- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) says more than 2 million residents in the state are under evacuation orders as Hurricane Ian approaches, set to make landfall on the Gulf Coast as soon as Wednesday.
- DeSantis said at a press conference on Tuesday that he is urging those under evacuation orders to heed them and move to higher ground.
He said the hurricane, currently a Category 3 storm, was about 200 miles south of Key West, on the southern tip of the state, and expected to exit Cuba soon. He said the storm has maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour.
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