Ian Nears Cat 5 as it bears down on Florida

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Hurricane Ian nears Category 5 strength ahead of landfall in Florida
Hurricane Ian has strengthened to Category 4, just shy of Category 5 status, and is looming off the coast of Florida.

(NWS and FOX) The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Hurricane Ian would cause catastrophic storm surge, winds and flooding in the Florida peninsula.
The storm was located about 65 miles west-southwest of Naples, Fla., with maximum sustained winds at 155 miles per hour.
A hurricane warning was in effect for Chokoloskee to Anclote River and Dry Tortugas.
A storm surge warning was in effect for Suwannee River southward to Flamingo, Tampa Bay, the lower Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas, St. Johns River and the Flagler/Volusia Line to the mouth of the St. Mary’s River.
The combination of storm surge and tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by waters moving inland.
From Englewood to Bonita Beach, the water could reach from 12 to 16 feet.Live Updates