The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) pointed out on the 3rd that Hurricane Ian ( Hurricane Ian) had reached level 5 before landing in Florida on September 28 last year , and later weakened to level 4 and landed in the southwest of Florida. 112 billion yuan in property damage, resulting in more than 150 deaths, became the worst wind disaster in Florida history and the third worst wind disaster in American history.
Hurricane Ian ravaged Georgia, Virginia, the Carolinas and Cuba before subsiding on October 1 .
NOAA raised Ian’s rating to Category 5 in its latest report, noting that it passed through Dry Tortugas National Park on Sept. 28 with winds of up to 161 miles per hour. Category 4, still tied with Andrew, Katrina, Wilma, Michael and other hurricanes as the most deadly wind disaster.
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Hurricane Ian not only had terrifying winds, but also caused several instantaneous huge waves along the entire Gulf Coast of Florida. ) also reached a wave height of 13 feet.
Ian’s landing site happened to be the most vulnerable area, the report said. “Across Southwest Florida, catastrophic waves and winds completely destroyed everything on a vast expanse of land.” Instantaneous storms and waves drowned 41 people , In addition, the floods caused in central and eastern Florida also claimed 12 lives, 66 people were directly killed in Florida, and another 18 people died from indirect factors; the statewide death toll was 84, and the victims ranged from 6 years old to There are 101 years old, with an average age of 72. A total of 156 people across the country died of this typhoon, including indirect deaths, such as heart attack, electric shock from falling power lines, car accidents, and delays in getting to the hospital.
From September 28 to October 1, when Ian was raging, a total of 4.4 million households were without power, and Florida accounted for 3 million households. The national property loss was 112 billion yuan, and Florida accounted for 109 billion yuan.