Hurricane Ian Causing 'Catastrophic Flooding' In Florida, Threatens 3 More States - NHC

WASHINGTON (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 29th September, 2022) Hurricane Ian is provoking "catastrophic flooding" in Florida, and threatens Georgia, South and North Carolina, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

"Ian producing catastrophic flooding over East-Central Florida. Forecast to produce life-threatening flooding, storm surge and gusty winds across portions of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas," the NHC said in an advisory.

The National Weather Service has issued special weather advisories and warnings for at least nine cities across the region.

As of Thursday morning, the hurricane has left almost 2.6 millions of people without electricity in Florida, the web portal said. Another 240,000 customers have experienced power outages in Puerto Rico, while over 15,500 people are without power in Georgia and both Carolinas.

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on Wednesday. US President Joe Biden declared a "major disaster" in this state.