The National Hurricane Center is warning that Ian is expected to develop into “a major hurricane” in the eastern Gulf of Mexico by the middle of the week.
In a briefing Sunday, Gov. Ron DeSantis said the path of the storm remains uncertain. He urged Floridians to be vigilant and be prepared.
“Listen to your local officials and heed those warnings,” he said.
The Florida National Guard is activating 2,500 Guardsmen across the state. They began staging at areas along the coast on Sunday.
The Florida Department of Emergency Management is in “constant communication” with the 67 county emergency management offices and state agencies to coordinate protective actions and needed resources ahead of potential storm impacts.