9/27, 9:20 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Cat. 3 hurricane Ian set to make landfall in Cuba

The United States National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned on Tuesday that tropical storm Ian strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane and is expected to "make landfall over western Cuba soon."

The NHC estimated that Ian could sustain maximum winds of up to 115 miles per hour with higher gusts. "Significant wind and storm surge impacts expected in western Cuba this morning," the agency added.

The storm is forecast to hit Florida as a category 4 hurricane later this week.

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