Hurricane Ian generating "Historic Flooding" in Florida Keys

Photo by: National Hurricane Center
Photo by: National Hurricane Center

(Miami, FL) -- Hurricane Ian could generate "catastrophic storm surge" when it makes landfall on the Florida Gulf Coast lateron Wednesday.

The National Hurricane Center says cities and town along Florida's west coast could see storm surge up to 16 feet.

As of Wednesday morning, Hurricane Ian had maximum sustained winds of 155 miles an hour, just two miles an hour short of Category 5 strength.

The storm is already causing what emergency officials are calling "historic flooding" in the Florida Keys.

For more details and updates on the storm, click here.