Jim Cantore goes head to head with Ian’s winds

Hurricane Ian made landfall in near Cayo Costa, Florida, as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 150 mph with storm chasers bracing for impact.

RELATED: Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida with heavy winds, storm surge

Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday afternoon as a major Category 4 storm near Cayo Costa along the southwestern coast of Florida, the National Hurricane Center reported.

The "extremely dangerous" storm made landfall with maximum sustained winds near 150 miles per hour, according to the center.

Floodwaters raced down streets and enveloped lawns along Florida's southwest coast as heavy rains and high winds from historic Hurricane Ian roared.

"So this is going to be a nasty, nasty day, two days," Gov. Ron DeSantis warned in a briefing Wednesday.

More than 1 million homes and businesses across Florida are without power, according to the tracking website poweroutage.us. Power outages should be expected statewide, Florida Power & Light warned.

As of 4 p.m., the storm's center was located 20 miles northwest of Fort Myers. Ian will continue to slam much of the state with life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds and flooding, the National Hurricane Center said.

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  1. I’m curious. When applying for this position of field weatherman was it the first line under job requirements or was it buried in the fine print “Must be Suicidal”.

    1. Close it actually reads “must be an idiot” I feel bad for Jim’s family having to witness is recklessness and all for some ratings. TWC doesn’t care if their people get killed…

  2. Praying for the Safety and Wellbeing for the ALL the residents of Florida, experiencing the hurricane weather situation, and for the Safety of news media, meteorologists, jornalist.

    Praying for the Safety of Meteorologist and news media correspondents, and the news media crews, cameraman.

    Everyone be Safe…

    God Bless

  3. Watched this live. He put himself in danger. As he walked in, he stopped, grabbed this sign and kneeled forward. The cameraman asked if he was ok. He said yes, but held the pose for another 15 seconds or so. Then walked on in. They must have an inside bet for whose “danger pose” get the most replays! I’d say he wins with this one!

  4. Jim when a storm gets this strong we don’t expect you to stand out there in the middle of it we can see their stuff blowing around be safe be smart

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