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Florida was at the epicenter of Hurricane Yan

Approaching America, the strength of the hurricane was classified as the fourth of five possible categories.

Approaching America, the strength of the hurricane was classified as the fourth of five possible categories.

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Hurricane epicenter “Yan”which hit Cuba on the eve and left Liberty Island without electricity, moved towards the United States.

Meteorologists predicted that the main blow will fall on Florida. It was assumed that at least 12 million people would be evacuated from its territory, as well as from the territories of neighboring states.

Both Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and US President Joe Biden personally appealed to fellow citizens who found themselves in the natural disaster zone with an urgent request to leave their homes and go to specially prepared shelters. DeSantis even suggested that Jan would be one of the five most destructive hurricanes to ever blow over the state he leads, and predicted “catastrophic consequences.”

Over the past day, “Yan” flooded the center and east of Florida, destroyed hundreds of houses, cut off power lines. According to the latest data, about 2 million households remain without electricity, that is, about 10% of the state’s residents.

Approaching America, the strength of the hurricane was assigned to the fourth of five possible categories, wind speeds reached 200 km / h. However, after bursting with heavy rains, “Yan” began to lose its strength, and its category was downgraded by two points.

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