9/27/2022, 3:53 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Ian strengthens to Category 2 hurricane

Tropical storm Ian which is expected to make landfall in Florida this week has intensified into a Category 2 hurricane, The United States National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned.

The cyclone is heading toward the Gulf of Mexico and is likely to bring rainfall and "life-threatening" flash floods to portions of western Cuba. "Conditions in western Cuba beginning to deteriorate with significant wind and storm surge impacts expected overnight," the NHC said.

The hurricane is expected to become a Category 4 storm by Tuesday afternoon as it moves past Cuba and toward Florida.

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