Skip to content
Green
Weather & Science

Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall in Cuba as It Churns Toward Florida

  • Storm reaches western Cuba as major Category 3 hurricane
  • It could be the worst storm to hit Tampa in over a century
Bloomberg business news
Watch: Hurricane Ian is bearing down on Florida.Source: Bloomberg
Updated on

Ian made landfall over western Cuba as a major Category 3 hurricane, while churning toward Florida in what could be the worst storm to hit Tampa in over a century.

Ian’s winds jumped to 125 miles (205 kilometers) an hour as it neared the city of Pinar Del Rio, Cuba, according to an advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center at 5 a.m. New York time. It was still about 175 miles from Florida’s Dry Tortugas.