ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida on Wednesday as a catastrophic Category 4 storm.
About 2.5 million people were ordered to evacuate the region before the storm hit the coast near Cayo Costa with maximum sustained winds of 150mph. It was moving inland, where a moderation of about 9 miles per hour was expected, but central Florida residents could still experience hurricane-force winds.
Before Hurricane Ian made its way through the Gulf of Mexico to Florida, Hurricane Ian swept across western Cuba on Tuesday, killing two people and disrupting the country’s power grid.
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2022-09-28/photos-hurricane-ian-slams-southwest-florida-with-150-mph-winds Photos: Hurricane Ian slams into Florida with 150-mph winds