Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida with 155 miles-per-hour winds and 18-foot waves, causing epic destruction. News reporters were in the thick of the storm, wearing baseball helmets for protection against projectiles.
The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore had some close calls after almost being struck by lightning. Much of Florida is closed down, including the state’s famous amusement parks. Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld are all shut down. More from Inside Edition.
The one saving grace: The storm came ashore across southwestern Florida, most of its thrust in the vicinity of Ft. Myers and Naples. The more heavily populated region around Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater did not take a direct hit, as had been feared. Michael Jaco, who now lives in Florida, discusses what’s happening.