An NOAA plane traveled through the eye of Hurricane Ian in the Caribbean on Tuesday, September 27, as the hurricane was over Cuba.
Cuba lost power in an island-wide blackout on Tuesday after the storm hit. The National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Ian battered the island’s west with high winds and a life-threatening storm surge.
By Wednesday, September 28, the National Hurricane Center said Ian had strengthened into an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane. Life-threatening storm surges, catastrophic winds and flooding were expected for Florida. Credit: Nick Underwood/NOAA via Storyful