Today on Monday, September 26, Hurricane Ian has been updated to the status of a hurricane with the potential of becoming a category 4 hurricane upon landfall on Florida’s West Coast. The storm’s wind speeds have picked up an additional 35 mph since 5.pm ET yesterday afternoon, granting it the official title of having undergone “rapid intensification” according to CNN’s Brandon Miller. This rapid increase in dangerous wind speeds is being credited to the storm’s path, which is traveling through increasingly warm waters, and predicted to miss Cuba’s mountainous landscape in the South East which would have helped in minimizing the storm’s force.
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After ravaging Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Monday, Hurricane Fiona has developed into a “life-threatening” category 3 storm overnight as it barrels toward the Turks and Caicos islands. The U.S. National Hurricane Center reported that Fiona’s maximum sustained winds have reached 115 mph, with higher gusts, and may evolve into a category 4 storm by Wednesday should it continue pushing north.