Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Warns Floridians Hurricane Ian is “Knocking on the Door” of a Category-5 Storm and to Prepare For “MAJOR IMPACT” Ahead of Making Landfall With Winds Hitting 155 mph; Flood Engulfs Homes in Naples and Fort Myers as Ian Whips up 18-ft Storm Surge and Batters the Sunshine State Leaving at Least 200,000 Without Power
Huge waves and a ‘catastrophic’ flooding has engulfed homes in Naples and Fort Myers as storm surge has hit the southwest Florida coast as the eye wall of Hurricane Ian moves onshore – lashing the state with up to 12 inches of rain.
The ‘monstrous’ storm has sucked all the water from around Tampa Bay as the Category 4 storm is inching closer to the Floridian coast as winds hit 155mph.
Parts of Fort Myers, Naples, and Sanibell Island have already been flooded, with the beach in Fort Myers currently under water as stronger rainfall and winds are set to hit.
The National Weather Service confirmed that Ian is expected to make landfall in southwestern Florida in the next few hours as a catastrophic hurricane.
Ron DeSantis has warned that the storm is ‘knocking on the door’ of a Category 5 storm and ordered Floridians to prepare for ‘major impact’ ahead of making landfall with winds hitting 155pmh.
DeSantis warned those in Collier, Charlotte and Sarasota county that it was ‘too late’ to leave and urged anyone still out on the roads to get to a ‘safe place as soon as possible.’
He added that Ian was ‘knocking on the door’ of a Category 5, and confirmed that 200,000 homes have already been reported across the state.
Source: DailyMail, Emma James and Alex Hammer
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