Damage assessments were taking place this morning in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
The Villages appears to have dodged a bullet as the storm took a southward track. Power outages were at a minimum. Palm fronds were down on roadways and in common areas.
Villages-News.com’s Ron Clark was out this morning surveying the damage.
The storm moved through The Villages and was later downgraded to a tropical storm.
The Sumter County Emergency Operations Center reported the following damage:
- A traffic signal at U.S. Hwy. 301 at County Road 472 was out. The Florida Department of Transportation was investigating.
- A mobile home on County Road 675 sustained damage due to a fallen tree.
- There were multiple traffic signals out in Bushnell due to power loss.
- There is a report of a tree down on County Road 229 that will be reviewed when the wind speed reduces for crews to investigate and address the issue.