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Hurricane Ian causing ‘catastrophic’ storm surge as it slams into Florida

Waves crash along the Ballast Point Pier ahead of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 28, 2022, in Tampa, Florida. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Waves crash along the Ballast Point Pier ahead of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 28, 2022, in Tampa, Florida. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Hurricane Ian is creating “catastrophic” weather conditions as it slams into Florida, the US National Hurricane Center says, with the center of the storm forecast to hit land soon.

The storm is “causing catastrophic storm surge, winds and flooding in the Florida peninsula,” the NHC says at 1800 GMT.

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