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Flooding in the Lake St. Martin area is shown in May 2011. Flooding in the Lake St. Martin area is shown in May 2011.

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WATCH LIVE | Hurricane Ian nears Florida with 250 km/h winds, just shy of Category 5 status

Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified off Florida's southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 250 km/h, just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. Damaging winds and rain lashed the state's heavily populated Gulf Coast, with the Naples to Sarasota region at 'highest risk' of a devastating storm surge.

Satellite images of Hurricane Ian as it approaches Florida on Wednesday, Sept. 28 (NOAA)