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    2.5 million Floridians ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Ian barrels closer

    TAMPA, Fla. – At least 2.5 million Floridians are currently under some type of evacuation order as Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified into a major hurricane on Tuesday.


    "There's still uncertainty with where that exact landfall will be. But just understand, the impacts are going to be far, far broader than just where the eye of the storm happens to make landfall in some areas," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a news conference Tuesday morning. "There will be catastrophic flooding and life-threatening storm surge."


    Much of Florida's Gulf Coast is under either Hurricane Watches or Hurricane Warnings, including Tampa, Venice and Fort Myers, ahead of the expected wind, rain and storm surge from Hurricane Ian. Given Florida's unique coastline, the topography lends itself to the state being highly susceptible to storm-surge flooding during hurricanes.


    Evacuations ordered along Florida's west coast


    Several counties along Florida's west coast have already issued mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders, including Tampa Bay where 300,000 people alone are being told to evacuate their beachfront property as forecasters say storm surge will create massive problems for the state's third-largest metro area.


    "In order to protect residents, we are issuing a mandatory evacuation order for Zone A, recommending a voluntary evacuation for Zone B and opening emergency shelters," Hillsborough County Administrator Bonnie Wise said.


    According to the FOX Forecast Center, storm surge could reach as high as 10 feet along portions of Florida's west coast, though the entire western Florida coast is susceptible to some level of storm surge.


    Storm surge is the rise of water levels caused directly by a storm and does not take into account rainfall or wave size, which can add additional feet on top of a storm's surge.

    MORE 2.5 million Floridians ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Ian barrels closer

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    Live coverage (Tampa): ABC Action News at 6

    Ian - National Hurricane Center




    National Hurricane Center – Twitter: https://twitter.com/NHC_Atlantic
    Ian – Twitter: https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ian

    Dear Ian, we offer this as a sacrifice to protect the good people from your wrath. Thank you for your time….


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    Quote Originally Posted by miskit
    2.5 million Floridians ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Ian barrels closer, Including 300,000 from Tampa.
    You really shouldn’t need an evacuation notice to leave that shit hole.

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    Forecasted to leave Florida by 2:00 pm Thursday afternoon



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    How Hurricane Ian compares to the strongest hurricanes that hit Florida
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    Ian bringing ‘life-changing effects,’ extensive damage to Florida’s power grid, FPL says

    As a potent Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida, the top executive at Florida Power & Light warned residents in the storm’s path to expect “life-changing effects” from widespread and catastrophic damage to the state’s electrical grid that will take days, and in some cases weeks, to fully fix.


    Speaking on a livestream from FPL’s Palm Beach County emergency command center, President and CEO Eric Silagy said the company expects it will have to completely rebuild sections of its electrical system given Ian’s massive size and powerful winds, as well as the extensive rainfall and flooding it’s forecast to generate.


    Silagy said that damage will not be limited to the coastal area taking a direct hit from Ian’s eyewall on Wednesday afternoon, but will be seen along its full path as the storm thrashes its way across the state to the Atlantic Ocean, where it’s expected to emerge Thursday.


    “There are sections of our territory we will not be able to repair, we will have to rebuild,” Silagy said. “I can’t stress the difference that makes. Rebuilding can take many days or weeks.”

    Only a couple of hours after Silagy spoke, the number of utility customers in Florida without power soared well past 1 million, and state officials said they expect those numbers to grow exponentially as the storm makes its way across the state. At 6 p.m., the number of Florida users without electricity stood at 1.3 million, according to PowerOutage.us, a website that compiles outage numbers.


    That number is “going to get worse,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said.


    MORE FPL expects to rebuild sections of state power grid after Ian | Miami Herald

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    It’s bad.


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    End of Ian

    Cat 1



    Clean up time. Hope no one gets hurt with the recovery effort, which will take some time.

    Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts. Further weakening is expected for the next day or so, but Ian could be near hurricane strength when it moves over the Florida East coast tomorrow, and when it approaches the northeastern Florida, Georgia and South Carolina coasts on Friday.

    Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km).

    The estimated minimum central pressure is 972 mb (28.71 inches).


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    Fizzling out………

    At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Ian was located near latitude 28.0 North, longitude 80.9 West. Ian is moving toward the northeast near 8 mph (13 km/h). A turn toward the north-northeast is expected later today, followed by a turn toward the north and north-northwest with an increase in forward speed Friday and Friday night. On the forecast track, the center of Ian is expected to move off the east-central coast of Florida later today and then approach the coast of South Carolina on Friday. The center will move farther inland across the Carolinas Friday night and Saturday.

    Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Some slight re-intensification is forecast, and Ian could be near hurricane strength when it approaches the coast of South Carolina on Friday. Weakening is expected Friday night and Saturday after Ian moves inland.

    Remnants.....


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    Worst tropical storm name ever.

    Ian is a civil servant from Guildford who pushes pens all day.

    Ian is not a tropical storm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Worst tropical storm name ever.

    Ian is a civil servant from Guildford who pushes pens all day.

    Ian is not a tropical storm.
    I was going to say Ian is the sort of person who apologises for returning a library book late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I was going to say Ian is the sort of person who apologises for returning a library book late.
    Tropical storm Cy next time around then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    sort of person who apologises for returning a library book late.
    You can call me Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Ian is a civil servant from Guildford who pushes pens all day.

    Ian is not a tropical storm.
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I was going to say Ian is the sort of person who apologises for returning a library book late.

    Mr. Ian Anderson. Fvckin’ fantastic!

    Wait for 2:45 into the video.


    Thick As A Brick was also great.

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    Hurricane Ian updates: Florida sheriff says 'fatalities are in the hundreds' after monster storm

    After Hurricane Ian swept through the state of Florida on Thursday, the storm left millions without power and officials are predicting hundreds of fatalities.

    “Fatalities are in the hundreds,” Lee County Sherrif Carmine Marceno told Good Morning America on Thursday.


    Ian was moving northeast across Florida at about 8 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph at 5 a.m. Thursday, according to the NHC. However, the agency warned that Ian could pick back up and reach hurricane strength as it reaches Florida’s east coast on Saturday, posing risks to Georgia and the Carolinas.


    The National Hurricane Center downgraded Hurricane Ian to tropical storm status early Thursday morning after the storm began to weaken gradually overnight Wednesday as it moved across central Florida.

    It’s not yet clear how many fatalities or injuries have been sustained due to Ian, and there have not been any official reports or numbers from state officials.


    President Joe Biden declared a major disaster for the state of Florida early Thursday morning, approving the distribution of federal aid to supplement recovery efforts in the aftermath of Ian. This federal assistance includes grants for temporary housing and home repairs, loans to insure property losses, and other programs to assist business owners recover from the storm’s damage.

    Ian made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph just after 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, making it the strongest hurricane to rock the state since Hurricane Michael in 2018. State officials issued evacuation orders earlier this week before the storm reached the state, warning of possibly life-threatening conditions from high winds and heavy rainfall.

    Hurricane Ian updates: Florida sheriff says 'fatalities are in the hundreds' after monster storm | Washington Examiner

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