Trying to find a positive here. In the Hurricane Ian Monday 8pm update at least it didn’t get any bigger in the last 3 hours. Top wind speed remains at 100mph. As in the 5pm update, the models are really aligning and we’re getting a really good projection where the storm is going. And the warnings are out.
Hurricane Ian Monday 8pm Update – Warnings
Tropical Storm Warning here in SWFL
Hurricane Warning for the Tampa Area
Hurricane Watch for the area north of Tampa
Tropical Storm Watch for my brother Chuck’s house, and a lot of the other people on the east coast.
There’s definitely a concern for tornados, as well as, well, a lot of things:
Hurricane Ian Evacuation Notice in SWFL
Charlotte County Zone A – Red Evacuation Ordered
his includes those living on the barrier islands of Don Pedro Island, Knight Island (Palm Island), Little Gasparilla Island, Gasparilla Island, and Manasota Key, as well as residents in any zone living in mobile homes and trailers.
And – This is unconfirmed info, but from a very reliable source. Lee County could soon see some evacuation notices.
As of Monday night, we’re starting to see the outer outer outer bands of the hurricane. Just a prelude. Check out our guide for more info.
2022 Hurricane Central - Preparedness Guide
Hurricane Central – Preparedness Guide gives you the updated information you may need in the event of a hurricane. Just because 2021 was a quiet year for storms doesn’t mean we can ever let our guard down. This guide is sponsored by local businesses here in SWFL. Gavin’s Ace Hardware, Sean King Law, and Powerhouse Home Services.
- Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information.
- Put together a go-bag: disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, medications, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate
- If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads.
- Make a family emergency communication plan.
- Many communities have text or email alerting systems for emergency notifications. To find out what alerts are available in your area, search the Internet with your town, city, or county name and the word “alerts.”