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 Hurricane Ian second landfall infographic
Graphic shows forecast path of storm.
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WEATHER

Hurricane Ian to make second landfall

By Jordi Bou

September 30, 2022 - Hurricane Ian is churning towards North and South Carolina after carving a path of destruction across central Florida.

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.

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PUBLISHED: 30/09/2022; STORY: Graphic News
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