Ian Battering the Florida Peninsula with Catastrophic Storm Surge, Winds, and Flooding
Ian made landfall on mainland Florida as a category 4 major hurricane near 4:30 PM ET south of Punta Gorda near Pirate Harbor. Catastrophic storm surge inundation along with destructive waves is ongoing along the southwest Florida coastline. Hurricane-force
winds are expected to spread inland to central Florida near the core of Ian through early Thursday. Heavy rainfall will continue flooding.