Ian: Residential power outages & more tornadoes

According to reports, a substantial number of Floridians have already lost power due to Hurricane Ian.

The number is close to 27,000 already in Collier County. Miami-Dade has 18,000 residents without power, Lee, Broward, Sarasota and Manatee all have over 10,000 customers who have lost power already as well.

Additionally, Tornado activity has now spread from south Florida (we have two confirmed Tornado touch-downs in Broward and one in Palm Beach, and several others that did not touch-down or did so in non-populated areas) to central Florida. Indian River County has been placed under Tornado Warnings twice this morning, as has Osceola County.

The entire peninsula south of Orlando is under a Tornado Watch until 5pm ET.

Ian is on the cusp of being a Category 5 storm and is now forecast to maintain Hurricane-level strength through Orlando. Additionally, areas in the Tropical Storm Warning area should expect heavy winds and possible tornadoes, as southeast Florida and the Treasure Coast have already learned.

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