Seawater buried Florida towns along coastline. Check out what it appeared like throughout the surge

Tampa Bay Situations, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Hurricane Ian was meant to slam Tampa Bay head on. What happened?

On Monday, nationwide forecasters predicted Tampa Bay’s centurylong streak of hurricane luck was about to close. One forecaster called the storm a “potential historic catastrophe.” The region was on the lookout at 10 toes of storm surge. Billions in home hurt. Untold destruction, unmitigated catastrophe. Two days later, the catastrophe has arrived — for Tampa Bay’s neighbors about 75 miles to the …

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