Tropical Storm Idalia has become a powerful hurricane and is heading for Florida

Tropical Storm Idalia has become a powerful hurricane and is heading for Florida

The tropical storm idalia strengthened and became hurricane of category 3. As a result of this, the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC) predicted that it will become “extremely dangerous” before touching earth this wednesday in Florida, USA.

After passing through Cuba, at the time of notice, idalia was about 600 kilometers south-southwest of Tampa, Florida, and featured winds sustained maximum of 120 kilometers per hour.

Waiting for it to hit the ground Ron DeSantisgovernor of Florida and candidate for the US presidency, declared on Monday the state of emergency in 46 counties and announced evacuations in parts of the west. Measure that was approved by the President Joe Biden and? guarantees federal aid to face the passage of the storm.

This is going to be a powerful hurricane and it will undoubtedly affect the state in many different ways. So please pay attention to the guidelines of your local authoritiesDeSantis said at a press conference.



idalia was formed sunday in the caribbeannear the southeast of Mexico. The scientists warn that the storms will become more and more powerful as the planet warms up due to the climate change.

The storm has already passed through Cuba

The tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds of 110 kilometers per hourcaused on Monday thousands of evacuations in Cuba, in the westernmost provinces of the islandshortly before it begins to be considered a hurricane, reported the Institute of Meteorology (INSMET) from the Caribbean country.

The Civil defense had issued the “Alert” for several of its western provinces, for which more than eight thousand people were evacuated from coastal areas of the country in preparation for the passage of Idalia.

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A few hours later, the waters had completely flooded the small fishing village of Guanimarjust an hour south of Havanawhich is on alert.

Cuban Civil Defense declared the Cyclonic Alarm Phase for the provinces of Pinar del Río, Artemisa and Isla de la Juventud, in the west of the country, while rains also cover the neighboring province of Mayabeque.

Source: Ambito

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