The arrival of “Ian”, a category 4 hurricane, in Florida, is causing great damage. Even before the impact, surprised images of Tampa Bay, empty, as an effect of the meteorological phenomenon.
Gustavo Valdés, a CNN journalist, shared images on Twitter of what the bay looked like in the morning, when the gusts of wind from “Ian” were already felt. “It is empty due to the rotation of Hurricane Ian that pulls the water towards the Gulf of Mexico”he explained.
He also retweeted a CNN image of “Ian’s” eye, inside which a dome of water is formed that rises and moves.
In Tampa the sea has retreated.
Ian is a huge low pressure whose eye has an enormous suction force capable of generating gigantic waves and that is why the sea retreats on the coast. A clear sign of the enormous danger that lies ahead.
Via Matt Tilman from Bayshore Blvd.
— CycloforumsPR (@CycloforumsPR)
September 28, 2022
“Some believe that what makes a hurricane dangerous is the winds. But the greatest amount of damage is caused by tidal surges and waves several meters high that enter the land next to the eye of the storm”, explained the National Meteorological Service of Argentina.
The United States National Weather Service (NWS) shared images of the fishing pier in the city of Venice, where the water is seen receding. “Here are some photos of the water receding in Venice.” However, he warned: “The water WILL RISE AGAIN. Don’t try to walk there or anywhere else with receding water.”
Other users shared photos and videos of what Tampa Bay looked like without water.
Some 2.5 million people had been ordered to evacuate the area before the arrival of the powerful hurricane, which has maximum sustained winds of 241 kilometers per hour.
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