Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings said the community can expect to see up to two feet of rain due to Hurricane Ian.

“We’re not close to seeing the worst wind speeds in our county,” Demings said. “We are also forecasting up to two feet of rain. There’s no doubt we’re going to have flooding here in our area.

Demings said Orange County, which includes Orlando, is expected to feel the strongest effects from Hurricane Ian late Wednesday and well into the early morning hours.

“There’s no question we’re feeling the effects of this hurricane now, and we haven’t seen the worst of it yet,” Demings said. “We have asked all of our residents to begin the shelter-in-place process. You shouldn’t be on the roads right now to get around the community.

Demings said people should be prepared for widespread power outages.

Orange County has a population of nearly 1.5 million, and its other cities include Apopka, Bay Lake, Belle Isle, Eatonville, Edgewood, Lake Buena Vista, Maitland, Oakland, Ocoee, Windermere, Winter Garden, and Winter Park.


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