Floridians have been urged to ‘get out now’ as Hurricane Ian barrels towards the Sunshine State and is set to bring 15ft waves and 135mph winds, Your Content has learned.
Tropical Storm Ian has been upgraded to a ‘large and powerful’ Category 1 hurricane by the National Hurricane Center.
Authorities in Cuba have suspended classes and will begin evacuations on Monday as Ian is set to hit a Category 3 strength or above.
Officials in Florida have also declared a state emergency over the strengthening storm, warning residents to stock up on radios and supplies.
Stores have started to run out of water and other basic supplies as many stockpile ahead of the storm hitting – including planks of plywood to board their windows up,‘according to FOX.