February 9, 2023

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Governor (United States), Ron DeSantis has extended a state of emergency across the region this Saturday as Tropical Storm Ian is forecast to hit the coast of this southeastern US state as a major hurricane. “Timely precautions must be taken to protect Florida’s communities, infrastructure and public well-being,” it issued a memorandum justifying action to address the threat posed by Tropical Storm Ian.

Follow the track of Storm Ian live:

The extension of the state of emergency comes after Friday, when officials declared 24 of the 67 counties facing the threat of a major cyclone.

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“This announcement will make critical resources and support available, as well as free up funding for emergency security operations,” the governor said.

“Under this emergency order, members of the Florida National Guard will be activated and await orders,” he added.

Track of Tropical Storm Ian. (NHC).

Bulletin US National Hurricane Center (NHC) At 4:00pm GMT, Ian’s maximum sustained winds are 45 mph (75 km/h), and gusts are expected to strengthen in the coming hours.

On the forecast track, Ioan’s center is expected to pass southwest of Jamaica on Sunday and near the Cayman Islands on Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Ian Approaching west Cuba Monday night before moving southeast Gulf of Mexico On Tuesday.

They prepare shelters in Jamaica

Government of Jamaica The island is bracing for the impact of the tropical storm this Saturday, with 900 shelters in place across the island as a southwesterly is forecast to hit Jamaica on Sunday.

Jamaica Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie said the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) began operating 24 hours a day from Friday, “with 900 shelters islandwide and their managers on alert”.

“We haven’t issued any alerts until we open our shelters, but if they give us an indication that we need to go to another level, we will,” McKenzie said.

The minister advised people not to try to cross the flooded areas. We have seen people who have taken their own lives trying to do that, let us be careful in what we do,” he warned.

He also said that the government has implemented transport mechanisms to mobilize citizens in flood-prone areas and shift them to designated shelters once the evacuation notice is issued.

“I’m asking (residents) to make sure they use the transit when it comes because we’re not willing to risk the lives of our emergency workers,” he stressed, adding, “Whatever is lost, save your life and you can work to get it back.”

Ian It is located 300 miles (485 km) from the Jamaican capital Kingston and 570 miles (915 km) from the Cayman Islands and is moving west-southwest at 15 mph (24 km/h).

The NHC forecast for this Saturday has Ian’s center moving through the central Caribbean Sea, passing southwest of Jamaica on Sunday and near or over the Cayman Islands on Sunday night and early Monday morning.

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