Bracing For Hurricane Ian

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By Mike Ruzzi

TAMPA, Fla. (Erie News Now) – For decades they dealt with snow and cold. Now it’s heavy downpours and wind.

Harry Hairston, Craig Woodard and John Dudley spent many years residing in Erie, Pa.

All three now live in the Sunshine State and they are getting ready for the impact of Hurricane Ian.

John Dudley, a former Erie Times News NFL Reporter has dealt with hurricanes before, but he is expecting much more later this week.

He told Erie News Now, “The latest track of Ian, would hit pretty close to us. We are in the top priority flood zone and we may have to evacuate.”

Harry Hairston, a former WICU News Reporter moved to Naples, Florida after retiring from NBC 10 in Philadelphia.

“Some people are in a panic buying supplies, he told Erie News Now. They just need to listen to the local media and pay attention to the evacuation routes.”

According to the National Hurricane Center, the slow speed in combination with the intensity of the storm, could be devastating in that region.


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