Hurricane Ian batters Florida’s Gulf coast, leaves Cuba without power
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Hurricane Ian batters Florida’s Gulf coast, leaves Cuba without power

Hurricane Ian ploughed into the US state of Florida with catastrophic force on September 28 2022, bringing howling winds, torrential rains and storm surges after gathering strength as it passed through the Gulf of Mexico. Driving sustained wind speeds of up to 240km/h (150mph), Ian is among the most powerful storms to hit the US in recent years. The Category 4 hurricane transformed a stretch of Gulf coast beaches and resorts into scenes of destruction inundated by seawater and left more than 2 million homes and businesses without power. Ian had already battered Cuba, where it triggered an island-wide blackout and widespread flooding.

29 Sep 2022 - 8:05PM