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Ian causes “catastrophic” flooding on Florida’s west coast after making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane

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Image of the city of Fort Myers flooded this Wednesday.

Hurricane Ian arrived in western Florida on Wednesday as a Category 4 cyclone with winds of more than 150 mph, causing catastrophic flooding in several locations.

Ian made the land close key coastin the southwest of the peninsula, as a hurricane “extremely dangerous” at 15:05 local time (7:05 pm GMT), according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC).

The hurricane produced a storm surge several meters high that flooded large parts of the southwest coast of Florida.

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More of 1,6 millohaes of households they were without electricity nationwide, out of a total of 11 million, with more outages expected as the storm progresses.

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