5-Day Outlook

Residents get their first look at devastation caused by Hurricane Ian on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Bonita Beach.
After ravaging the Gulf Coast south of Tampa Bay, a strengthening Ian veers toward Charleston and Myrtle Beach.
Sep. 30• Hurricane
Evidence of the historic storm was clear in Hillsborough and Pinellas, but not catastrophic.
Sep. 29• Tampa
Hurricane Ian’s eye slashed through the Southwest Florida island leaving residents searching for loved ones and surveying destruction.
Sep. 30• Hurricane
“The island is like somebody took an atom bomb and dropped it,” one resident said surveying the destruction in Southwest Florida.
Sep. 29• Hurricane



  1. Bucs tight end Ko Kieft sports his "Florida Strong" shirt during warm-ups before taking on the Chiefs. The Bucs will raise funds to support those affected by Hurricane Ian, and honored honoring emergency personnel and first responders ahead of the game. In addition, the NFL Foundation will match the $1 million donation made by the Glazer Family to support nonprofit organizations aiding those most impacted by the storm throughout the state.
  2. Head start and early head start centers will remain closed Monday.
  3. Melanie Kayson, a resident of Pine Island who rode out the storm on the island, cries as she is evacuated in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Pine Island in Lee County, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. Sheriff Carmine Marceno announced later Sunday that the storm had killed 42 people in Lee County alone.
  4. The destroyed bridge leading to Pine Island is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Spring Hill, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. The only bridge to the island is heavily damaged so it can only be reached by boat or air.
  5. Damage caused by Hurricane Ian seen at Charlotte Sports Park located on the grounds of the Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training complex seen on Thursday. The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening the first of several recovery centers to help residents, businesses and nonprofits apply for loans.
  6. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman said it was important to players that their families and pets evacuate with them to Nashville ahead of Hurricane Ian. “I wouldn’t have left without (them); that was the bottom line," he says.
  7. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch has extended the state of emergency in the city to Sunday, Oct. 9.
  8. The heavily damaged Sanibel Causeway, seen here before dawn on Sept. 29, 2022, was among the first images to emerge of Hurricane Ian's destruction.
  9. Duke Energy trucks are staged the parking lot at Tropicana Field in preparation for Hurricane Ian on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 in St. Petersburg.

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