Hurricane Ian wreaks havoc on Cuba, Florida, leaving 2.5 million

Hurricane Ian A heavy blow from Cuba blackouts the entire country Florida has ordered the evacuation of 2.5 million people as the storm intensifies.

Cuban state television reported that Cuba was facing a nationwide power outage. After Hurricane Ian was blowing with winds of 195 kilometers per hour. Before entering the state of Florida in the United States, 11 million people were in the dark.

Reporters reported that Power Plant Antonio Guterres, located in Matanzas. and this is the main and most important power station in the country There was a system crash after Hurricane Ian made landfall. causing 100% nationwide power cuts

The country’s largest cigar maker, Finca Robina, posted photos of the damage to the tobacco plantation on social media. due to heavy rain

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel visited the disaster area and promised full assistance, while Florida Governor Ron Desantis At least 2.5 million people were evacuated as the hurricane intensified on Tuesday, September 27, said during a news conference. Uncertainty remains where the storm will make landfall. but understand that the impact will occur in a wider area than the radius of the eye of the storm. It can cause severe flooding and a severe search storm.

Coastal areas of the state, including the Gulf Coast, South and Central Florida, are currently under a hurricane warning. including Tampa Bay, Venice, Fort Myers, Naples and Orlando.

The Fox Weather Center estimates storm surges could reach up to 10 feet and occur across the state’s west coast.

While Hurricane Ian was wreaking havoc on Cuba, Typhoon Noru, which hit the Philippines before moving to Vietnam destroyed the farmland of the Philippines. until the rice fields were severely damaged

Typhoon Noru has damaged farmland in the Philippines. As a result, the country faces risks in terms of food supply and inflation. The Philippines’ agricultural losses totaled about 1.29 billion pesos ($21.9 million) on Tuesday, a steep increase from an estimated 160 million pesos for the day. Monday (September 26) with more than 141,000 hectares of agricultural land having to damage. and affect around 82,000 farmers and fishermen.

The Philippines’ agriculture ministry said rice production accounted for nearly 90 percent of the 72,000 metric tons of damaged crops, adding that damage assessments were ongoing. According to the Philippine government typhoon Noru may affect 76% of the country’s rice crops.

The Philippine Ministry of Finance revealed last year that an average of 20 cyclones pass through the Philippines a year, causing $10 billion in damage due to dangerous weather over the past 10 years.

Bloomberg News reported that the Philippines has experienced food shortages ranging from sugar to onions in recent months. As a result, inflation has soared to its highest level since 2018.

“Arsenio Balizakan,” Philippine economic planning official, said on Twitter. Meanwhile, the damage caused by Typhoon Noru appeared to be severe. But it will not affect the country’s economic growth target this year in the range of 6.5% to 7.5%.

After Typhoon Noru Damaged rice fields in the Philippines It blows ashore in the coastal states. which is the location of the world heritage city In Hoi An early yesterday morning (September 28), the Vietnamese government imposed a curfew and evacuated more than 800,000 people even after the storm receded into a depression. But authorities continued to warn of the risk of flooding and landslides from heavy rain.

Vietnam’s national television reported that people living near the coast which is the path that runs through the storm Noru Ordered to evacuate to a safe place. While many schools and companies in many states are closed. including the cancellation of various public activities

Earlier, Vietnamese authorities urged 400,000 people to leave their potentially unsafe homes. This includes in the popular tourist city of Hoi An. before ordering the evacuation of more people totaling more than 800,000 people

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