The eyewall of Hurricane Ian is moving onshore to Florida’s western coast. It is expected to bring destructive waves along Englewood to Bonita Beach
The US National Hurricane Center says the catastrophic storm surge in the area will hit 12 to 18ft above ground level
Catastrophic wind damage is also expected. The latest reported maximum sustained wind speed of Ian is 155 mph (250 kmh), making it a strong Category 4 storm
Ian is expected to maintain its intensity as it crosses Florida.
The storm will bring heavy rainfall across the Florida peninsula through Thursday, with warnings of life-threatening catastrophic flooding in parts of central Florida.
Heavy rainfall is expected to reach parts of the southeast US later this week.