Ian regained strength and turned into a hurricane – again – Thursday night. The storm is predicted to hit South Carolina. hurricane alarm Issued for the entire coast after leaving massive destruction in Florida.
CBS News confirmed six storm-related deaths in Florida as of early Friday morning.
Ian’s center was located about 185 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina as of 11 p.m. Thursday. It was traveling northeast at 10 miles per hour and had a maximum sustained wind speed of 85 miles per hour. said the National Hurricane Center. A sustained wind of 74 miles per hour is required for a storm to reach hurricane status.
Ian is expected to make landfall somewhere near Charleston, South Carolina, around 2 p.m. Friday. Threatening floods, storm surges and strong winds occur.
The Hurricane Center predicts a “rapid weakening” at the end of Friday and beginning of Saturday as it moves inland across the Carolina, according to the Hurricane Center.
On Wednesday, Ian first made landfall in southwestern Florida as a major Category 4 hurricane, then tore through the entire state.was one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the United States
People were confined to their homes. Videos and images showed devastating floods. And large swaths of the state — more than 2.6 million homes and businesses — lost power Thursday. poweroutage.us.
Ian “could be the deadliest hurricane in Florida’s history,” President Biden said Thursday.
After being briefed by FEMA officials, the president said, “We’re hearing early reports that a significant number of lives may have been lost, although the numbers are still unknown.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/live-updates/hurricane-ian-florida-damage-south-carolina-forecast-path-2022-09-29/ Hurricane threatens South Carolina again as Ian ramps up