The world's most devastating tropical storms
Hurricane Ian knocks out power to Cuba, millions in Florida urged to evacuate
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Hurricane Ian slammed into Cuba on September 27 as a Category 3 hurricane, knocking out power to the entire country, forcing mass evacuations, and swamping fishing villages. More than 2.5 million Floridians were subsequently under evacuation orders or warnings as Hurricane Ian marches closer to the state, on track to make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane on the evening of September 28 somewhere along Florida's Gulf Coast. A Category 3 storm carries maximum sustained winds of up to 129 miles per hour (208 km per hour), and Ian's top winds were last recorded at 120 mph (195 km per hour), Reuters reports. As Floridians board up homes and pack up their vehicles, the National Weather Service says central Florida could see as much as two feet of rain.
Indeed, with storms like these, you truly cannot be too careful. Discover the most lethal and destructive tropical storms in history in the following gallery.
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