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US 20 Missing After Cuban Migrant Boat Sinks Off Florida Coast Amid Hurricane Ian

10:11  29 september  2022
10:11  29 september  2022 Source:   dailycaller.com

Tropical Storm Ian still pounding Florida in '500-year flooding event'; 2.6M without power: Live updates

  Tropical Storm Ian still pounding Florida in '500-year flooding event'; 2.6M without power: Live updates A section of the Sanibel Causeway collapsed into San Carlos Bay, cutting off access to the barrier island. Tropical Storm Ian updates.The death toll was rising and residents desperately sought rescue Thursday as historically powerful Hurricane Ian, now a tropical storm, hammered Florida with heavy rain and strong winds, one of the strongest systems in U.S. history.

GULF OF MEXICO - SEPTEMBER 28: In this NOAA handout image taken by the GOES satellite at 13:26 UTC, Hurricane Ian moves toward Florida on September 28, 2022 in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images) © (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images) GULF OF MEXICO - SEPTEMBER 28: In this NOAA handout image taken by the GOES satellite at 13:26 UTC, Hurricane Ian moves toward Florida on September 28, 2022 in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

A boat carrying Cuban migrants sank off the Florida coast amid Hurricane Ian on Wednesday, the U.S. Border Patrol reported.

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three migrants, who were sent to a hospital with dehydration and exhaustion symptoms, from the water but 20 remain missing, according to Reuters. A Coast Guard search and rescue operation for the 20 missing migrants remains ongoing, according to CBS News.

Hurricane Ian lashes Cuba, aims at Florida as possible Cat 4

  Hurricane Ian lashes Cuba, aims at Florida as possible Cat 4 HAVANA (AP) — A strengthening Hurricane Ian’s rain and winds lashed Cuba’s western tip, where authorities have evacuated 50,000 people, as it roared on a path that could see it hit Florida’s west coast as a Category 4 hurricane. © Provided by Associated Press Workers remove a boat from the water in the bay of Havana, Cuba, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Hurricane Ian was growing stronger as it approached the western tip of Cuba on a track to hit the west coast of Florida as a major hurricane as early as Wednesday.

Miami Chief Patrol Agent Walter Slosar wrote on Twitter that four migrants managed to swim to shore on Stock Island.

Hurricane Ian devastated Cuba and two deaths have so far been reported in the western Pinar del Rio province, according to Reuters.

11 million Cubans were left without power as a result of the storm on Tuesday, in areas where blackouts and scarcities of essential goods including food, fuel, and medicine are commonplace, the outlet reported.

Buildings leveled. Homes underwater. Fort Myers Beach 'is gone' after Hurricane Ian damage.

  Buildings leveled. Homes underwater. Fort Myers Beach 'is gone' after Hurricane Ian damage. A chunk of the causeway connecting Sanibel Island to Florida's mainland had fallen into the sea Wednesday, cutting off access to the barrier island.She watched her neighbors wade to and from their homes, hoping to salvage something from the wreckage. She wondered how her home in the nearby Iona Ranch mobile home had fared after Hurricane Ian, but knew the devastation likely took it as well.

The storm made landfall in Florida early Wednesday with winds just below a Category 5 designation, heavily impacting the Gulf Coast of the state and forcing oil companies to halt offshore production.

Florida officials urge residents to prepare for Tropical Storm Ian, forecast to be a major hurricane before it reaches Cuba .
Floridians are bracing for Tropical Storm Ian, which is expected to rapidly intensify and become a hurricane Sunday before hitting western Cuba, bringing with it the threats of strong winds and storm surge as high as 9 to 14 feet, according to the National Hurricane Center. Your browser does not support this video Ian’s exact path beyond Tuesday remains unclear: The storm, which developed Friday in the central Caribbean Sea, is expected to reach the US later this week, but with models showing a wide spread of possible scenarios, it’s too early to know where the storm will hit, when – and how strong it will be.

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