Evacuation orders issued for parts of Florida
Evacuation orders have been issued for parts of Florida, including Hillsborough County, where residents living in Zone A, which includes areas on the shore and along rivers, as well as all mobile homes, were told to start evacuating their homes starting Monday afternoon.
Mandatory evacuation orders are also in place for parts of Charlotte County, Levy County, Manatee County, Pasco County, Pinellas County and Sarasota County.
Meanwhile, voluntary evacuation orders are also in place for Hernando County and Collier County, as well as for other parts of Manatee County and Hillsborough County.
A full list of evacuation orders is being updated online by the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
Ian barrels towards Cuba as winds strengthen
Hurricane Ian barreled towards Cuba early Tuesday morning, with the storm around 50 miles south of the western city of Pinar del Río as of around 2 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center.
Maximum sustained winds had strengthened to 110 mph, with higher gusts.
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