Hurricane Ian nearly Cat 5; Hits Florida today

Kevin Morales/AP
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Hurricane Ian strengthened to a powerful Category 4 storm as it bore down on Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday after knocking out power to all of Cuba.

The hurricane was around 55 miles west of Naples by around 8 a.m. ET Wednesday, with maximum sustained winds near 155 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

The center of the storm was on track to approach the west coast of Florida on Wednesday morning and move onshore as soon as late morning to early afternoon.


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