Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall as a Category 4 Storm
Hurricane Ian has made landfall in Southwestern Florida as a massive Category 4 storm. About 2.5 million people had been ordered to evacuate the area before the storm hit with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour. Forecasters say storm surges between 12 to 18 feet are expected. Jamie Rhome, Acting Director of the National Hurricane Center says while not as extreme, both coastal Georgia and South Carolina should also brace for impact.
John Knox, a UGA Geography Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator for the Atmospheric Sciences Program tells us we could see heavy rain and gusty winds in Athens.