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23 migrants missing near Florida due to bad weather conditions from Hurricane ‘Ian’

Port in Florida before the arrival of hurricane ‘Ian’ – Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald via / DPA

The authorities of the US state of Florida have responded this Wednesday to the disembarkation of a migrant boat that has left at least 23 missing in the framework of the passage of Hurricane ‘Ian’, which is advancing towards the United States with maximum sustained winds of 220 kilometers per hour. .

“Agents from the United States Border Patrol, along with the support of the Monroe County (Florida) Office, responded to the landing of a migrant on Stock Island. Four Cuban migrants swam to shore after their boat sank due to inclement weather,” patrol chief Walter Slosar reported on his official Twitter profile.

Before the arrival of the hurricane, the Lee County Sheriff, Carmine Marceno, has assured that the category four phenomenon “can change lives.” “Cape Coral is a huge city”, he has reminded himself. Lee County is located in Southwest Florida and includes cities like Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Sanibel.

Precisely the head of emergency management in Cape Coral, Alvin Henderson, explained that ‘Ian’ will be “one of the worst hurricanes” that the region “has ever seen”, according to the US network CNN.

For his part, the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, explained that, at the moment, there are already at least 200,000 power outages registered throughout the state of Florida, ensuring that the interruption of the electrical network will be widespread.

“Once the storm has passed and it’s safe to go outside, you still need to be careful. Avoid downed power lines, standing water. Stay away from fallen trees and don’t drive in standing water,” he advised.

More than two million people along Florida’s Gulf Coast are under evacuation orders. The National Hurricane Center (CNH) of the United States has specified in its latest report that ‘Ian’ is already very close to making landfall.

Source: Europa Press



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