Two MORE ‘tropical disturbances’ developed in the Atlantic just days after Hurricane Ian

Two MORE 'tropical disturbances' developed in the Atlantic just days after Hurricane Ian 2
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Two ‘tropical disturbances’ have formed in the Atlantic Ocean as forecasters monitor the severity of the systems just days after Hurricane Ian reduced parts of Florida to rubble with its death toll on the rise.

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Tropical Depression 12, located 440 miles west of Cabo Verde, was packing sustained winds of 35 mph and moving northwest at 12 mph at 5pm on Tuesday according to the National Hurricane Center.

Increasing upper-level winds are likely to stunt any potential growth from there with forecasters saying the depression is likely to be ‘short-lived’ and will dissipate late Thursday.

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A second disturbance closer to Florida located east of the Windward Islands at 8pm on Tuesday evening could grow over the next few days, forecasters predict.

‘Regardless of development, heavy rainfall with localized flooding, as well as gusty winds, are expected over portions of the Windward Islands, northern portions of South America, and the ABC Islands during the next couple of days,’ read the NHC’s most recent Tropical Weather Outlook.

‘Interests in those locations, in addition to those in Central America, should continue to monitor the progress of this system.’

The National Hurricane Center said the system has a 60 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical depression by Thursday evening and an 80 percent chance of doing so by Sunday evening.

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Two 'tropical disturbances' have formed in the Atlantic Ocean (pictured) as forecasters monitor the severity of the systems just days after Hurricane Ian

Two ‘tropical disturbances’ have formed in the Atlantic Ocean (pictured) as forecasters monitor the severity of the systems just days after Hurricane Ian

Tropical Depression 12 (pictured), located 440 miles west of Cabo Verde, was packing sustained winds of 35 mph and moving northwest at 12 mph but is likely to be 'short lived'

Tropical Depression 12 (pictured), located 440 miles west of Cabo Verde, was packing sustained winds of 35 mph and moving northwest at 12 mph but is likely to be ‘short lived’

A second disturbance closer to Florida located east of the Windward Islands at 8pm on Tuesday evening could grow over the next few days, forecasters predict

A second disturbance closer to Florida located east of the Windward Islands at 8pm on Tuesday evening could grow over the next few days, forecasters predict

It comes as the death toll rises after Hurricane Ian reduced Florida communities to rubble (pictured)

 It comes as the death toll rises after Hurricane Ian reduced Florida communities to rubble (pictured)

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‘A tropical depression is likely to form over the next several days if the system remains over open waters while moving westward at about 15 mph through the Windward Islands and into the Caribbean Sea.

‘Another Air Force Reconnaissance mission is scheduled to investigate this system tomorrow morning, if necessary.’

It comes as the death toll from Hurricane Ian continued a grim and steady climb after obliterating communities in Florida.

Rescue crews continue their search for survivors, as residents come to grips with their losses and many grapple with the long and daunting path to recovery.

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As of Tuesday, at least 109 people have been recorded killed by the Hurricane, 105 in Florida and 55 in Lee County.

The Florida Medical Examiners Commission reported a death in Martin County, an additional death in Manatee County and an additional death in Sarasota County attributed to Hurricane Ian, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Thus far, four people in North Carolina have also died.

Ian descended on Florida as a devastating Category 4 hurricane last Wednesday, with residents cut off from the mainland and hundreds-of-thousands of people left without power.

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More than 400,000 residents went without power according to PowerOutage.us. with Lee and Charlotte county hit the hardest seeing 208,263 and 75,721 customers affected respectively.

The storm also saw residents left homeless and many government officials dealing with the recovery efforts, reported CNN.

Rescue crews continue their search for survivors, as residents come to grips with their losses and many grapple with the long and daunting path to recovery

Rescue crews continue their search for survivors, as residents come to grips with their losses and many grapple with the long and daunting path to recovery

As of Tuesday, at least 109 people have been recorded killed by the Hurricane, 105 in Florida and 55 in Lee County

As of Tuesday, at least 109 people have been recorded killed by the Hurricane, 105 in Florida and 55 in Lee County

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Ian descended on Florida as a devastating Category 4 hurricane last Wednesday, with residents cut off from the mainland and hundreds-of-thousands of people left without power

Ian descended on Florida as a devastating Category 4 hurricane last Wednesday, with residents cut off from the mainland and hundreds-of-thousands of people left without power

Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis said 79,000 structures have been searched and announced the opening of the first Disaster Recovery Center in Fort Myers

Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis said 79,000 structures have been searched and announced the opening of the first Disaster Recovery Center in Fort Myers

It is still unclear how many people remain unaccounted for after the storm, with the Florida Division of Emergency Management working to consolidate a list of mission people

It is still unclear how many people remain unaccounted for after the storm, with the Florida Division of Emergency Management working to consolidate a list of mission people

Fort Myers Beach City Councilman Bill Veach told the broadcaster his 90-year-old cottage is in ruins.

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‘When you are walking around the ruins, it’s an apocalyptic scene,’ said Veach.

He said despite the destruction there are moments to be thankful for.

‘You see a friend that you weren’t sure was alive or dead and that brings you joy. A joy that is so much more than the loss of property,’ he said.

Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis said 79,000 structures have been searched and announced the opening of the first Disaster Recovery Center in Fort Myers for residents and businesses that have been affected by Hurricane Ian.

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Stacy Verdream told CNN she and her brother found out Monday their uncle, Mike Verdream, died in the storm.

‘It was a very brief call because he said he was very scared and she’d never heard him like that because he wasn’t that type of person,’ she said.

‘He’s always put on a brave face. But she said he sounded absolutely terrified.’

Elizabeth McGuire died while clutching her cell phone in bed according to the 49-year-old’s family.

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McGuire’s mother, Susan McGuire, told CNN the destruction of the storm had been ‘massive.’

‘One hundred blizzards will not cost you what one hurricane will cost you,’ she said.

‘My husband’s business whipped out, my daughter is dead … I never had a blizzard take anything away from me.’

United States President Joe Biden is expected to meet with DeSantis and tour the southwest of the state to see the damage firsthand

United States President Joe Biden is expected to meet with DeSantis and tour the southwest of the state to see the damage firsthand

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Biden has signed major disaster declarations for more than a dozen Florida counties last week

Biden has signed major disaster declarations for more than a dozen Florida counties last week

Pictures which emerged following the devastating weather system ripped through Florida show homes destroyed

Pictures which emerged following the devastating weather system ripped through Florida show homes destroyed

Many images also show the flattened remains of homes with people's belongings scattered across the ground

Many images also show the flattened remains of homes with people’s belongings scattered across the ground

The devastation is estimated to cost around $55 billion, but could be higher than initial predictions

The devastation is estimated to cost around $55 billion, but could be higher than initial predictions

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More than 1,900 people had been rescued throughout the state by Monday night, authorities said

More than 1,900 people had been rescued throughout the state by Monday night, authorities said

It is still unclear how many people remain unaccounted for after the storm, with the Florida Division of Emergency Management working to consolidate a list of mission people.

In Lee County, which includes Fort Myers and Fort Meyers Beach, more than half the schools had at least some damage from Ian – and 14 percent had major damage, the school district posted on Facebook.

Officials said they expect that toll to rise with the sheriff of Lee County, Carmine Marceno, telling reporters he is concerned for rescue workers.

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‘We worry about burnout. We work 12-hour shifts, and they don’t get to go home to their family members,’ he said.

The sheriff said he was grateful to the National Guard and federal personnel, as well as volunteer rescue workers, for easing the burden on his department.

‘We took such a catastrophic hit but everybody wants to help,’ said Marceno.

‘It’s very heartwarming during these tragic events because in minutes and hours, a lot of people had their lives washed away.’

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More than 1,900 people had been rescued throughout the state by Monday night, authorities said.

United States President Joe Biden is expected to meet with DeSantis and tour the southwest of the state to see the damage firsthand.

Biden signed major disaster declarations for more than a dozen Florida counties last week, and promised in an address on Friday that his administration would be with those affected ‘every step of the way.’

The devastation is estimated to cost around $55 billion, but could be higher than initial predictions.

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