Hurricane Ian Update

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!

Hurricane Ian Update

Noon Update: Hurricane Ian was located 45 miles southwest of Punta Gorda. The eye wall is moving onshore at Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Sanibel Island weather stations are reporting wind gusts in excess of 95 mph. As the powerful winds of the eye wall begin to approach the coast, an Extreme Wind Warning has been extended north into Charlotte & Sarasota Counties until 2:00 p.m.

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