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As it happened: WLRN's Hurricane Ian blog

Published September 26, 2022 at 9:55 AM EDT
 Composite satellite image of Hurricane Ian over the Atlantic on Sept. 29
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Composite satellite image of Hurricane Ian over the Atlantic on Sept. 29

This coverage has now concluded. Check here for news on Hurricane Ian as it impacted South Florida.

What you need to know:

  • Hurricane Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa, a barrier island just off Fort Myers, at 3:05 p.m. on Wednesday, with sustained winds of 150 mph. It brought devastating wind, flooding and storm surge damage to the surrounding Gulf Coast area
  • According to the NHC, the storm made its second U.S. landfall in Georgetown, South Carolina, at 2:05 p.m. Friday as a Category 1 storm.
  • At 5 p.m. Friday it was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. South Carolina was no longer under a hurricane warning, but the NHC warned the threat of dangerous storm surge, flash flooding and high winds continued
  • Search and rescue efforts are set to continue across Florida. A preliminary 21 deaths have been reported as of Friday afternoon
  • Two deaths have been reported in Cuba, with heavy damage, island-wide power outage and 'apocalyptic' economic damage
  • Click here for our full coverage of Ian

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