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Hillsborough County ordered residents in its coastal areas and people living in mobile and manufactured houses to evacuate their homes Monday in advance of Hurricane Ian

The order, effective at 2 p.m. Monday, could mean more than 300,000 people will be evacuated. Forty-nine schools are scheduled to open as shelters

The mandatory evacuation is for all residents in Zone A, the coastal regions along Tampa and Hillsborough bays from the Manatee County line to as far north

The county recommended a voluntary evacuation for Zone B, the areas adjoining the mandatory zone. You can search for a country's evacuation map

A city of Tampa information center will open at noon Monday and can be reached at 888-872-4636. A similar call center in Hillsborough County is at 833-427-8676

Hillsborough County Administrator Bonnie Wise recommended residents try to stay with friends or relatives who live at least 20 miles inland

Ian is projected to be a Category 4 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Dudley said officials expect a significant storm surge estimated at up to 15 feet and 30 hours of tropical storm force winds

Ian is projected to be a Category 4 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Dudley said officials expect a significant storm surge estimated at up to 15 feet and 30 hours of tropical storm force winds