Hurricane Ian – Update 10 – 9/29/2022
University of Florida officials continue monitoring Hurricane Ian. Here is what we know today:
Hurricane Ian has weakened to a tropical storm and is still expected to produce strong winds, heavy rains and storm surge across portions of Florida, according to the Thursday, 5 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. It is moving off the east-central coast of Florida and emerging into the western Atlantic later Thursday.
Alachua County is under a tropical storm watch. Tropical storm winds are expected to continue across Northeast and North Central Florida, which includes Alachua County. The weather in Northeast Florida will deteriorate, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Jacksonville.
Hurricane-force winds are expected to continue along the east-central Florida coast through Thursday. Heavy rainfall will spread across the Florida peninsula through Thursday and reach portions of the Southeast U.S. later this week and this weekend.
UF units should continue to monitor forecasts and follow guidance from local officials.
The University of Florida campus in Gainesville will be closed today through Friday, Sept. 30. Only essential university personnel should report for work during that time.
The university expects to reopen and resume classes and normal campus operations on Saturday, Oct. 1.
We will continue to monitor and update the UF community as Hurricane Ian makes its way over the Florida peninsula. Regularly check https://www.ufl.edu/ for updates.
For additional information, please visit National Hurricane Center.
This story was posted at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29.