The west coast of Florida is bracing for Hurricane Ian to hit as early as Wednesday, September 28. Widespread power outages are expected from Fort Myers to Tampa Bay with tropical force winds reaching 100-plus miles from the center. Storm surges are estimated to reach 10 feet of ocean water and 10 inches of rain across the Tampa Bay area.
You can view all of the latest details regarding Hurricane Ian on the National Hurricane Center Website: https://www.noaa.gov/ian
**Please note that the updates below are from 9/28/22 at 7 am EST. The status of each port/airport may continue to fluctuate.**
Florida Port Operations
All ports currently have adequate fuel supplies and are staging appropriate measures to be well-positioned after the storm to quickly reinstate operations and keep fuel supplies moving.
- Ports currently closed include Port Tampa Bay, Port of St. Petersburg Seaport Manatee, Port of Fort Pierce, Port of Palm Beach, Port Canaveral, and Port of Key West.
- Ports currently open with restrictions include the Port of Ft. Pierce and Port of Palm Beach.
- Ports currently open while preparing for storm impacts include Port Everglades, Port Miami, Port Fernandina, JAXPORT, Port Canaveral, Port of Pensacola (with restrictions), Port Panama City, and Port St. Joe.
Florida Airport Operations
The current status of airports is listed below. While some facilities have scheduled closures, individual airlines may decide to cease flights earlier than that.
- Tampa International Airport will suspend operations at 5 pm Tues Sept 27
- St.Pete/Clearwater International Airport will close at 2 pm Tues Sept 27
- Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport- Airport will close at 8 pm local Tuesday, Sept. 27 through 8 pm Thursday, Sept. 29
- Tallahassee International Airport- Currently open and continuing storm preparations
- Pensacola International Airport- Currently open and continuing storm preparations
- Punta Gorda Airport- Currently open and continuing storm preparations
- Orlando International Airport- Closing Wednesday, September 28 at 10:30 am
- Orlando Sanford International Airport- Passenger terminal closing at 5 pm. Airport facility closes at 11 PM. Flights on Wednesday and Thursday are cancelled
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