My prayers for everyone in affected areas! Because of the beauty from the eye in the sky. . .I am featuring a .GIF of the whole loop of catastrophic Category 4 Hurricane Ian, which started in the Atlantic Ocean 14° east of the Lesser Antilles (almost a longitudinal meridian up from the easternmost part of South America except at 11°N latitude) near 12°W longitude on September 19th, steering due west into the very warm waters of the Caribbean where strength turns the disturbance into a tropical storm south of the Greater Antilles island including Puerto Rico, gradually and diligently turning hurricane way before hitting Cuba with the by then Category 4 storm, including large storm surge , major damage, still uncalculated death toll, record over 50,000 person evacuations, and and with top winds of 140 mph on landfall. Then after hitting Cuba, Ian moved up into the almost record warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, bringing with it a horrible landfall, affecting almost the whole state in the same day, bringing with it catastrophe, major injury, and death. It also affected Georgia, Alabama, then the next day moving up into northern Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and a lot of the Eastern Seaboard. The official death count as of Thursday stood with at least 119 people, and it may be months before a dollar amount for damage can be tabulated. Estimates stand that Ian may have caused in excess of $67 billion in damage, and went down in the books as a top 5 U.S. storm. Hurricane Ian likely caused $53 billion to $74 billion in insured losses from Florida to the Carolinas, with a “best estimate” of $67 billion, according to new data released today from modeling firm RMS (Moody’s Analytics company). The storm later went over the Atlantic briefly east of Georgia, then had a third landfall over the Eastern Seaboard, going inland and meandering inland eventually dissolving and going extra-tropical in southeast central South Carolina–at about 78°W longitude on October 1st.
Atlantic Hurricane Name Chart:
|2022 Atlantic Hurricane Names (in Order)|
||Agatha + (Atlantic) Alex||(AL-leks)|
— Jerry Marquardt (@Versatileer) July 23, 2022
CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE IAN ON .GIPHY
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