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Florida Matters gets an update on preparing for Hurricane Ian

People stand around a large pile of sand shoveling it into plastic bags.
Stephanie Colombini
WUSF Public Media
Crowds of people flocked to a sandbag filling station in South Tampa on Monday morning in the hopes of protecting their homes from any flooding Hurricane Ian may cause.

We’ll hear from WUSF reporters about storm preparations across the Tampa Bay region and what impacts to expect.

This week on Florida Matters, we're looking at the potential impact of Hurricane Ian.

We’ll hear from WUSF reporters Cathy Carter and Stephanie Colombini about storm preparations they’ve seen across the Tampa Bay region. WUSF’s Ray Hawthorne is a meteorologist and tells us about what impacts to expect from this hurricane.

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We are also revisiting a conversation with former FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, who joined Florida Matters last May, at the start of hurricane season.

Fugate talks with host Matthew Peddie about lessons learned from previous major storms in Florida –- including Hurricane Irma in 2017 — and when you should evacuate.

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You can listen to the full conversations by clicking on the “Listen” button above. Or you can listen on the WUSF app under “Programs & Podcasts.”

Hi there! I’m Dinorah Prevost and I’m the producer of Florida Matters, WUSF's weekly public affairs show. That basically means that I plan, record and edit the interviews we feature on the show.
I am the host of WUSF’s weekly public affairs show Florida Matters, where I get to indulge my curiosity in people and explore the endlessly fascinating stories that connect this community.