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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Hurricane Ian is getting ready to make landfall Wednesday afternoon as a Florida near Fort Myers, according to the National Hurricane Center’s latest report.
Ian is moving toward the north-northeast near 10 mph and
This general motion with a reduction in forward speed is forecast today, followed by a turn toward the north on Thursday.
The center of Ian is expected to move onshore within the hurricane warning area later this morning or early afternoon. The center of Ian is forecast to move over central Florida tonight and Thursday morning and emerge over the western Atlantic by late Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 155 mph with higher gusts. Ian is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Ian is forecast to make landfall on the west coast of Florida as a catastrophic hurricane.
Weakening is expected after landfall.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 mile from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175
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