Hurricane Ian makes landfall As a powerful Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 150 mph off the coast of Fort Myer at 3:05 pm Wednesday.
“The impact of this storm is historic, the damage is historic,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday. “I’ve never seen a flood like this. I’ve never seen a storm surge of this magnitude.”
In August 2004, another hurricane with winds of 150 mph followed a similar path and passed through Florida. hurricane charlie It was the strongest hurricane to ever hit southwest Florida in recorded history.
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Strongest hurricanes to hit US based on landfall wind speed
According to National Hurricane Center and USA TODAY records, the strongest hurricanes to hit the continental United States based on landfall wind speeds were:
- 1935 Labor Day Hurricane: 185 mph in Florida
- Hurricane Camille (1969): 175 mph over Mississippi
- Hurricane Andrew (1992): 165 mph in Florida
- Hurricane Michael (2018): 155 mph in Florida
- Hurricane Ian (2022): 150 mph in Florida. Hurricane Ida (2021): 150 mph in Louisiana. Hurricane Laura (2020): 150 mph in Louisiana. Hurricane Charlie (2004): 150 mph in Florida. 1932 Freeport Hurricane: 150 mph in Texas. 1919 Florida Keys Hurricane: 150 mph in Florida
Compare and contrast these hurricanes on the map below.
http://rssfeeds.floridatoday.com/~/713733586/0/brevard/news~Compare-Hurricane-Ian-against-other-intense-storms-that-hit-Florida/ How did Ian compare to other powerful hurricanes that hit Florida?