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Hurricane IAN To Make Third Landfall Soon: Heads For Carolina, Georgia

September 30, 2022 1:53 PM |

After slamming Florida, hurricane IAN is heading towards South Carolina. It made landfall along the southwest coast of Florida on Wednesday as Cat-IV hurricane, the most powerful storm to hit that region. Catastrophic floods and life threating storm surges flattened Florida town, destroying  beaches on the coastline. The hurricane fanning winds in excess of 240kmh left more than 1.8 million people without electricity.  The coastal towns remained in the eye wall of the storm for 5 hrs and faced fury of the rear section of the hurricane.

Before hitting Florida, the hurricane tore in to Cuba, claiming human lives and damaging infrastructure. The howling winds and torrential rains brought down country’s electrical grid, leaving behind 11 million people without electricity.

After ravaging Florida, IAN was downgraded to a tropical storm. However, it picked up strength once again from the warm waters of Atlantic Ocean. It is upgraded again to Cat-I hurricane. IAN is now centered about 280km South of Charleston, South Carolina. It is moving north-northeast with a speed of 15kmh and is heading for South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. To be precise, IAN will make 3rd landfall on Friday as Cat-I hurricane west of Myrtel beach, next to Charleston-South Carolina. Most vulnerable and risky pockets will be South & North Carolina and Georgia.

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