إعصار إيان يصل إلى اليابسة مرة أخرى
September 30, 2022 - يتوجه إعصار إيان نحو كارولينا الشمالية وكارولينا الجنوبية بعد أن شق طريقاً مدمراً عبر فلوريدا في الولايات المتحدة.
Ian, which had weakened to a tropical storm during its march across Florida, regained Category 1 hurricane strength on Thursday afternoon while churning toward South Carolina above the Atlantic Ocean, with maximum sustained wind speeds of 120km/h, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
The hurricane was forecast to hit near low-lying Charleston, South Carolina, about 2pm local time (18:00GMT) on Friday, bringing potentially life-threatening flooding, storm surges and winds. Hundreds of miles of coastline, stretching from Georgia to North Carolina, was under a hurricane warning, Reuters reported.
The extent of the damage in Florida, where Ian first came ashore on Wednesday as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S. mainland. At least 19 people have been reported dead so far.