Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida with catastrophic strength: Live updates

Published September 28, 2022 at 12:03 PM EDT
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Hurricane Ian, a category 4 storm with sustained winds over 150 mph, made landfall Wednesday afternoon in southwest Florida's Lee County.

Ian has made landfall in southwest Florida's Lee County after it strengthened into a brutal, historic-sized Category 4 storm, with top winds of 150 mph — just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status — and a threat of a surge of up to 18 feet in the Fort Myers area. The National Hurricane Center is imploring people to go inside and stay there.

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