Strong winds battered the Isles of Capri – a community on Florida’s Gulf Coast – as Ian strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, September 28.Video from local resident and meteorologist Jared Heil shows powerful gusts and low visibility in the Isles of Capri on Wednesday morning.The National Hurricane Center said Ian was a Category 4 storm on Wednesday morning and was located approximately 60 miles west of Naples at 9 am. The NHC warned of rapidly deteriorating conditions and catastrophic wind damage. Credit: Jared Heil via Storyful
Hurricane Ian pounded Florida’s west coast on Wednesday, September 28, causing catastrophic storm surge, winds, and flooding, officials said.The National Weather Service said Ian, a Category 4 storm, continued to produce maximum sustained wind speed of 155 mph on Wednesday afternoon.This footage was posted by Naples Fire-Rescue, who said it was filmed in Naples between 10:30 am and noon on Wednesday. Credit: Naples Fire-Rescue via Storyful
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