US President declares a “major disaster” as Ian passes

    (Image via National Hurricane Centre)

    Ian, which peaked at a category four hurricane, is bringing severe flooding, high winds and storm surges to Florida.

    Having lost power as it moved inland, the system is now a Tropical Storm.

    Despite this, Hurricane Warnings, Tropical Storm Warnings and Storm Surge Warnings remain in effect for a number of areas.

    According to BBC News, cities have been left submerged by flood water, with emergency crews sawing through fallen trees to reach those trapped in their homes.

    US President Joe Biden has declared a “major disaster” and approved federal disaster funds for nine counties in the state.