Many neighborhoods and communities in southwest Florida are feeling the effects of Hurricane Ian. The hurricane has brought catastrophic flooding, heavy rain and destructive winds.

What You Need To Know

  • Ian made landfall in Cayo Costa, Fla., on Wednesday, Sept. 28 

  • The storm has brought flooding rains and strong winds to the state

  • The storm caused power outages, brought down trees and more

  • President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency for Florida

Ian made landfall in Cayo Costa, Fla. with max winds of 150 mph. Then after that, it made a second landfall as it moved inland south of Punta Gorda near Pirate Harbor with max wind speeds of 145 mph.

One of the primary of threats of the storm was storm surge. Heavy rains have flooded parts of Naples, Fort Myers and other communities in central and southwest Florida.

Ian knocked out the power to tens of thousands of homes. The strong winds brought down trees and power lines.

The storm has also opened up sinkholes too.

Ian is now headed toward the Georgia and the Carolinas. As Ian moves up the Atlantic, President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency.