The hurricane is now moving towards South Carolina and is expected to make landfall by Friday afternoon. The US officials have already issued warnings of major floods, strong winds, and “life-threatening storm”.
As hurricane Ian has battered Florida in United States, the initial estimates suggest that the economic losses could top $120 billion. The storm that has regained the status of a hurricane is moving towards South Carolina on the southeast coastline of the United States.
Officials said that thousands of people are stranded across Florida and around 2.6 million people are without electricity as the hurricane battered the south-eastern state of the United States.
According to one of the initial estimates, the damages and economic loss caused by the hurricane could cross 120 billion dollars.
Hurricane Ian had landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast, as a category 4 hurricane, on Wednesday. It is one of the strongest storms ever to hit the United States and flooded homes in the state.
Officials said that rescue crews waded through water-filled streets to save thousands of people stranded inside flooded homes and buildings damaged by the hurricane.
AP quoted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis saying that over 700 rescue missions, most of them by air, were conducted by the rescuers including the US Coast Guards and the National Guard.
The hurricane is now moving toward South Carolina and is expected to make landfall by Friday afternoon.
The US officials have already issued warnings of major floods, strong winds, and “life-threatening storm”.