Will Hurricane Ian Be the Worst Storm to Hit Tampa in Years?

September 26, 2022

The state of Florida is bracing for the impact of Hurricane Ian. Forecasters are modeling where the storm will make landfall and the consensus is that Tampa will take a major hit. Experts are predicting the storm will be the worst hurricane to hit Tampa in over 100 years with 15-feet waves and winds up to 135 miles per hour. A storm surge could send up to eight feet of water into Tampa, overwhelming the city's flood defenses.

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