
It was already expected that Ian would gradually weaken above the ground, but the serious disturbance would continue throughout the day. Then Ian heads to South, North Carolina and Virginia. A state of emergency has also been declared there.
“You’ve never experienced anything like this before.”
Weatherman Mike Seidel wrote for The Weather Channel on Twitter that he has covered more than 90 storms in his decades-long career, but “has never seen anything like Hurricane Ian.”
NOAA meteorologist Nick Underwood, who flew a plane through the eye of a hurricane, shared footage of that flight with the BBC.
He has flown through several hurricanes to take measurements but said yesterday’s flight was by far the most extreme of his career. “I’ve never experienced such lateral movements before.” Watch the video in his tweet below:
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