Currently — September 28th, 2022
What you need to know, currently.
Evacuations are underway in Florida as Hurricane Ian moves in. Hurricane Ian, which is now a Category 3 hurricane, is expected to grow to a Category 4 by Tuesday afternoon, before making landfall in Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday. Thousands across the state are under mandatory evacuation orders.
Since leaving Cuba, the storm’s track has moved slightly east — dangerous Hurricane weather is still expected along the West coast. Threats include flooding, hurricane force winds, tornadoes, power outages and storm surges. Storm surges south of Tampa Bay in Sarasota are now expected to reach up to 12 feet.
According to Currently’s Hurricane expert, Glenn Schwartz, with the hurricane’s new path, there is a smaller chance of the storm weakening before landfall. This will cause the storm to make landfall faster than previously expected.
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What you can do, currently.
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