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  1. This satellite image taken at 10:10 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, and provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Ian over the Gulf of Mexico.
  2. A traffic camera image released by the Florida Highway Patrol shows the Sunshine Skyway at 7:41 a.m. on Wednesday after troopers closed the bridge due to winds clocked at between 50 and 60 mph.
  3. Sander Eshuis, a tourist from Holland, poses for a photo as he is doused by waves at the Southernmost Point marker in Key West, on Sept. 27, 2022. Sander and his wife, Lenneke, had never experienced a hurricane before and the proximity of Hurricane Ian to Key West allowed them to see some of the effects of the storm from a distance.
  4. From left to right: Workers D Bowls and John Nelson unload a pallet of bottled water as Magdalia Nieves, 44 and John Dejesus, 15, bring their belongings inside one of Hillsborough County’s pet-friendly shelters in preparation for Hurricane Ian at Durant High in Plant City on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
  5. The National Hurricane Center's graphic shows the current path of Hurricane Ian. Ian is forecast to make landfall Wednesday on the west coast of Florida.
  6. A flood barrier surrounds Tampa General Hospital in preparation for Hurricane Ian's arrival on Sept. 27, 2022.
  7. A tornado warning was in effect for Pembroke Pines, Davie and Cooper City until 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.
  8. (From left) Kenny King, a handyman in Safety Harbor, and Jon Walker, the co-owner of Tides Seafood Market & Provisions, board the Safety Harbor market’s entrance on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, ahead of Hurricane Ian’s arrival.
  9. From left to right: Chris Iovanna, 31, Justin Short, 35, and Nick Patel, 38, work to place shutters on their restaurant, the Soda Fountain of Venice, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, in Venice, Fla. Venice residents are preparing for the impacts of Hurricane Ian.
  10. GOES image of Hurricane Ian
  11. Alejandro Riddick, 18, who recently moved from Philadelphia to Plant City with his family, carries a mattress inside one of Hillsborough County’s pet-friendly shelters in preparation for Hurricane Ian at Durant High in Plant City on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
  12. People grab food and drinks at O’Maddy’s waterfront bar in an otherwise quiet downtown as Hurricane Ian makes its way to the west Florida coast,Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 in Gulfport.
  13. John Doyle, of New Port Richey, helps his friend board up his home to prepare for the hurricane near the 300 block of Country Club Dr.  on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, in Oldsmar.
  14. From left to right: Chris Iovanna, 31, Justin Short, 35, and Nick Patel, 38, work to place shutters on their restaurant, the Soda Fountain of Venice, on Tuesday.
  15. In this July 1, 2021, photo, President Joe Biden, right, looks at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, during a briefing with first responders and local officials in Miami on the condo tower that collapsed in Surfside.
  16. USF coach Jeff Scott and the Bulls are still set to face East Carolina this weekend.
  17. Uber driver Al Moreno, 59.
  18. Because of Hurricane Ian, Disney issued an announcement that its four theme parks would be closed on Wednesday and Thursday and Disney Springs, its shopping and entertainment center, would also close,
  19. Sem Melo, 40, said hurricane season is a nightmare for families with only one household income.
"Our destiny often depends on how lucky we are,” he said as he prepped his house for Hurricane Ian on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.
  20. The National Hurricane Center's latest advisory shows Ian's forecast track shifting slightly east. The storm is now forecasted to make landfall slightly below Tampa Bay.
  21. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch is encouraging residents not to let their guard down as Hurricane Ian forecast path shifted on Tuesday.
  22. In 1985, Hurricane Elena parked in the Gulf of Mexico and brought high waves into backyards and sea walls on Tampa's Culbreath Isle. The storm was estimated to have caused $100 million in local damage.
  23. The Howard Frankland, and the two other bridges bridge connecting Pinellas and Hillsborough counties — the Gandy Bridge and the Courtney Campbell Causeway — are being monitored by the Florida Department of Transportation and law enforcement.
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