Florida governor says storm surge from Hurricane Ian has likely peaked

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Florida governor says storm surge from Hurricane Ian has likely peaked
Before heading to Florida, Hurricane Ian slammed into Cuba, forcing evacuations, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of people and swamping fishing villages.
By REUTERS
Published: SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis said on Wednesday evening that the storm surge from Hurricane Ian had likely peaked but that damage would likely be inflicted across the state. Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa, a barrier island and state park about 90 miles (145 km) south of Tampa and just west of Fort Myers, as a Category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of up to 150 miles per hour (241 km per hour), the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported.

The storm's wind speeds put it just shy of a Category 5 designation on the Saffir-Simpson scale, the most severe classification for storms with maximum sustained winds of at least 157 mph, though Ian was expected to weaken a notch after coming ashore, according to the NHC.

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To quote a Fla. Highway Patrolman that stopped us driving into Miami / Homestead at 4am in the morning right behind Hurricane Andrew with a truck load of food and water, “You boys ain’t seen nothing yet, wait till the sun rises” as the tears rolled down his face. He had been on duty 32 hours and couldn’t get through to his home to check on his family.

He checked our LEO credentials and told us, proceed at your own risk. His words are seared into my memory. The visual effects of his prophecy were just as haunting when the sun came up. Utter devastation as far as the eye could see. I’ll never forget what I saw. There were verified winds of 200 mph. Everything was virtually blown away.

Wait till the sun rises on Ian’s impact.
 
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