Live Updates: Ian, Now a Tropical Storm, Is Recurring across Florida

Tropical Storm Ian continued to move east across Florida early Thursday and could still cause “catastrophic flooding,” forecasters warned.

Ian made landfall in southwestern Florida as a major Category 4 hurricane, slightly moving away from Category 5, one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the US.

This trapped people in homes without electricity and in wide areas of the state. According to, about 2.5 million homes and businesses were in the dark as of 5 a.m. EDT.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said that Ian’s center “is expected to move off the east-central coast of Florida later today and then move off the coast of South Carolina on Friday. The center further inland into the Carolinas Friday night and Saturday.” Some slight re-intensification is forecast, and Ian could be close to hurricane strength when it hits the coast of South Carolina on Friday. Ian expected to weaken Friday night and Saturday after moving inland Is.”

The center warned that, “Extensive, life-threatening catastrophic flash and urban flooding, with major record flooding along rivers, will continue in central Florida. Widespread flash, urban and riverine in parts of northeastern Florida, southeastern Georgia.” Flooding is expected, and eastern South Carolina tomorrow through the weekend.”

Hurricane Ian. Inside the shelter that shelters from


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