September 28, 2022 – Ian 5am EST Update
Overnight and currently, buoys off the west coast of Florida reported wave heights in excess of 26 feet. As a rule of thumb, divide wave-height by 2 to get an estimate of the storm surge coming on shore at low-lying areas not protected by flood-walls. Port Charlotte, existing at the tip of the funnel-shaped Harbor could experience an accelerated amount storm surge. Punta Gorda could have a similar, but less than Pt. Charlotte’s storm surge.