HGTV stars evacuate homes, prepare for Hurricane Ian

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NOAA satellite image of the September 26, 2022 hurricane

With Hurricane Ian strengthening and headed for Florida, multiple times HGTV Stars living in the state are seeking safety and praying for minimal harm. Corresponding the Orlando Sentinel, Ian passed through Cuba early on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, and weather forecasters are predicting it will expand into a Category 4 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico with winds gusting to 165 miles per hour before “breaking up” sometime Wednesday direct route to the Gulf Coast of Florida”.


‘100 Day Dream Home’ hosts ordered to evacuate

Mika Kleinschmidt, who co-hosts HGTV’s “100 Day Dream Home” with her husband Brian, keeps her fans up to date on social media because they live in Tampa, in the direct projected direction of Hurricane Ian. On Sept. 26, she posted a photo of her pool with the sun trying to break through the clouds, calling it “the calm before the storm.”

“Stayed here last night as we need to evacuate tomorrow as we are near the water and praying everyone is safe as Hurricane Ian approaches,” she wrote. “Things can be replaced, people cannot. Let’s stay strong in Tampa Bay and be there for one another.”

Several HGTV colleagues commented on her post, including Steal This House’s Cristy Lee, who wrote, “I’m from Daytona… I know the feelings!! Sending positivity to TB and all affected.”

An hour later, Kleinschmidt shared photos of threatening clouds gathering on Twitter, showing how quickly conditions were already changing. “Heaven certainly tells a story,” she tweeted. “Everyone be safe as Hurricane Ian approaches. Our community is beautiful and strong and will be there for each other.”

Kleinschmidt also shared a photo of her dog in her Instagram stories on September 27, reminding evacuees to prepare for the needs of their pets as well. She wrote, “Our fur baby is feeling something, don’t forget your pet supplies!”


Renovation Island hosts face downpours and strong winds

The Florida family home that Sarah and Bryan Bauemler are renovating for their family in the current season of “Renovation Island” is located in Wellington, in southern Florida, west of West Palm Beach. Ian’s impact in the area was already being felt by noon on September 27 when a tropical storm warning was issued for Palm Beach County. School was canceled for the day there, as well as in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

Downpours earlier in the week had already caused flooding in Fort Lauderdale an hour south of it. according to The South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The Baeumlers’ neighborhood braced for another 10 inches of rain, strong winds and potential pop-up tornadoes that can be triggered on the brink of a hurricane.

September 26 Sarah posted a photo of a rainbow over palm trees on Instagram and wrote: “It’s been a few rainy days here in Florida and this is just the beginning. Sending well wishes to everyone along the #HurricaneIan journey and reminding my children and family that brighter days are ahead. Everyone stay healthy xx”

Also on September 26, Sarah’s husband Bryan posted to Instagram a photo of himself and boyfriend Adam Weir standing by the side of the road next to a caravan of vehicles: his family’s RV, a Jeep truck and a motorcycle, all likely to be moved one safe place where they are less likely to be harmed.

In the post’s caption, Bryan joked, “Beware of sketchy-looking hitchhikers…” and added the hashtag #WhereTheHellAmIGoingNow. The Bauemlers are aware of the type of damage hurricanes can do after Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas in 2019 and devastated parts of the Bahamas where their resort is located. while the resort sustained only minor damage, The show paused filming so the Bauemlers could help with the clean-up work in the area.

In the meantime, David Bromstad hosts My Lottery Dream Home. lives in his own dream house in Orlando. Though Hurricane Ian is expected to weaken when it gets there, National Weather Service forecaster Derrick Weiglich told the Orlando-Sentinel that until then it still has the potential to be a Category 1 hurricane, with strong ones rainfall, gusts of wind and possible tornadoes.

At the time of publication, Bromstad, who is not a frequent social media user, had not posted anything about his whereabouts or preparation for Hurricane Ian.

This is an evolving story. Check back for updates from Heavy.

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