I have long suspected that the strength of hurricanes has been overstated by the powers that be to generate scary headlines. Look at this picture of Ian making landfall.
Not a single personal weather station is reporting a wind speed of more than 50 miles per hour. Now in all fairness, large areas are without internet and power, so some reports may be missing.
My guess is that we won’t have winds over 40.
So far here, our highest wind speed has been 22 miles per hour and we have gotten right at 2 inches of rain. So far, so good.
EDITED TO ADD: I just found a station reporting 94 miles per hour.
Also, our entire area lost hardwire internet and cable television connectivity at 1547. I am making this update by cell phone.