Source Pravda.Ru

Hurricane Ivan is the strongest on the five-tier Saffir-Simpson scale - Comments

Hurricane Ivan, with winds of 145 mph, forced evacuations in Jamaica as it moved on a track toward Cuba and Florida, where residents braced for the third powerful storm to hit the state in a month. The eastern part of Jamaica was already being battered by the storm's wind and rain, Sophia Mitchell, a spokeswoman at Jamaica's Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, said. Officials are still trying to evacuate people to shelters, especially in coastal regions that will be affected by storm-surge flooding

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