Hurricane Ian strengthens, shifts course slightly towards Tampa

‘Floridians are going to experience the impact of this storm for a very long time’

Hurricane Ian is getting stronger while also shifting its course as it heads toward Tampa. Many have already heeded the warning to leave, with others doing everything they can to prepare for flooding, power outages, and more.

Hurricane Ian is getting stronger while also shifting its course as it heads toward Tampa.

Many have already heeded the warning to leave, with others doing everything they can to prepare for flooding, power outages, and more.

“Floridians are going to experience the impact of this storm for a very long time,” said a woman at the White House.

I-75 in Collier County, Florida, has a steady stream of traffic on the northbound lanes, which are taking people west to go north.

Hundreds of thousands are under a mandatory evacuation order, and police officers in Tampa and other cities go door to door, ensuring everyone is aware of it. There are always those people who stay and weather the storm.

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About the Authors:

Emmy-award winning Meteorologist Kim Adams rejoined the 4Warn Weather Team in August 2022. You can watch her on the 4, 5, 6, 10 & 11 p.m. newscasts. You can also find her on your cell phone, tablet, computer (by downloading the 4Warn Weather app), Click on Detroit, and Local 4+.

Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.