TAMPA, Fla. - Many Tampa Bay area counties issued emergency orders in response to Hurricane Ian as it approached Florida's Gulf Coast as a dangerous Category 4 storm. Early Thursday morning, Ian was downgraded to a tropical storm as it crossed the state.
Click or tap on your county below for information, as it comes into the FOX 13 newsroom, on closings and reopenings, shelter status, and other emergency information.
Closures and emergency information by county:
- Citrus County updates
- DeSoto County updates
- Hardee County updates
- Hernando County updates
- Highlands County updates
- Hillsborough County updates
- Manatee County updates
- Pasco County updates
- Pinellas County updates
- Polk County updates
- Sarasota County updates
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- Get the latest updates on storm tracks, models, and more at MyFoxHurricane.com.