As we prepare for Hurricane Ian to make landfall between Ft. Myers and Tampa, citizen information lines have been activated.
The City of Tampa‘s line will be open 8am to midnight daily.
Have a #HurricaneIan question? Our Citizen Information Line has been activated & will be available Mon, Sept 26 from noon to 8pm.— City of Tampa (@CityofTampa) September 26, 2022
Starting on Tues, Sept 27, it will be open 8am to midnight daily.
☎️ Call 833-TPA-INFO (872-4636) for assistance. More info: https://t.co/F7nq18d72C pic.twitter.com/GhSm1eSzip
As Hurricane Ian makes it’s turn toward Tampa, some models are now pointing the hurricane’s landfall south of Tampa. The one piece of good news about that is the risk of surge in Tampa Bay could be less. There is still time with the nature of storms like this for the track to shift. Here are this morning’s observations from the weather experts.
Consistent rain could begin later today according to Shay Ryan from ABC Action News. Tampa Bay will start seeing tropical storm force winds between 2am and 4am. The worst of the storm with the winds and rain accumulation will begin Wednesday evening. Those could last about 36 hours. At 8am Thursday, the heaviest rains begin to lift, according to models she’s seeing.
Tuesday Morning Readings Show Hurricane Ian Landfall Moves A Bit Southeast