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Florida Braces for Category Four Hurricane
Florida Braces for Category Four Hurricane

Florida Braces for Category Four Hurricane

Florida, 28 Sep (ONA) --- Millions of Florida residents are bracing for life-threatening storm surges, catastrophic winds and flooding as the hurricane racing towards its shores intensifies to a category four.

Hurricane Ian, which has already thrashed western Cuba, will reach Florida later today, BBC news reported.

The storm, with maximum sustained winds rising to near 250 km/h (155 mph), is "rapidly intensifying", the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

It is due to hit the Tampa Bay region in Florida.

The area is among the most vulnerable places in the US for severe flooding, and if Ian continues on its expected path, this would be the region's first direct hit by a major hurricane since 1921.

--- Ends/Khalid