Hurricane Ian – Update 12 – 9/29/2022

National Hurricane Center's projected storm path map for Hurricane Ian

University of Florida officials continue monitoring Hurricane Ian. Here is what we know today:

Ian strengthened once again into a hurricane on Thursday, as it continued its north-northeast trek along northeast Florida.

The National Hurricane canceled the tropical storm watch for Alachua County, which includes Gainesville, as of the 5 p.m. advisory. Despite some strong wind gusts, forecasters believe weather conditions will continue to improve in Gainesville as the night progresses.

Hurricane conditions are possible by tonight along the coast of Northeast Florida. Heavy rainfall will continue to spread across the northeastern parts of the Florida peninsula and reach portions of the Southeast U.S. later this week.

UF units should continue to monitor forecasts and follow guidance from local officials.

The University of Florida campus in Gainesville will remain closed through Friday, Sept. 30. Only essential university personnel should report for work.

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 regarding Hurricane Ian. Regularly check for updates.

For additional information, please visit National Hurricane Center.

Additional information:

President Fuchs’ message regarding Ian’s aftermath

UF campus operations closure

UF classes canceled Wednesday – Friday

Commonly asked questions regarding UF campus closure

UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery

This story was posted at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29.

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Published: September 29th, 2022

Category: 2022 Weather Alerts