6 to Know: South Florida Officials Preparing for Flooding From Hurricane Ian

  • No. 1 – The west coast of Florida is ready for a “life-threatening storm” as Hurricane Ian strengthens to a severe Category 4 hurricane before making landfall on Wednesday.

Ian attained Category 4 strength over the warm Gulf of Mexico seas, with maximum winds of 140 mph before making landfall in Florida. Hundreds of thousands of Floridians were ordered to evacuate Tuesday because to a severe storm surge, high winds, and devastating rains. Ian was expected to make landfall on Florida’s southwest coast on Wednesday afternoon, according to the hurricane centre. Before departing, several raced to board up their homes and transport valuable belongings to higher levels.

  • No. 2 – Tornadoes created by Hurricane Ian flipped small planes, toppled trees, and caused more devastation across South Florida Tuesday evening.

A tornado struck a part of North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines, destroying many planes and hangars, according to airport officials. Several photographs depicted tiny planes that had been wrecked and flipped entirely upside down. There have been no reports of injuries. North Perry Airport was briefly closed as officials assessed the damage. The tornado began in Miami Gardens and travelled through Pembroke Pines, Miramar, and Cooper City, with damage consistent with a second probable tornado two miles southwest of Hollywood.

  • No. 3 – Although South Florida is unlikely to be directly struck by Hurricane Ian, flooding is forecast in the area during the following few days.

A flood watch was issued for the majority of South Florida and was in force until Thursday AM. Miami-Dade County personnel have been doing pre-storm inspections and decreasing water levels around the county since last week, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said during a news conference Tuesday. The City of Miami launched its Emergency Operations Center at 9 a.m. Tuesday to prepare for flooding caused by Ian. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez told citizens that all permanent water pumps are operational and that seven additional portable pumps will be erected if necessary.

  • No. 4 – Hurricane Ian’s tropical storm-force winds slammed the Florida Keys late Tuesday evening, with gusts reaching 72 mph.

The storm flooded neighbourhoods and cut off electricity. The wind howled for hours, and the palm trees were battered. Ian scanned the Florida Keys as it approached the Gulf. During the hurricane, a man riding his bike outdoors says he’s been in the Keys for 23 years. Ian is the hurricane’s 12th. Businesses, stores, and even clubs and restaurants were shuttered on the world-famous Duval Street. Monroe County’s lone shelter established at Key West High School.

  • No. 5 – Miami-Dade and Broward County Public Schools will be closed Wednesday and Thursday due to Hurricane Ian’s projected impact on the area.

All before and after-school activities, including field excursions and night sessions, are also cancelled in Broward. There will be no aftercare. Broward officials will offer an update on Friday’s sessions at a later time. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Miami-Dade College suspended operations and courses, with all classes and operations closed on Wednesday. Classes were also postponed at Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University, the University of Miami, Barry University, and Broward College on Wednesday. All Archdiocese of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe schools are also closed on Wednesday. They intend to reopen on Thursday.

  • No. 6 – Although the victims’ family packed the courtroom on the opening day of the state’s rebuttal to everything provided in defence of the Parkland school shooter, Hurricane Ian has postponed the restart until Oct. 3.

The defence has claimed that Nikolas Cruz was a tormented person rather than a cold-hearted killer. The state opened Tuesday by dismissing any compassion prompted by defence evidence that Cruz has suffered since before he was born to an alcoholic and drug-addicted mother. Dr. Charles Scott, a forensic psychiatrist for the state, said that there was enough of proof that Cruz understood what he was doing. The Broward County Courts will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday due to Hurricane Ian’s arrival.

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