Florida Under Statewide Emergency

The White House said, as Florida faces a potential major hurricane from what is now Tropical Storm IAN,

President Joe Biden on Saturday approved an Emergency declaration for the State.

The Forecasters said The storm, currently in the central Caribbean Sea, is expected to become a hurricane by late Sunday 

and to become a major hurricane (Category 3) by Monday or Tuesday.  According to National 

Hurricane Center, the Storm would approach Florida’s western coast by Wednesday or Thursday.

“Regardless of Ian’s exact track, there is a risk of dangerous storm surge, hurricane-force winds, and heavy rainfall along the 

west coast of Florida and the Florida Panhandle by the middle of next week,” the weather agency 

said in a Forecast Discussion.