By: Dave Pulver

Tropical Storm Ian, which formed in the Caribbean, is set to intensify to a category 4 hurricane in the next few days.  Ian’s path is expected to cross over Cuba and then turn towards Florida.  Governor Ron DeSantis (Florida) has declared a state of emergency for (24) counties.

President Biden also issued a state of emergency for Florida and canceled his planned campaign event there.

At 5 p.m. ET, Tropical Storm Ian was located about 255 miles south of Kingston, Jamaica, and was moving west at 16 mph. Maximum sustained winds were at 45 mph.

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Bio: Dave Pulver is a staff writer at NFN.  A retired communications engineer of 35 years, his interests include technology, history, civics, and politics.

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