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Florida residents start evacuating as potentially ‘catastrophic’ Hurricane Ian approaches


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Florida residents line up for sandbags as Hurricane Ian approaches

Motorists in St. Petersburg, Florida were seen queuing for sandbags on Monday, September 26, ahead of Hurricane Ian’s expected landfall. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Ian is expected to impact Cuba on September 26 before he reaches Florida on September 27. The NHC predicted that parts of Florida will experience potentially deadly storm surges and hurricane-force winds as Ian approaches. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Sept. 24 in response to the hurricane. Images captured by Twitter User @lilithxwhispers shows vehicles lined up to pick up sandbags in St Petersburg. The St. Petersburg Police Department reported that 11,000 sandbags were distributed on September 25. Credit: @lilithxwhispers via Storyful

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