The National Weather Service expects Hurricane Ian to create disruption along Florida’s west coast and panhandle y the middle of this week. The storm is expected to make its way up the Eastern Seaboard late this week and into early next week. As it reached Florida this morning (GMT) near Tampa, Ian had strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” and “life-threatening” Category 4 storm front. Commercial airlines reported more than 2,000 storm-related U.S. flight cancellations, with the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport and Tampa International Airport shut down on Tuesday. Catastrophic flooding is expected across portions of central Florida with considerable flooding in southern Florida, northern Florida, south eastern Georgia and coastal South Carolina.