Here’s how Hurricane Ian could impact Lake, Sumter counties

Lake County is under a hurricane warning, Sumter County under tropical storm warning

Lake and Sumter counties (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

Hurricane Ian is expected to bring heavy rain and dangerous winds over the next day for Central Florida.

Ian made landfall as a strong category 4 storm Wednesday afternoon in southwest Florida.

The impacts of the storm may vary depending on where you live in the state, including different portions of Central Florida.

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Here is how Hurricane Ian may affect those living in Lake and Sumter counties:

Lake, Sumter counties Wednesday conditions (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)
  • Winds between 60 and 90 mph
  • 15 to 20 inches of rain, leading to flooding
  • Isolated Tornadoes

Follow updates on Hurricane Ian:

Lake County opened eight shelters, including pet-friendly shelters, for Hurricane Ian.
With Hurricane Ian on the cusp of reaching Central Florida, many in Sumter County are doing last-minute shopping or heading to shelters.

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About the Author:

Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.