These are significant threats to areas of Tampa Bay and Florida’s Gulf Coast that don’t normally see such headlines, but they’re worth acting upon: People living along and near the coast are urged to shelter in place and remain in a safe spot until the storm has passed.
As of the 2 a.m. advisory, Category 1 Hurricane Ian was located about 55 miles south-southeast of Orlando, with a northeast movement at 9 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 75 mph.
Hurricane Ian made landfall around 3:05 p.m. along the southwestern coast of Florida near Cayo Costa, the NHC said. It had maximum sustained winds of 150 mph, with even higher gusts.
10 Tampa Bay is keeping you ahead of Hurricane Ian:
FIND YOUR EVACUATION ZONE: https://www.wtsp.com/article/weather/hurricane/evacuation-zones-storm-surge-maps-tampa-bay-area/67-a551e6a7-52dc-4d3e-973b-826b19791189
FIND SANDBAG LOCATIONS: https://www.wtsp.com/article/weather/tropics/sandbags-by-county-available-tampa-bay-florida-tropical-storm-nine/67-1d66049f-bb39-445a-acc5-d6367d328626
LATEST AREA SCHOOL CLOSURES: https://www.wtsp.com/article/weather/tropics/tampa-bay-school-closures-hurricane-ian/67-c2f81246-b8d0-4382-9efc-13bf1a01d986
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