Live Updates: Hurricane Ian forecast to hit Florida as Category 3 storm

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  24m ago House Jan. 6 sheet postpones proceeding owed to Ian

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 onslaught connected the U.S. Capitol has postponed a proceeding scheduled for Wednesday due to Hurricane Ian.

"In airy of Hurricane Ian bearing down connected parts of Florida, we person decided to postpone tomorrow's proceedings. We're praying for the information of each those successful the storm's path," the committee said successful a statement. "The Select Committee's probe goes guardant and we volition soon denote a day for the postponed proceedings."

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  43m ago College shot games moved due to the fact that of Ian

Florida's location shot crippled against Eastern Washington has been moved from Saturday to Sunday due to the fact that of Hurricane Ian.

The Gators and Eagles volition footwear disconnected astatine noon successful Gainesville soon earlier NFL games astir the country.

Also, South Florida and East Carolina, which had been slated to play successful Tampa connected Saturday night, volition alternatively play successful Boca Raton. The crippled volition present footwear disconnected astatine 2:30 p.m. astatine Florida Atlantic's stadium.

The University of Florida canceled classes and each student-related activities Wednesday done Friday successful anticipation of Ian's predicted landfall.

Meanwhile, South Carolina's location crippled with South Carolina State has been moved from Saturday to Thursday nighttime owed to Ian's track.

  Updated 2:48 PM Warning and watches arsenic of 2 p.m. ET

The National Hurricane Center said successful its 2 p.m. advisory that the pursuing warnings and watches are successful effect:

A hurricane informing is successful effect for:

Cuban provinces of Isla de Juventud, Pinar del Rio, and ArtemisaBonita Beach to Anclote River, including Tampa BayDry Tortugas


A tempest surge informing is successful effect for:

Suwanee River southward to FlamingoTampa BayDry TortugasMarineland to the rima of the St. Mary's RiverSt. Johns River


A tropical tempest informing is successful effect for:

Cuban provinces of La Habana, Mayabeque, and MatanzasSuwannee River to the Anclote River Flamingo to Bonita BeachLower and Middle Florida KeysBoca Raton to Altamaha SoundLake Okeechobee


A tempest surge ticker is successful effect for: 

Florida Keys from the Card Sound Bridge westward to Key WestFlorida BayAucilla River to Suwanee RiverMouth of St. Mary's River to South Santee RiverSouth of Marineland to the Volusia/Flagler region line


A hurricane ticker is successful effect for: 

North of Anclote River to Suwannee RiverSouth of Bonita Beach to Chokoloskee


A tropical tempest ticker is successful effect for:

North of Suwannee River to Indian PassNorth of Altamaha Sound to South Santee RiverSouth of Boca Raton to eastbound of FlamingoUpper Florida KeysFlorida Bay
  2:21 PM What the hurricane categories mean

Hurricanes are rated connected the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, which includes 5 categories based connected the storm's sustained upwind speeds. It besides estimates imaginable harm to property, ranging from "some damage" to "catastrophic."

If a tempest is simply a Category 3, 4 oregon 5, it is deemed a "major" hurricane owed to the imaginable for "significant nonaccomplishment of beingness and damage," the National Hurricane Center says. Hurricanes that autumn into categories 1 oregon 2 are inactive considered dangerous, the halfway says.

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  2:05 PM Uber offering discounted rides to hurricane shelters

Residents of Florida's Gulf Coast who request to evacuate to a structure up of Hurricane Ian are eligible for a discounted Uber thrust to bash so, Governor Ron DeSantis' office announced. The discounted rides are eligible for residents successful Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Pasco counties.

DeSantis' bureau said that Uber volition beryllium offering the round-trip rides to and from state-approved shelters. The promotional codification "IANRELIEF" volition instrumentality up to $30 disconnected the thrust each way. FloridaDisaster.org maintains a database of shelters available.

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  1:56 PM Hurricane Ian disrupts vigor sector

Hurricane Ian is disrupting the vigor sector, with lipid producers BP and Chevron halting accumulation astatine offshore lipid platforms successful the Gulf of Mexico.

On Monday, BP said it had evacuated unit from its Na Kika platform, which produces 130,000 barrels of lipid per time arsenic good arsenic 550 cardinal cubic feet per time of earthy gas. It is besides cutting accumulation astatine its Thunder Horse platform, which produces 250,000 barrels of lipid per day, arsenic good arsenic 200 cardinal cubic feet per time of earthy gas.

Chevron besides said it is removing unit from its Petronius and Blind Faith platforms and temporarily suspending operations astatine the facilities. Combined, they nutrient astir 120,000 barrels of lipid per day. 

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  1:34 PM Orlando airdrome announces operations volition halt

Orlando International Airport said commercialized operations volition halt Wednesday astatine 10:30 a.m. owed to Hurricane Ian. 

"Entry to each parking facilities volition beryllium closed astatine that aforesaid period," said the airport, which is located northeast of Tampa, successful cardinal Florida.

Passengers are advised to interaction their airlines regarding formation updates. 

Operational Update – Hurricane Ian
Commercial operations astatine MCO volition cease astatine 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, 09/28/22. Entry to each parking facilities volition beryllium closed astatine that aforesaid period. Please interaction your hose for formation updates. pic.twitter.com/P75DooP2EA

— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) September 27, 2022
  1:28 PM County authoritative calls evacuation centers a "last resort"

The exigency absorption main for Sarasota County, connected Florida's westbound coast, gave immoderate proposal for radical considering riding retired Hurricane Ian successful an evacuation center.

"Evacuation centers … should beryllium your past resort," Ed McCrane said during a property league with Gov. Ron DeSantis. "They're the lifeboat. You should spell to friends oregon household if you can, and you don't person to spell hundreds of miles. You tin spell tens of miles. You tin take east-west routes."

People seeking structure could besides caput south, McCrane said.

"If you're going to an evacuation center, devour earlier you go, bring your exigency kit, including bedding, and bring a flashlight, toiletries," McCrane said. "You're going to get 20 quadrate feet of abstraction there."

He said each of the county's evacuation centers are pet-friendly.

  1:06 PM Disney World announces closures

Walt Disney World, located successful cardinal Florida, announced immoderate closures Tuesday arsenic Hurricane Ian approaches the state. 

It said the pursuing resorts volition beryllium closed from Wednesday done Friday due to the fact that of the storm: 

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and CampgroundCopper Creek Cabins astatine Disney's Wilderness LodgeTreehouse Villas astatine Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and SpaThe Bungalows astatine Disney's Polynesian Village Resort 

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Winter Summerland Miniature Golf and Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf volition beryllium closed Wednesday and Thursday.

  12:58 PM Evacuations ordered for 8 Florida counties

As of Tuesday morning, evacuation orders had been issued for 8 Florida counties:

CharlotteHillsboroughLevyLeeManateePascoPinellasSarasota
  Updated 12:27 PM "People … who determine not to go, they bash truthful astatine their ain peril"

Lee County — wherever Fort Myers is connected Florida's southwest Gulf Coast — issued mandatory evacuations aboriginal Tuesday for low-lying areas including Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Bonita Beach, wherever astir 250,000 radical live, aft forecasters expanded the hurricane informing area.

"People connected the obstruction islands who determine not to go, they bash truthful astatine their ain peril," Lee County Manager Roger Desjarlais said aboriginal Tuesday. "The champion happening they tin bash is leave."

"It's a unsafe spot to be," Desjarlais said. "We cannot by instrumentality unit radical disconnected the islands, but we powerfully urge that they go."

🚨 Tues 9/27/22, 10AM: Mandatory evacuations are successful effect for susceptible areas of Charlotte, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas & Sarasota counties.

🌀 Residents successful these areas should travel each orders from section officials & permission arsenic rapidly & safely arsenic possible. pic.twitter.com/EtCympQDuS

— FL Division of Emergency Management (@FLSERT) September 27, 2022
  12:02 PM Pinellas County residents urged to finalize structure plans

Residents of Pinellas County, which is located conscionable westbound of Tampa, are being urged by section officials to finalize their structure plans arsenic Hurricane Ian nears.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for the county's Zone A and mobile homes connected Monday, and for Zones B and C Tuesday morning.

"Residents should finalize their sheltering plans soon, whether it is successful their non-evacuation portion home, successful a hotel, oregon with a person oregon household member," the region tweeted Tuesday. "There are 25 shelters presently unfastened astir the county." 

Residents should finalize their sheltering plans soon, whether it is successful their non-evacuation portion home, successful a hotel, oregon with a person oregon household member. There are 25 shelters presently unfastened astir the county. Click the nexus to find the structure closest to you. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/lWtvq6cgdO

— Pinellas County (@PinellasCoNews) September 27, 2022
  11:15 AM Warnings and watches successful effect arsenic of 11 a.m. ET

The National Hurricane Center posted the pursuing warnings and watches astatine 11 a.m. ET Tuesday:

A hurricane informing is successful effect for:

Cuban provinces of Isla de Juventud, Pinar del Rio, and ArtemisaBonita Beach to Anclote River, including Tampa BayDry Tortugas

A tempest surge informing is successful effect for:

Suwanee River southward to FlamingoTampa BayDry TortugasMarineland to the rima of the St. Mary's RiverSt. Johns River

A tropical tempest informing is successful effect for:

Cuban provinces of La Habana, Mayabeque, and MatanzasSuwannee River to the Anclote RiverFlamingo to Bonita BeachLower and Middle Florida KeysBoca Raton to Altamaha SoundLake Okeechobee

A tempest surge ticker is successful effect for:

Florida Keys from the Card Sound Bridge westward to Key WestFlorida BayAucilla River to Suwanee RiverMouth of St. Mary's River to South Santee RiverSouth of Marineland to the Volusia/Flagler region line

A hurricane ticker is successful effect for:

North of Anclote River to Suwannee RiverSouth of Bonita Beach to Chokoloskee

A tropical tempest ticker is successful effect for:

North of Suwannee River to Indian PassNorth of Altamaha Sound to South Santee RiverSouth of Boca Raton to eastbound of FlamingoUpper Florida KeysFlorida Bay
  11:05 AM Sarasota, Florida, announces closures

Sarasota, Florida, which is located conscionable northbound of wherever Hurricane Ian is expected to marque landfall, says the city's administrative offices volition adjacent Tuesday astatine noon and not unfastened until Friday, "conditions permitting."

The Siesta and John Ringling Causeway bridges volition beryllium closed to non-residents astatine 3 p.m., and past volition adjacent to each vehicles astatine 6 p.m. 

At 7 p.m., h2o volition beryllium unopen disconnected to the obstruction islands.

— City of Sarasota (@CityofSarasota) September 27, 2022
  10:56 AM Tampa airdrome suspending operations

Hurricane Ian is impacting aerial travel, with Tampa International Airport announcing it volition halt operations Tuesday starting astatine 5 p.m.

"The 5 p.m. closure volition let the Airport to hole the airfield and terminals, including the securing of pitchy bridges, crushed equipment, and immoderate remaining aircraft," the airdrome says. "The Airport, including the Main Terminal, Airsides, and parking garages volition beryllium closed to each visitors astatine that time."

ICYMI: TPA leaders provided an update regarding Hurricane Ian’s impacts connected Airport operations and planned recovery. The Airport volition beryllium suspending operations astatine 5 p.m. today.

Watch it here: https://t.co/WtZ5YbWka5

— Tampa International Airport ✈️ (@FlyTPA) September 27, 2022
  10:51 AM Disney World is unfastened for now

Walt Disney World, which is located successful cardinal Florida, says connected its website it is "operating nether mean conditions" arsenic it prepares to marque "necessary adjustments" based connected the latest upwind information.

It asked radical to proceed checking its tract for the astir up-to-date accusation astir impermanent impacts and parkland closures arsenic Hurricane Ian nears. 

"We proceed to enactment the information of our Cast Members and Guests archetypal and volition stock updates with you arsenic we show Hurricane Ian," it says.

Disney World is located astir 125 miles northeast of wherever Ian is expected to marque landfall. 

  10:35 AM Manatee County issues mandatory evacuation order

A mandatory evacuation bid is successful spot for Manatee County's zones A and B. Zone C is nether a voluntary evacuation order, officials tweeted Tuesday.

Zones tin beryllium recovered utilizing this interactive map.

— Manatee Sheriff (@ManateeSheriff) September 27, 2022
  Updated 2:16 PM "Your model to hole … fundamentally is going to beryllium closing aboriginal today"
National Hurricane Center informing immoderate Florida residents to evacuate earlier Ian hits 03:27

Michael Brennan, acting lawman manager of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told CBS News radical successful Florida should travel evacuation orders from their section officials arsenic Hurricane Ian heads toward the state's westbound coast.

"If you unrecorded successful 1 of these tempest surge evacuation zones and you've been asked to leave, delight bash truthful due to the fact that your model to hole and get acceptable for the tempest fundamentally is going to beryllium closing aboriginal today, and by tonight, you're going to request to beryllium wherever you're going to thrust retired the storm," Brennan said.

Brennan said Tuesday greeting the tempest surge menace applies to the state's westbound seashore from northbound of Tampa to Collier County successful the confederate portion of the state, a ample country that includes Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte and Sarasota.

Ian's winds could harm homes and origin wide powerfulness outages, Brennan said.

  10:06 AM Landfall predicted successful Venice Wednesday

Hurricane Ian is forecast to marque landfall Wednesday evening successful Venice, Florida, southbound of Tampa, Kevin Guthrie, manager for the Florida Division of Emergency Management, said astatine a property league Tuesday morning. It is expected to deed arsenic a Category 3 storm.

"The National Hurricane Center is present predicting that landfall volition beryllium Venice successful 35 hours, astatine 125 mph ... making it a major, Category 3, landfalling hurricane," Guthrie said astatine the property conference, which was held astatine 9 a.m. Tuesday. 

Guthrie said the champion enactment for galore radical successful the southwest Florida country is to evacuate crossed the state. 

"Just spell consecutive crossed the authorities to Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach. Don't effort to spell north," helium said, thing that this volition assistance easiness traffic. 

Residents tin find retired if they unrecorded successful an evacuation portion by visiting FloridaDisaster.org/know oregon FloridaDisaster.org/planprepare, helium said.

  Updated 9:55 AM Florida politician warns of "catastrophic" and "life-threatening" impacts

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis warned that catastrophic flooding and life-threatening tempest surge volition beryllium seen successful immoderate areas arsenic Hurricane Ian hits the state's westbound seashore connected Wednesday.

He urged radical to heed evacuation orders, which place radical surviving successful areas that are susceptible to large tempest surge. People evacuating don't request to spell to different state, helium noted, saying shelters are unfastened successful different parts of Florida. 

"Impacts volition beryllium far, acold broader than wherever of the oculus makes landfall," helium said astatine a property league Tuesday morning.

  9:25 AM Evacuation orders successful effect successful Hillsborough County

Mandatory and voluntary orders person been issued for Hillsborough County, Florida, which is location to Tampa. 

Zone A successful the region is nether a mandatory evacuation announcement and Zone B is nether a voluntary evacuation notice.

"Those surviving successful mobile and manufactured homes are encouraged to evacuate arsenic well," the county tweeted Monday. 

Evacuation zones tin beryllium seen successful this interactive evacuation appraisal tool. 

  8:59 AM Ian moves implicit occidental Cuba

The halfway of Hurricane Ian is moving northbound implicit occidental Cuba Tuesday morning, with tropical tempest unit winds extending outward 115 miles. The tempest made landfall astatine 4:30 a.m. ET successful Cuba's Pinar del Rio province, wherever officials acceptable up 55 shelters, evacuated 50,000 people, rushed successful exigency unit and took steps to support crops successful Cuba's main tobacco-growing region.

Cuba's superior was getting rainfall and beardown gusts, and Havana's residents openly disquieted astir flooding up of the storm, with workers unclogging tempest drains and fishermen taking their boats retired of the water.

"I americium precise frightened due to the fact that my location gets wholly flooded, with h2o up to here," Adyz Ladron said, pointing to his chest.

In Havana's El Fanguito, a mediocre vicinity adjacent the Almendares River, residents packed up what they could.

"I anticipation we flight this 1 due to the fact that it would beryllium the extremity of us. We already person truthful little," wellness idiosyncratic Abel Rodrigues said.

Ian's guardant question was expected to dilatory implicit the gulf, enabling the hurricane to turn wider and stronger earlier it brings punishing upwind and h2o to Florida's westbound coast. 

  8:14 AM Warnings and watches successful effect arsenic of 8 a.m ET

The National Hurricane Center posted the pursuing warnings and watches astatine 8 a.m. ET Tuesday:

A hurricane informing is successful effect for:

Cuban provinces of Isla de Juventud, Pinar del Rio, and Artemisa Bonita Beach to the Anclote River, including Tampa BayDry Tortugas


A tempest surge informing is successful effect for:

Anclote River southward to FlamingoTampa Bay


A tropical tempest Warning is successful effect for:

Cuban provinces of La Habana, Mayabeque, and MatanzasLower Florida Keys from Seven Mile Bridge westward to Key WestFlamingo to Bonita BeachSuwannee River to the Anclote RiverVolusia/Brevard County Line southbound to Jupiter InletLake Okeechobee


A tempest surge ticker is successful effect for:

Florida Keys from the Card Sound Bridge westward to Key WestDry TortugasFlorida BayAucilla River to Anclote RiverAltamaha Sound to Flagler/Volusia County LineSaint Johns River


A hurricane ticker is successful effect for:

North of Anclote River to the Suwannee River


A tropical tempest ticker is successful effect for:

North of the Suwannee River to Indian PassAltamaha Sound to Volusia/Brevard County lineDeerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet