5:00 p.m. Update: Hurricane Ian will continue to move north/northeast. The strongest winds will be in Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Hardee and Polk Counties with a gradual weakening to a Category 1 by 2:00 a.m.
We will experience flooding rains even though we may be located away from the strongest winds. Many areas could get a foot or more of rain. If you are in an area prone to flooding please be prepared!
It’s going to be a long few days, but it is important to remember, do not panic, safety needs to be top priority and we will get through this! City Staff is still here with you and we will continue to provide updates as available. Stay safe everyone!