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A life threatening hurricane in Florida: Hurricane Ian

It has not been so long since the last hurricane hit South Korea, and now Florida is facing a fierce catastrophic tropical storm called Ian with speeds over 225km/h. It is one of the most powerful storms ever to strike the US mainland.

Category 4 hurricane

On Wednesday morning hurricane Ian emerged off the coast of Florida. This hurricane is considered as category 4 over the scale. We also have mentioned hurricane scales in one of the former blogs. The Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS) classifies hurricanes—which in the Western Hemisphere are tropical cyclones that exceed the intensities of tropical depressions and tropical storms—into five categories distinguished by the intensities of their sustained winds.The highest classification in the scale, Category 5, consists of storms with sustained winds of at least 157 mph. You can imagine how fierce Hurricane Ian is with category 4. Tropical storm winds are expected to spread across northeastern Florida but it is expected to weaken soon after today.

The storm can be tracked on

Hashtags on social media

There are lots of hashtags about Hurricane Ian on social media. People share their situations, observations and thoughts on Twitter. Many broadcast via their smartphones. Even if we are not exposed to the hurricane, we can understand their feelings.