Ian is downgraded to a tropical storm after leaving damage in the US | News

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Cyclone Ian was downgraded to a tropical storm early this Thursday, reported the National Hurricane Center (CNH) of the United States (USA), which warned that it is still expected to produce strong winds, rains and storm surges in parts from Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.


Hurricane Ian makes landfall in southwest Florida, USA.

On Wednesday, Ian hit the western coast of the state of Florida in the southeastern US as a category 4 hurricane, where it has caused “catastrophic” flooding and power outages that have affected around 2,000,000 homes.

The CNH reported in its report at 09:00 GMT that the center of the tropical storm was moving northeast at about 13 kilometers per hour, but a turn to the north-northeast is expected, which would move away from the east-central Florida later Thursday and then approach the coast of South Carolina on Friday.

The maximum sustained winds have decreased to about 100 kilometers per hour with higher gusts, indicated the entity that forecast a slight re-intensification.

“Ian could be close to hurricane strength when it approaches the South Carolina coast on Friday. Weakening is expected Friday night and Saturday after Ian moves inland," the NHC added.


Ian made landfall near Costa Key on the southwestern Florida peninsula on Wednesday as an "extremely dangerous" hurricane, causing a multi-meter storm surge that has inundated large areas of the coast.

"This is one of the five worst hurricanes to hit the Florida panhandle," Florida Governor Ron Desantis told a news conference.

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