Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will hold a press briefing on Sunday at 11:30 am. with the Florida Department of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie and FEMA Regional Administrator Gracia Szczech in reference to Tropical Storm Ian.
Please note: in some cases, the briefing can be delayed. We are streaming it live below as soon as the Governor goes LIVE. If you are in a news app and the payer isn’t displayed, please click here.
The storm, currently in the central Caribbean Sea, is expected to become a hurricane by late Sunday and to become a major hurricane — meaning a Category 3 — by Monday or Tuesday, forecasters said.
“Ian is forecast to be a major hurricane when it passes near or over western Cuba, and there is increasing confidence in a life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds in portions of western Cuba beginning late Monday. Hurricane and tropical storm watches are now in effect for much of western Cuba,” said NHC.
“Ian is expected to remain a major hurricane when it moves generally northward across the eastern Gulf of Mexico during the middle of the week, but uncertainty in the long-term track and intensity forecast is higher than usual. Regardless of Ian’s exact track and intensity, there is a risk of dangerous storm surge, hurricane-force winds, and heavy rainfall along the west coast of Florida and the Florida Panhandle by the middle of the week, and residents in Florida should ensure they have their hurricane plan in place, follow any advice given by local officials, and closely monitor updates to the forecast,” said NHC.