Hurricane Ian Slows and Builds

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After slamming western Cuba, Hurricane Ian has slowed over the Gulf of Mexico and has grown larger and more powerful into a category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 140 mph.  As of 5 am Wednesday, the eye of the storm lies 75 miles west of southwest Naples, Florida, and is expected to hit western Florida Wednesday afternoon with landfall still uncertain. A storm surge of 12 feet could occur along with flooding, power outages, and wind damage prompting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to order the evacuation of over 2.5 million Floridians.