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Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency as Hurricane Ian Approaches

HeadlineSep 26, 2022

A hurricane warning is in effect for parts of the Caribbean, with Tropical Storm Ian forecast to strengthen before its expected landfall in far-western Cuba late this evening. In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a statewide state of emergency ahead of the storm’s expected arrival on Wednesday. Forecast models predict Ian will strengthen to a major Category 4 hurricane with 130-mile-per-hour winds before slamming into the Florida Panhandle late Wednesday.

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