Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Tropical Storm Ian’s Landfall

An image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the projected path of Tropical Storm Ian. (NOAA)

Officials in the Caribbean and Florida are warning residents to prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Ian, an intensifying storm that’s expected to grow into a hurricane over the weekend, with Florida’s governor declaring a state of emergency for the entire state on Saturday.

The weather system currently churning south of Jamaica was declared a tropical storm Friday night and is projected to hit populated areas with heavy rains and high winds starting Sunday.

A hurricane warning is in effect for Grand Cayman and a tropical storm watch is in effect for Little Cayman and Cayman Brac in the Cayman Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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