Florida braces for Hurricane Ian

Officials in Florida are warning residents to be prepared for Hurricane Ian to make landfall in the Tampa area.
2:13 | 09/27/22

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 FLORIDA. >> TIM JERSEY, THANKS FOR THAT. MEANWHILE, RESIDENTS IN FLORIDA ARE AND THE PENDING POWER AND JUST OR CLOSURES, STACKING UP ON FOOD AND WATER VICTOR CAN-DO IS THERE, WHERE LINES ARE GROWING AND SUPPLIES ARE RUNNING SHORT. VICTOR, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING THERE? >> THE TIME TO PREPARE IS RUNNING, OUT BY NOW PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE THEIR STORM PLANS IN PLACE. WE'RE JUST OUTSIDE OF THIS HOME DEPOT IN FORT MYERS, CUSTOMERS GOING RIGHT TO THE LUMBER I'LL, STOCKING UP ON PLYWOOD. AT THE LAST SECOND, HERE SO THEY CAN BOARD UP THEIR WINDOWS AND DOORS THIS IS GOING TO AFFECT ALL OF SOUTHWEST FLORID, MUCH OF THE STATE RIGHT NOW IT STOCKING UP ON THOSE LAST-MINUTE SUPPLIES AND GROCERIES WE HAVE SEEN LONG LINES FOR SANDBAGS AS WELL. IT'S ALSO BEEN A RUN ON GAS, ESPECIALLY IN AREAS DIRECTLY IN EONS PATH. PEOPLE MAKING SURE THEY'RE FUELED UP AS THEY EVACUATE OR AS THEY PREPARED TO RIDE IT AT HOME THERE ARE A NUMBER OF MANDATORY EVACUATIONS IN PLACE, BUT THE NEWEST ONE CAME DOWN THIS MORNING AND IT'S RIGHT WHERE WE ARE. THAT IS AND LEE COUNTY, FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE CLOSEST TO THE WATER OFFICIALS SAY THIS IS ROUGHLY 250,000 PEOPLE POLICE WARNING THAT SOME PEOPLE COULD BE WITHOUT POWER FOR A NUMBER OF DAYS AS INCOMES THROUGH. DIANE? >> VICTOR, THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO BRING MAJOR STORM SURGE. FLOODING IS A BIG CONCERN WHERE YOU ARE. SO, HOW WORRIED ARE PEOPLE THERE ABOUT THAT? >> OFFICIALS HERE IN LEE COUNTY ARE SAYING WE COULD SEE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 4 TO 7 FEET OF STORM SURGE, NOT TOO FAR AWAY FROM FORT WORTH THERE IS CAPE CORAL. THAT CITY WAS BUILT ENTIRELY ON A SYSTEM OF CANALS. 400 MILES WORTH OF CANALS, THAT'S MORE THAN THE CITY OF VENICE, ITALY. SOMETHING WE'RE WATCHING VERY CLOSELY. NO, DOUBT PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE STORM SURGE WITH THE STORM. DIANE? >> VICTOR, WE ALSO HAD THE GOVERNOR A LITTLE WHILE AGO TALKING ABOUT THE VARIOUS SHELTERS IN THE AREA. SAME PEOPLE DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO LEAVE THE STATE, BUT THEY HAVE TO GET SOMEWHERE SAFE AND THEY'RE TRYING TO SET THOSE UP THROUGHOUT THE STATE SO, WHERE ARE PEOPLE BEING TOLD TO GO IN YOUR AREA? >> THIS ALSO COINCIDES WITH A LOT OF THE SCHOOL CLOSURES. AND ITS GOALS ALREADY CLOSED DOWN FOR THE DAY OR TOMORROW. KEEP IN MIND, THOSE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE OFTEN USED AS SHELTERS I CAN TELL YOU HERE IN THE COUNTY,

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