storm can be harmful and dangerous. Because of this, it is important to be aware of and understand weather information before and during a storm.
A hurricane warning means sustained winds 74 mph or more are expected somewhere within the specified area. Hurricane warnings are issued 36 hours prior to the start of forecasting tropical storm force winds to allow significant preparation because hurricane preparedness activities become challenging once tropical storm force has been reached (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph,
Complete hurricane preparedness when a hurricane warning is in effect, and if directed to do so local authorityLeave the affected area immediately.
A location under a hurricane watch may experience hurricane conditions, which are sustained winds. 74 mph or more. 48 hours before the region is likely to experience tropical storm-force winds, a Hurricane Watch is issued.
Prepare your home and go through your evacuation strategy while monitoring the storm in case a hurricane or tropical storm warning is issued. Official local instructions should be followed carefully.
Hurricane Ian Evacuation Order
As the storm nears the coast, evacuation orders may be expanded, but for now, that remains until Tuesday morning.
A mandatory evacuation order was issued for Hillsborough County of Tampa On Monday, more voluntary evacuations were encouraged further inland.
on Monday, Pasco Countywhich is located near TampaMandatory evacuation orders were issued in some communities, while others allowed voluntary evacuation. Shelter places will remain open on Tuesday at 10 am,
Voluntary evacuation order issued on Monday Hernando County, Located further north of Tampa.
in many towns Pinellas County, which includes St. Petersburg and Clearwater, was ordered to vacate from 6 pm on Monday. Additional zones were added at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
at 8 am, Manatee County, which is located in the south of St. Petersburg and includes bradentonissued an order requiring some residents to evacuate and allowing others to do so at their discretion.
the county of Sarasotawhich includes the cities of Sarasota and Englewood, ordered to evacuate several areas. Residents can use it to find their addresses.
Several areas, including those living on the barrier islands, were ordered to evacuate on Monday Charlotte County, Who . is located north of Fort Myers.
barrier islands and ordered to evacuate low-lying areasWai Lee County, which consists of Fort Myers and Cape Coral.