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Storm surge from Hurricane Ian expected Tuesday night: How Tampa is preparing

Hurricane Ian was forecast to hit the western tip of Cuba as a major hurricane and then become an even stronger Category 4 with top winds of 140 mph (225 km/h) over warm Gulf of Mexico waters before striking Florida. (NASA Worldview/Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)
Hurricane Ian was forecast to hit the western tip of Cuba as a major hurricane and then become an even stronger Category 4 with top winds of 140 mph (225 km/h) over warm Gulf of Mexico waters before striking Florida. (NASA Worldview/Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)

As Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida, residents in several counties are under an evacuation order.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Hillsborough County Fire Chief Dennis Jones about how local residents are preparing for the region’s biggest hurricane in 101 years.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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