Hurricane “Ian” made landfall along the southwestern coast of Florida near Cayo Costa, an island off the coast of Fort Myers, around 19:05 UTC (15:05 EDT) on September 28, 2022, with maximum sustained winds of 240 km/h (150 mph), placing it at the upper end of the Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Ian caused a catastrophic storm surge, winds and flooding in the Florida Peninsula, leaving more than 2.6 million customers without power.
NOAA Doppler radar imagery indicates that the eye of Hurricane “Ian” made landfall along the southwestern coast of Florida near Cayo Costa around 19:05 UTC (15:05 EDT) on September 28, 2022.
The center of Hurricane “Ian” is expected to approach the west coast of Florida this morning, September 28, 2022 (LT), and make landfall later today. Strengthening is forecast until it makes landfall, and Ian is forecast to approach the west coast of Florida as an extremely dangerous major hurricane.
Category 3 Hurricane “Ian” made landfall just southwest of the town of La Coloma in the Pinar del Rio Province of Cuba at 08:30 UTC on September 27, 2022, with maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h (125 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 952 hPa.
Ian strengthened into a major hurricane (Category 3) at 06:30 UTC on September 27, 2022, just 2 hours before making landfall in western Cuba. Significant wind and storm surge are occurring over the region.
The number of fatalities caused by Hurricane “Fiona” in Puerto Rico rose to 16 on September 26, the Government of Puerto Rico reports. The entire island (population 3.1 million) was without power after landfall on September 18. The number of customers without power was at 746 000 on September 26, and at 528 000 early on September 27.
Tropical Storm “Ian” rapidly strengthened into a hurricane by 09:00 UTC on September 26, 2022. Significant wind and storm surge impacts are expected in western Cuba before Ian emerges over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on September 28 and heads toward Florida.
Powerful post-tropical cyclone Fiona made landfall in Atlantic Canada on September 23, 2022, as the deepest low-pressure system ever to hit Canada. Fiona washed away homes and cars, caused major structural damage, and left more than 500 000 customers across the region without power.
Tropical Storm “Ian” formed over the central Caribbean Sea at 03:00 UTC on September 24, 2022, as the 8th named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. The system is strengthening on its way toward the Cayman Islands, Cuba, and Florida, U.S.
A new tropical cyclone is brewing in the Caribbean Sea and forecast models call for rapid strengthening in the Gulf of Mexico, starting on September 27, 2022, before threatening the United States.