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Life-threatening storm surge possible as Major Hurricane Ian makes landfall WednesdayLife-threatening storm surge possible as Major Hurricane Ian makes landfall Wednesday

Justin Ballard - FPREN
September 28, 2022
Ian is forecast to bring life-threatening storm surge, flooding rains, strong winds, and even the risk of tornadoes as it makes landfall along the Gulf Coast Wednesday.


World Equestrian Center provides free shelter to 3,000 horses ahead of Hurricane IanWorld Equestrian Center provides free shelter to 3,000 horses ahead of Hurricane Ian

Sandra McDonald
September 28, 2022
The largest equestrian complex in the nation opened its doors Tuesday to shelter more than 3,000 horses and other animals from Hurricane Ian – and they did it for free.


Gainesville hotels shoulder influx of evacuees ahead of Hurricane IanGainesville hotels shoulder influx of evacuees ahead of Hurricane Ian

Averi Kremposky
September 28, 2022
Indeed, by Tuesday afternoon the projected path of Hurricane Ian prompted 14 counties in western Florida to issue both advised and mandatory evacuation orders. That number could grow as the hurricane inches closer to the coast.


Ian a major hurricane, tornado risk ramps up across South Florida todayIan a major hurricane, tornado risk ramps up across South Florida today

Megan Borowski - FPREN
September 27, 2022
Ian has become the second major hurricane of the 2022 season, and intensification is projected to continue. As of the 5 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Ian is a strong category three hurricane with sustained winds of 25 miles per hour. Its center of circulation is over the western tip of Cuba and ...


Need sandbags? Here's a mapNeed sandbags? Here’s a map

Nora O'Neill
September 27, 2022
Sandbag information is subject to change based on a multitude of factors including restricted hours and component availability. While we will do our best to keep this information as accurate as possible, please verify the provided information with your local municipality, county or local public safety agency. As Hurricane Ian moves toward Florida this week, counties ...


Hurricane Ian expected to cause heavy damage in the Tampa Bay areaHurricane Ian expected to cause heavy damage in the Tampa Bay area

Jordan Ray Ramos
September 26, 2022
Extended summary: Hurricane Ian is expected to ravage the west coast of Florida with heavy winds between 111 to 129 mph and heavy rainfall on Wednesday into Thursday. Storm surges in the Tampa area are expected to reach as high as 10 feet. The counties of Manatee, Sarasota, Pinellas and Hillsborough have received evacuation ...


What you should keep in your hurricane supply kitWhat you should keep in your hurricane supply kit

WUFT News
September 26, 2022
What you should keep in your hurricane supply kit


A Gainesville community tethered by frustration stands resilient against repeated floodingA Gainesville community tethered by frustration stands resilient against repeated flooding

Jack Lemnus
September 26, 2022
Pamela O’Steen, a 62-year-old resident of the Hills of Santa Fe neighborhood in northwest Gainesville, has seen her house flood seven times since she moved there in 2000. “Every time it rains, I pray,” O’Steen said.  Residents like O’Steen say they feel helpless and forgotten as they continue to suffer from relentless flooding.  For these homeowners, repairing the ...


As Hurricane Ian makes it trek towards the Gulf Coast, Gov. DeSantis asks residents to remain calmAs Hurricane Ian makes it trek towards the Gulf Coast, Gov. DeSantis asks residents to remain calm

Bryce Schuele
September 26, 2022
With Hurricane Ian churning toward the west coast of Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference on Monday morning in Tallahassee where he urged the public to stay calm and laid out the state’s efforts to assist the population.


Live updates: Hurricane Ian on path toward Gulf Coast, north central FloridaLive updates: Hurricane Ian on path toward Gulf Coast, north central Florida

WUFT News
September 26, 2022
This is a live event and this page will be updated as necessary as Hurricane Ian impacts Florida. You can also sign up to receive local updates through Alert Florida.


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