Florida getting hammered by violent Hurricane Ian


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Portions of Florida are being hammered by Hurricane Ian. Ian is located about 10 km east of Punta Gorda, Florida.


The storm has maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h with higher gusts. Ian hit the coast as a category 4 hurricane and is one of the strongest storms to ever hit Florida.


The Tampa Police Department has stated that there are several reports of damage.


Power outages are rising with over 1.5 million customers currently without power across Florida according to poweroutage.us.


Tampa Bay Mayor Jane Castor said in an address that, "we have yet to feel the direct effects of Hurricane Ian."


Due to the impacts of the storm, a Curfew has been enacted in Punta Gorda. All emergency services in the City of Punta Gorda have been suspended.