Sunday, September 18 morning weather forecast
HURRICANE IAN UPDATES: Category 3 storm brings hurricane warnings, tornado threat to Central Florida
Ian strengthened into a major hurricane Tuesday as its track moved east into Central Florida.
Hurricane Ian formed Monday morning and it is forecast to impact Florida this week.
- The Gainesville Sun
See where Hurricane Ian is, where it's headed and how it may affect Gainesville.
- Palm Beach Daily News
Florida is in the potential path of Hurricane Ian. Use these maps to track the storm's path and spaghetti models.
- Bradenton Herald
Water is crashing ashore in Key West and kids are swimming the storm surge. Here’s more.
- Fox Weather
A threat from Hurricane Ian to the Sunshine State means millions of residents could be asked by local governments to head to higher ground, but with a population of more than 22 million in the state, finding out who will need to seek shelter could be a complicated task.
- Tallahassee Democrat
It is increasingly certain that the state will see widespread surge, wave, and rain impacts no matter the specific outcome.
- Miami Herald
Hurricane Ian is continuing to grow stronger Monday as it quickly moves over the Caribbean Sea, toward Cuba and Florida, which is under a state of emergency.
- Biloxi Sun Herald
The storm will likely be a major hurricane in the Gulf before it begins to stall out for a bit. “It’s a bad thing for Tampa, especially.”
Florida is headed for a 'near worst-case scenario' with Hurricane Ian. Here's what a Category 5 storm could look like.
The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council catastrophic plan lays out this worst-case scenario, predicting storm surge flooding, destruction, and death.
- The News-Press
Here is the latest news and information for Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers Beach and more.
Hurricane Ian live tracker: Orlando International Airport cancels all Wednesday flights as Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Cuba as a Category 3 storm
Track the path of Hurricane Ian, with live updates on watches, warnings, and any possible evacuation notices or damage reports.
Some coastal evacuations have started in West Florida ahead of Hurricane Ian. What are evacuation zones?
If you're told to evacuate during a hurricane, where should you go? What are evacuation zones, and do you live in one?
- The News-Press
Jim Cantore is on the move in Florida, moving from Clearwater Beach where he spent a few days reporting on Hurricane Ian. He's now in Punta Gorda.
As Hurricane Ian approaches Florida, one grocery store has amended its bakery section to reflect the dire times.
Water service will be shut off to all barrier islands in Sarasota and Manatee counties this evening, including the island of Venice.
- Miami Herald
At what could be ground zero for looming Hurricane Ian, the main avenue was desolate Tuesday afternoon. Some small boutiques had plywood boards over the windows. Only a few shop owners in this small Gulf Coast town were making final preparations in gray, drizzly weather.
- Yahoo News
Hurricane Ian is forecast to make landfall Wednesday along Florida's southwest coast, bringing with it a potentially "catastrophic" 12-foot storm surge made worse by rising sea levels due to climate change.
- Raleigh News and Observer
The hurricane is moving into Florida and could hit anywhere from central Tennessee to Eastern North Carolina starting Thursday night.
- The Hill
Residents in parts of Tampa, Fla., received mandatory evacuation orders on Monday as Hurricane Ian barrels toward the state’s Gulf Coast, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) warning more evacuations are likely to come. The evacuation order spans waterfront areas in Tampa and elsewhere in Hillsborough County, while officials also issued a voluntary evacuation order…