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Unique “double hurricane” in the Atlantic – Florida is bracing

Unique “double hurricane” in the Atlantic – Florida is bracing

The torrential rains brought by Hurricane Adalia have already hit Cuba, forcing some 8,000 residents of Pinar del Rio province to leave their homes in search of shelter.

Now, Idalia is on its way to Florida, where hurricane-force winds are expected to begin to take effect late Tuesday. Idealia is then expected to move over the state’s west coast on Wednesday.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared states of emergency in 46 of the state’s 67 counties. He warned that the impact of the storm could be significant, and indicated that Hurricane Idalia could be upgraded to a category three hurricane scale of five.

Much of Florida’s west coast is at risk from storm surge and flooding, and warnings have been issued in several areas. In Pasco and Levy, north of Tampa, residents were ordered to evacuate. The US National Hurricane Center in Miami issued a hurricane warning from Longboat Key in the Sarasota area to the Holocene River, past Tampa Bay.

Tampa International Airport and St. Pete Clearwater Airport will be closed on Tuesday.

Many schools, colleges and universities have also been closed in areas expected to be affected again.

Idalia is the first storm to hit Florida during this year’s hurricane season. Meanwhile, a stronger hurricane, named Franklin, is rising over the eastern United States. It’s almost a unique situation with two major storms at the same time so early in the season.

However, Franklin does not pose a danger to the community as a whole, as it heads to the northeast – the first big area it hits is Iceland this weekend, and then in weak form. But the NHC Hurricane Center still warns of strong winds and currents at the edge of the hurricane, along the east coast of the United States and Canada, during the week.

Idalia is expected to reach Florida’s west coast as a hurricane on Wednesday. Photo: Johan Hallnas/TT

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