Was Tampa Hit Hard By Ian?

Was Tampa impacted by Ian?

Reverse storm-surge runoff impacts residents after Hurricane Ian. SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — Right before Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida, the storm drained seven feet of water out of Tampa Bay.

How much damage did Ian do to Tampa Florida?

The NWS Tampa Bay released the latest numbers on damages caused by Hurricane Ian. The breakdown is as follows: LEE COUNTY: 52 fatalities 52,514 structures damaged, 5,369 destroyed. Preliminary cost $6.8 billion.

Who got hit the hardest by Hurricane Ian?

The hardest hit area was in Florida, where Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday afternoon near Cayo Costa, Florida, as a catastrophic Category 4 storm with winds of 150 mph.

Was St pete beach affected by Ian?

The storm crossed Florida and weakened to a tropical storm before moving into Georgia. Hurricane Ian did not strike St. Petersburg as hard as it did in areas like Southwest Florida and Orlando. The city was spared some of the worst effects of the storm.

Did Sarasota get hit by Ian?

While Sarasota was spared a direct hit, the damage in the south of the county, in particular, is devastating.

Did Clearwater get hit by Ian?

Both Tampa International Airport and St. Pete-Clearwater International shuttered for less than 72 hours during Ian. Neither sustained extensive damage.

Where did Ian do most damage?

As for which area sustained the most damage, the Cherry Grove area suffered the most from Hurricane Ian, according to the city. Copyright 2022 WMBF.

What Category was Ian when it hit Tampa?

Tampa’s neighbors just south of them got the brunt of Ian’s impact and the damage is unbelievable. Ian tore through Florida, making landfall just after 3 p.m. Wednesday near Cayo Costa as a Category 4 storm. Winds clocked in over 150 mph, lashing the coast.

Did Fort Myers get hit by Ian?

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. Ian slammed into the Fort Myers area on Sept. 28 as a Category 4 hurricane with 150-mph winds. Those terrible winds pushed ashore feet of water from the Gulf of Mexico that tore across barrier islands and gutted buildings along the coast.

What Florida cities were hit hardest by Ian?

Fort Myers Beach, a coastal city on a barrier island, was among the areas hardest hit, with storm surges nearly reaching the roofs of some houses.