Ahh, the weather. It seems very trivial but it is a very important part of our life and environment and affects us deeply. It affects our terrain, whether or not we can go outside, our food and water supplies and so forth. In fact, in the recent focus on Hurricane Ian, keeping up to date on the news is more important than ever. Thus, The Weather Channel is of utmost importance. With the app, you will be able to receive weather alerts, forecasts, radar, charts, and so forth.
Hurricane Ian is projected to bring a dangerous storm surge and winds as strong as 140 mph when it nears Florida’s Gulf Coast sometime around Wednesday to Thursday, somewhere between Naples and the west coast. As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, Ian had amassed even more power, with 125 mph maximum maintained winds as it pushed north at 12 mph, about 130 miles southwest of Dry Tortugas National Park close to the Florida Keys and is categorised a Category 3 storm. Recordings of maximum sustained winds of 125 mph as it hit western Cuba, it made landfall near La Coloma in the Pinar Del Rio Province of Cuba, forecasters said.
For a better understanding, The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale was developed in the 1970s and is used to measure the speed of the wind. This warns people of the damage and allows them to categorise the level of the threat. In a Category 3 hurricane, winds range from 111 to 129 mph and there is a high threat of injury or death to humans, livestock and pets from falling debris. Almost all older homes will be destroyed, and new ones will likely experience a significant amount of damage. Even well-built apartment complexes and industrial skyscrapers are likely to experience major destruction, and the storm will uproot numerous trees that may obstruct roads. Water, electricity and other supplies will probably be unreachable for a couple of days to weeks following the storm. That is not all as Hurricane Ian is expected to become fiercer as it approaches Florida and is expected to turn into a category 4 which would make it the fiercest storm ever since Rita in 2005.
During a Category 4 hurricane, winds extend from 130 to 156 mph. They will blow out many windows on towers, uproar most trees and will likely bring down various electric lines. Electrical scarcities can persist for weeks or over months following hurricanes of this degree. Water scarcities are also prevalent in the fallouts of Category 4 hurricanes, potentially making the affected area unlivable for weeks or maybe even months.
The respective officials in Pinar del Rio province, Cuba have implemented many shelters and are also making an effort to protect the crops in Cuba’s main tobacco-growing region. The island’s west coast estimated about 4.3 meters of storm surge.
As the storm inches closer to Florida, the Treasure Island Police Department has begun limiting traffic onto the barrier island as Hurricane Ian barrels toward Florida. Only people who reside there or are contractors and business people will be provided access to the land.
Those allowed entries must be able to provide a “Barrier Island Re-Entry Permit” or photo ID, as well as reasonable proof that they reside or have legitimate business there, police said.
To keep up to date with Hurricane Ian and more meteorological changes, you can watch The Weather Channel which is available on cable. It is also available on YouTube TV which now costs $65 a month, FuboTV, and DirecTV Stream. There is even The Weather Channel app which costs $3 a month and $30 a year.
And it’s available most everywhere such apps are found, including Roku and Amazon Fire TV, which are the two biggest streaming platforms. You also can find it on Android TV, Apple TV, Samsung smart TVs, and Xfinity Flex.
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