Coming from the Caribbean sea, the Category 4, 125 mph Hurricane Ian, which struck Cuba on September 27th, 2022, will also reach the west coast of Florida on Wednesday (09.28). Sarasota and Tampa counties are the most affected areas. Florida Governor Ron Desantis has declared a statewide emergency. In addition, Governor Desantis also drew the attention of the population to take all necessary measures to avoid disasters. Since last night, heavy rains are being experienced across the state. The Tampa airport will be closed down from 5 p.m. on September 27th, schools will be suspended from tomorrow (in other counties as well), and some schools will be converted into shelters. Sandbags are distributed to the public, but the people of Tampa are also able to buy them. The foreign mission advises the Hungarian citizens not to plan to travel to Florida in the coming days. Those staying in the mentioned area should stay in their homes or go to a safe place if possible. We provide continuous information on the situation on the website of the Consular Service. In the event of an emergency, you can contact the staff member of the Miami Vice-Consulate at +1/667-305-0406.