Storm Ian strengthened to the level of a Category 4 hurricane as it urged millions to evacuate Florida’s Gulf Coast

SARASOTA, Florida (Reuters) – Hurricane Ian intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm on Wednesday as it neared Florida’s Gulf Coast, as residents emptied grocery shelves, climbed on windows and fled to evacuation shelters. In an update, the US National Hurricane Center positioned Ian 80 miles (130 km) southwest of Punta Gorda, Florida, with …

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