Skip to main content

    Food and Resource Economics Department

    Food and Resource Economics Department

Assessment of Agricultural Losses Resulting from Hurricane Ian 


The system that would eventually become Hurricane Ian first became a tropical storm in the central Caribbean on September 23, 2022 and rapidly intensified, strengthening into a hurricane on September 26. It attained Category 4 strength prior to its first landfall on September 28 on Cayo Costa Island, followed by a second landfall on the southwestern peninsula of Florida near Punta Gorda. Afterwards, Ian crossed the peninsula, downgrading to a tropical storm once the center of the system was well inland. Eventually, Ian entered the Atlantic Ocean as a tropical storm, regaining Category 1 hurricane status just before making a third landfall in South Carolina.

A summary of the UF/IFAS EIAP’s efforts to rapidly assess state- and county-level agricultural losses by commodity group due to Hurricane Ian are summarized in a final report, linked below. Other outputs related to this effort include the preliminary report and a document of frequently asked questions regarding the survey instrument, which can also be found below. Data were collected via the Assessment of Losses and Damages to Florida Agriculture from Hazard/Disaster Events tool through the end of marketing season 2022-2023 to be used in broader studies of the agricultural impacts of these types of events as well as to inform assessments of future events.

To learn more about the Damage Assessment process, how survey responses are used and why this information matters for Florida agriculture now and in the future, visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page.


Media Inquiries Can Be Directed To:

Suggested Webpage Citation:

Court, C. D., Qiao, X., Saha, B.B., He, F., & McDaid, K. (2023). Assessment Of Agricultural Losses Resulting From Hurricane Ian. UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida. Retrieved [date] from