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See Hurricane Ian live from cameras across the Tampa Bay area

Livestreams offer on-the-ground looks from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Anna Maria Island.
This GOES-East GeoColor satellite image taken at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2022, and provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows the eye of Hurricane Ian approaching the southwest coast of Florida. Hurricane Ian's most damaging winds began hitting Florida's southwest coast Wednesday, lashing the state with heavy rain and pushing a devastating storm surge after strengthening to the threshold of the most dangerous Category 5 status. (NOAA via AP)
This GOES-East GeoColor satellite image taken at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2022, and provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows the eye of Hurricane Ian approaching the southwest coast of Florida. Hurricane Ian's most damaging winds began hitting Florida's southwest coast Wednesday, lashing the state with heavy rain and pushing a devastating storm surge after strengthening to the threshold of the most dangerous Category 5 status. (NOAA via AP) [ AP ]
Published Sep. 28|Updated Sep. 29

Hurricane Ian is approaching Tampa Bay, with landfall expected early Wednesday afternoon. The National Hurricane Center said Ian is an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 with top winds of 155 mph ― just short of a Category 5 storm.

Related: THURSDAY LIVE UPDATES: Tampa Bay wakes up after Hurricane Ian's landfall

Hillsborough County has ordered mandatory evacuation for Zone A, Zone B and mobile homes. Pinellas and Pasco counties have ordered mandatory evacuations for Zones A, B, C and mobile homes. At least 2.5 million people across Florida were ordered to evacuate as of Wednesday morning.

Officials warned of “catastrophic wind damage,” life-threatening floods and dangerous storm surge as the storm approaches.

Here’s a glimpse of the storm from around the Tampa Bay area.

University of Tampa Riverfront

Source: University of Tampa

St. Petersburg Waterfront

Source: Pelican Pete on YouTube

Sunshine Skyway

Source: Florida Department of Transportation

Clearwater Beach

Source: Shephard’s Beach Resort

St. Pete Beach

Source: Woody’s Waterfront Storm Watch Webcam

Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island

Source: White Sands Beach Resort

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2022 Tampa Bay Times Hurricane Guide

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WHAT TO EXPECT IN A SHELTER: What to bring — and not bring — plus information on pets, keeping it civil and more.

SAFEGUARD YOUR HOME: Storms and property damage go hand in hand. Here’s how to prepare.

IT'S STORM SEASON: Get ready and stay informed at tampabay.com/hurricane.

RISING THREAT: Tampa Bay will flood. Here's how to get ready.

DOUBLE-CHECK: Checklists for building all kinds of hurricane kits

PHONE IT IN: Use your smartphone to protect your data, documents and photos.

SELF-CARE: Protect your mental health during a hurricane.

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Rising Threat: A special report on flood risk and climate change

PART 1: The Tampa Bay Times partnered with the National Hurricane Center for a revealing look at future storms.

PART 2: Even weak hurricanes can cause huge storm surges. Experts say people don't understand the risk.

PART 3: Tampa Bay has huge flood risk. What should we do about it?

INTERACTIVE MAP: Search your Tampa Bay neighborhood to see the hurricane flood risk.

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