Live Updates: Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida as powerful Category 4 storm

9/28/2022 10:19:00 PM

BREAKING: Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida as powerful Category 4 storm.

BREAKING: Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida as powerful Category 4 storm.

Southwestern Florida reporting widespread power outages and flooding as Ian arrives.

12:28 PM Household hacks to know as Ian hits Florida There's a long list Floridians and others in Ian's path are likely checking off - from boarding up windows to lining up sandbags to divert water from their homes.As of 11 p.Ian puts Cuba in the dark Cuba remained in the dark early Wednesday after Hurricane Ian knocked out its power grid and devastated homes, businesses and valuable tobacco farms when it hit the island’s western tip Tuesday as a Category 3 storm.Sept.

But there's always more than can be done if you have the time (or necessary help).As the storm fast approaches, here are some other last-minute things you can do to prepare: Fill your bathtub full with water.Tuesday, Hurricane Ian is lashing much of southern Florida, with a Tornado Watch in effect until Wednesday morning.This way, you'll have extra water in case you need it to flush toilets, clean dishes, use to wash yourself off or more.Aid is already pouring in from all over the country," Cuban President Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez said on Twitter.The that this can also be used as drinking water if you need it - just put line the tub with a bag to ensure your water stays fresh.Winds are currently 120 mph, holding Ian steady as a Category 3.Fill a kiddie pool with sod for a makeshift pet potty.A hurricane warning is in place for the Cuban provinces of Isla de la Juventud, Pinar del Río and Artemisa, while a hurricane watch was issued along the west coast of Florida from north of Englewood to the Anclote River, including Tampa Bay.

During high winds and heavy rain, you'll want to keep your pets inside.It's a healthy storm with large eye about 33 miles in diameter.Petersburg and Key West were closed Wednesday.To keep them warm and safe, try creating your own potty area that will allow your dog to relieve itself if necessary.Every Dog Has Its Day, a dog training facility in Orlando, Florida, putting sod in a kiddie pool and storing it in your garage (barring any flooding) so you'll have"a safe place for your dogs to potty during the storm.The models are indicating possibly becoming a Category 4 before landfall, due to the slow progression." Make your own lantern with a water bottle and flashlight., and at least 700 flights in and out were canceled by early Wednesday.If you lose power and are in need of some light, avoid using candles.CBS2 Regarding storm surge, numbers are up a little from yesterday, now showing 8-12 feet at its peak from just south of Tampa Bay, down to Bonita Beach.As of early Tuesday morning, the number of affected airports remained the same.

Instead, utilize flashlights, phones and other items.Some campers suggest creating your own lantern by taping a flashlight underneath a water bottle or jug to help illuminate a room.CBS2 Hurricane force winds over 74 mph are likely to start hitting land Wednesday morning and could last through much of the day.A couple from England on vacation in Tampa found themselves faced with riding out the storm at a shelter.Use aluminum pans or other dishes to keep furniture out of water.If you have major flooding, then this trick won't be much help, but it can be helpful if several inches of water seep into your home.This is what will prolong any surge or inundation and really elevate the dangers.Place a dish pan or aluminum pans under the legs of furniture to help prevent severe water damage.“Unfortunately, all the hotels are full or closed, so it looks as though we’re going to be in one of the shelters,” Christine Williams said.Petersburg, Florida on Monday.

.CBS2 Tornadoes have spawned south of West Palm, with lines of thunderstorms through much of Tuesday.

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I don't give a f*ck about the employee parking lot... I heard they filmed a kitten in the storm and nobody went out to save it's life IS THAT TRUE? Where is the kitten?😿 Is that a kitten in the water? How about the kitten that the WINK News team filmed and let die? Guess getting this garage footage for you was more important! Sick!!

Praying you’ll can get to a safer place 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Auto for sale soon in OH... Another crappy vertical video. VerticalVideosSuck Wonderful. Go Ian, go! Look at all those deals on used cars! ⚠️ If you're in Florida, this is the cell emergency assistance hotline: 1-800-342-3557 This could save someone's life. Share it with your family and loved ones in Florida.

Kinda felt like media was intentionally downplaying this storm with the hopes people aren’t prepared and it will hurt Desantis.

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Those people choose to live in hurricane alley, and the rest of the Country is sick of constantly hearing about it a dozen times a year!! Stay safe

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Hurricane Ian Barrels Toward Florida as Extremely Dangerous Category 4 StormFlorida’s Gulf Coast is bracing for impact from what’s being called a “life-threatening storm” as Hurricane Ian was expected to become a dangerous Category 4 hurricane before making landfall on Wednesday. It’s like God’s sick of their shit too. 😂