9/25, 6:56 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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DeSantis issues emergency as tropical storm Ian nears Florida

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (pictured) declared on Sunday a state of emergency for Florida as tropical storm Ian intensifies over the Caribbean region.

"This storm has the potential to strengthen into a major hurricane, and we encourage all Floridians to make their preparations," DeSantis said in a statement. "We are coordinating with all state and local government partners to track potential impacts of this storm."

It is expected that Ian will bring heavy rain and hurricane-force winds to the state next week.

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