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Hurricane Season 2022

Weather Alert: Hurricane Ian takes aim at Florida

Tropical Storm force winds arriving as early as Tuesday night in central Florida

Posted
6 AM Update 
 
There is increasing confidence for impacts on Central Florida from Hurricane Ian, with Tropical Storm force winds arriving as early as Tuesday night in squalls. Heavy rainfall before and during the event is expected. Rainfall accumulations of 2-4” prior to the event will increase flooding concerns area-wide. Residents and visitors should prepare for heavy rain, gusty winds, and possible tornadoes
 
Latest Status

Ian is currently centered southwest of Grand Cayman, moving northwest.

Outer bands of heavy rain are lashing Grand Cayman, where winds have gusted up to 53 mph early Monday morning.

Hurricane Ian has begun its anticipated explosive intensification in the western Caribbean Sea and is dangerous to western Cuba before it heads into the Gulf of Mexico for a strike on Florida.

I​an became the fourth hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season early Monday morning as it was centered southwest of Grand Cayman in the western Caribbean Sea.

A​ hurricane watch has been issued for parts of Florida's west coast, including Tampa Bay.

As Florida prepares for Ian, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for all 67 counties. This will make more resources available for storm preparation and will also activate members of the Florida National Guard to be put on standby ahead of Ian's arrival.

Hurricane Season 2022, Tropical Storm Ian, National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center, weather.com

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  • MamaMia

    Everybody is doing the "Preparation H" in Florida this morning (hurricane preparedness) LOL! Other than buying a big pack of toilet paper of 32 rolls, guess what? I just really am not too sure what to do. Will set down hanging baskets, bring in decorative yard flags, but really don't know, will have to wing it. I can't foresee cases and cases of bottled water bought up helping very much. As high as the property insurance rates are now, Lord knows what they will be when they renew again, after this hurricane passes on! I pray this will not be a Andrew type hurricane! No, I won't be going to the liquor store, and bottling up. Been there, done it in the past, before the storms, before, back when my husband worked during the hurricanes, and four of the hurricanes came through here (2004) and I was all alone here at the house with just my pets, and feeling SO ALONE, but I am so done with that type of " hurricane preparing" and thinking, ha ha.....boozing it up during a hurricane really ain't a great idea anyway, but I understand people have their reasons for anxiety relief. Should the power go out, and I can't find ice anywhere, keeping my insulin cool enough is a real concern for me. Last hurricane, all the ice was sold out, and my insulin has to be kept cool, or it is ruined, and insulin is expensive!

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  • MamaMia

    I plan on reading through the storm. Got another good book, " The Doomsday Mother", by John Glatt. It is about Lori Vallow, and Chad Daybell, both who took their religion to the extreme, turning their crazy beliefs into a inner circle of followers, thus actually what became a cult. It leads to several murders, including Lori's husband, two of her children, and other questionable deaths of other family members, and murder attempts. A real good book, and I am nearing the end of it. It is a true story, and both those two were known as "end of the world preppers". They will be put on trial in real life in Jan. 2023. Reading this book, I have never seen such a messed up bunch of people. Those poor children that were murdered....such a shame.

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