Traffic Lights Crash to the Ground Amid Fierce Winds in Tampa

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Traffic lights crashed to the ground in Tampa, Florida, on September 28, as Hurricane Ian brought strong winds to the city.

Footage by the Tampa Police Department shows a set of traffic lights smash to the ground on North Nebraska Avenue. Additional footage shows damage, downed trees and debris throughout Tampa.

Tampa mayor Jane Castor said higher winds and rainfall were due to hit Tampa on Wednesday night and urged people to stay indoors. At least 5,000 residents were without power in the area, Castor said.

The Tampa Bay area remained under hurricane, storm surge and flash flood warnings as of Wednesday night, the National Weather Service said.

The National Hurricane Center said Ian made landfall at Cayo Costa on Wednesday afternoon as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph. Credit: Tampa Police Department via Storyful