Hurricane Ian: Florida braces for a major disaster

Hurricane Ian: Florida braces for a major disaster

Florida's governor has warned the state to brace for a potential 'major disaster'.

There is a category two Hurricane Ian that is gathering force in the Caribbean.

The hurricane's exact path is uncertain but Governor Ron DeSantis warned of "broad impacts throughout the state".

Residents have been stocking up on food, water, medicine and fuel.

Some parts of the state have not seen a hurricane of this magnitude in about a century.

The National Hurricane Center expects rapid strengthening from Ian over the next 48 hours.

Floridians should contact lenders, creditors and banks to let them know of the situation due to hurricane warning.

You can contact the Florida Division of Emergency Management at 32399-2100 or 850-815-4000 in case of an emergency.