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What meteorologists are saying about Hurricane Ian

"Ian expected to cause catastrophic storm surge, winds, and flooding in the Florida peninsula starting later today."

A police officer drives by an empty street as Hurricane Ian approaches on Wednesday in Sarasota, Florida. Sean Rayford / Getty Images

National Hurricane Center: ‘Ian expected to cause catastrophic storm surge, winds, and flooding in the Florida peninsula starting later today’

National Hurricane Center Storm Surge Unit: ‘Catastrophic storm surge along with destructive waves from Ian are expected along the southwest Florida coastline from Englewood to Bonita Beach, including Charlotte Harbor’

National Weather Service Eastern Region: ‘Hurricane Ian has completed its eyewall replacement cycle & has strengthened overnight. Ian is now a Category 4 hurricane with max sustained winds of 155 mph’

Mike Bettes, Weather Channel: ‘There is often a tornado risk associated with landfalling hurricanes. That will be the story with Ian today.’

Scot Pilié, Weather Channel and Weather Underground: ‘Please remember. Hurricane Ian’s impact will extend well inland. Worst case scenario with large, intense hurricane moving slowly.’

Cindy Fitzgibbon, WCVB: ‘This will be one of the strongest storms in SW FL history’

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