Ian has once again become a hurricane Thursday evening as it emerges over the Atlantic. It has caused catastrophic storm surge, winds and flooding over the Florida peninsula since making landfall, the National Hurricane Center said.
As of the 5 p.m. advisory, Category 1 storm Hurricane Ian was located about 240 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina, with a north-northeast movement at 10 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 75 mph.
The NHC says Ian will approach the coast of South Carolina on Friday. The center will move farther inland across the Carolinas Friday night and Saturday.
The storm could slightly strengthen before landfall Friday.
Latest 10 Tampa Bay coverage on Hurricane Ian:
TRACKING THE DAMAGE: https://www.wtsp.com/article/weather/hurricane/hurricane-ian-florida-damage-tracking/67-eb658ac7-b50a-474b-8f02-982aea9c95c7
WHAT HAS REOPENED: https://www.wtsp.com/article/weather/hurricane/grocery-stores-airports-travel-businesses-reopen-hurricane-ian/67-3bb1c1d2-2519-4be0-a274-9899b8155883
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