Article from the Wash Post: What made Hurricane Ian so intense: By the numbers
From the National Academy of Sciences, this article and list of related resources they have produced: Historic Damage in the Wake of Hurricane Ian
From the WashPost: Why Ian Was Hard to Track and Harder to Communicate
This article explains some of the problems that forecasters and emergency managers have re complex hurricane events like Ian.
From the NY times on Oct.1: Facing a Dire Storm Forecast in Florida, Officials Delayed Evacuation
An excerpt: * * * But while officials along much of that coastline responded with orders to evacuate on Monday, emergency managers in Lee County held off, pondering during the day whether to tell people to flee, but then deciding to see how the forecast evolved overnight.
The delay, an apparent violation of the meticulous evacuation strategy the county had crafted for just such an emergency, may have contributed to catastrophic consequences that are still coming into focus as the death toll continues to climb.
From Politico, another take on the topic of evacuations.
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From Politico: ‘Total destruction’: Florida residents live through night of terror. The region was left with 2 million people without power and a fear that a huge death count awaits.
Interesting article from the WashPost.