Hurricane Ian, Florida, Sept 2022

29 Sep 2022


Hurricane Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa, Florida late afternoon, September 28 as a Category 4 storm, one of the strongest to hit west Florida. Ian brought high winds, heavy rain and historically high storm surge, up to twelve feet in some places. At least 100 people were killed. There are reports of damaged and washed-out buildings, widespread flooding, blocked roads. The bridge connecting Sanibel and Captiva Islands to Florida’s mainland has been washed out. Over two and a half million people in the region lost power at one point. Some coastal regions are still without electricity on Tuesday, October 4 and there are over 100 boil-water advisories in places around the state.

Ian made landfall again along the coast of South Carolina, just south of Georgetown, as a Category 1 hurricane. Coastal areas were flooded from high storm surge and heavy rain. The storm then moved over land through South Carolina into North Carolina and Virginia over the weekend.

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