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became a hurricane again this Thursday in the waters of the US Atlantic on its way to


and the


states that it now threatens with floods, storm surges and strong winds, after leaving much of

Florida devastated.

According to the bulletin of

the National Hurricane

Center (NHC, for its acronym in English) of the

United States,

at 5:00 p.m. local time (9:00 p.m. GMT) the center of Ian was located 390 km south of

Charleston (South Carolina),

already 540 km from

Cape Fear (North Carolina).

Ian, the powerful hurricane that caused destruction this week in


and southwest Florida, lost strength in its transit through the center of the southern US state on Wednesday night and became a tropical storm on Thursday morning, but again its winds have taken on hurricane strength.

According to the NHC, Ian is now moving in a north-northeast direction at 17 km per hour with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h, that is, a category 1 hurricane according to the

Saffir-Simpson scale.

On the forecast track, Ian will approach the coast of South Carolina this Friday and, between Friday night and Saturday, its center will move further inland across the two Carolinas.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 75 km from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 665 km, the


Florida-based observatory said.


According to the five-day track cone released by the NHC, Ian will downgrade to a tropical depression this weekend as it passes North Carolina.

Ian-generated storm surge spread Thursday along the east coast of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, and there are also tornado watches for Friday along the coasts of the Carolinas and southeastern


The passage of Hurricane Ian through Florida has left a path of destruction, especially in the southwest and center of this southern state, where there are more than 2.6 million subscribers without power, thousands of people continue to be trapped in their homes flooded with water , some roads are impassable and the authorities speak of at least two possible deaths.

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