As of 11 am, Wayne County is one of thirty-one counties under a tropical storm warning as Ian continues. The center of Tropical Storm Ian moved off the Florida coast and started regaining strength. It had sustained winds clocked at 70 miles per hour and was expected to regain hurricane status later Thursday evening. The storm continued to move north-northeast movement at 9 miles per hour.
A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical-storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours
The latest forecast predicts tropical storm force winds at 15-25 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force and prepare to protect property as soon as possible. Move to a safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.
A few roads may be impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways are possible. Scattered power and communications outages.
A flood watch is also in effect with peak rainfall amounts from 3 to 6 inches.