Hurricane Ian has strengthen to a Category 4 Hurricane early Wednesday morning with winds up to 155mph, just shy of a Category 5 Hurricane (157mph+).
Ian is expected to pass through SWFL late morning, however we are already beginning to experience the high winds and rainfall associated with the storm.
Storm surges of greater than 8-18ft feet above ground are expected for parts of Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island.
Further, parts of Bonita Springs could experience rainfall up to 5inches.
In conjunction with the winds, rainfall and storm surges we are also keeping an eye on possible tornados brought by the storm.
As previously mentioned at this time we will be suspending services until the storm has passed, and local authorities have deemed it safe to reenter.
Note, as the storm progresses our ability to respond could be diminished.
Once legally allowed back on the road, we will be working diligently to perform our post-storm visits depending on the severity of impact of your respective service area.
Below our graphics form the National Hurricane Center on the potential path, winds, rain, and storm surge:
If you are still here please be sure to have a safe location prepared in your home. Preferably an interior room with no windows (i.e. a bathroom, laundry room etc.) for protection against the heavy winds and possible tornados.