Oklahoma Residents Ride Out Hurricane Ian In Florida


Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 5:50 pm



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Hurricane Ian struck the southwest coast of Florida on Wednesday afternoon. The storm blows in as many Floridians have moved away.

The parents of News 9 traffic anchor and Meteorologist Hannah Scholl said she warned them to get out of the way of the storm.

"She very early on said, 'Hey, you got to leave. You can't stay at your house," said Randal Scholl, Hannah’s dad, said.

For another News 9 Meteorologist, Andrew Adams, southwest Florida was his home for two years before he returned to the Sooner State.  

"I mean, this is their tornado season," said Adams. "Having talked to meteorologists that have worked down there for a while, having talked to meteorologists that work at the National Hurricane Center, this particular storm is that storm you never wanted to see happen."

Adams said the people down there know how to prepare.

Someone who learned how to prepare quickly for an incoming storm as an Oklahoma resident Jason Odom. 

"This is practically paradise on earth except for days like today," Odom, who lived in Oklahoma for 20 years, said.

From Yukon to Cape Coral, Florida, Odom’s family has gotten tons of water, food and supplies ready for the potential worst of the storm.  

"Right now, it comes, and it goes,” Odom said. “It's spurts of wind, and it's not a consistent thing. Fifty to 60 mile per hour winds. Gusts 80 to 90.”

Edmond Electric sent seven linemen and four trucks to Florida Wednesday morning to help the communities affected by Hurricane Ian.

Related: Edmond Electric Company Headed To Florida To Assist In Hurricane Relief

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