PM Terrance Drew urges citizens to remain vigilant amid Hurricane IAN 

Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis- Dr Terrance Drew, asked the citizens to be vigilant as Hurricane Ian caused landfall, and havoc across Florida, Cuba. 

PM Terrance Drew urges citizens to remain vigilant amid Hurricane IAN 
PM Terrance Drew urges citizens to remain vigilant amid Hurricane IAN 

St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis- Dr Terrance Drew, asked the citizens to be vigilant as Hurricane Ian caused landfall, and havoc across Florida, Cuba. 

As Hurricane Ian continues to move towards the state of Florida in the United States of America and surrounding cities, he urges the nationals who are living in areas that are inclined to be greatly affected to stay safe, remain vigilant, and get familiar with the respective emergency plans and locations of shelters of their districts.

Hurricane Ian, now a category four hurricane, is forecast to advance to a category five as it progresses onshore. Although the devastation that will follow is uncertain, the extent of the damage will affect many, including our own nationals living in the Diaspora.

PM Terrance Drew stated that the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis will continue to monitor the path of this and other hurricanes during this 2022 hurricane season, and will also assist wherever and in whatever way they can.

“Our prayers are with our nationals living in Florida, our people in the Diaspora, our students in the Republic of Cuba, and all citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis,”said the prime minister. 

Hurricane Ian is now a dangerous category 4 with his eye on Florida. Maximum sustained winds 140MPH. Landfall of Ian’s centre should occur this afternoon between the Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers and Naples areas. Ian should remain a dangerous Category 4 hurricane through the time of its landfall.

A​fter that, Ian will move over the central Florida Peninsula and weaken to a tropical storm. Ian could then emerge over the Atlantic waters before turning back toward the Georgia or South Carolina coasts as a tropical storm late this week.

A category four storm has destroyed Florida’s south-western coast with fears the hazardous conditions could last for days. Ian is edging on becoming one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the US, moving at about 14.5km per hour and winds of 250km per hour.