Water Rises in Southwest Florida as Hurricane Ian Bears Down

Hurricane Ian battered southwest Florida on Wednesday, September 28, bringing flooding, heavy rain, and strong winds to the area with the potential for a life-threatening storm surge.

The National Hurricane Center said Ian had developed into an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 155 mph.

Local man Marc said he took this footage in Bonita Springs, north of Naples, on Wednesday. Credit: @sloppysociety via Storyful

Video Transcript

- 10 o'clock in the morning, a little after. Here's your update at the Imperial River. The water is rising. You see that dark line right there? That is where it was for Hurricane Irma, so we've got a ways to go.

However, once that storm surge hits, we can say goodbye to my houses. So Hurricane Ian, frankly kicking Hurricane Irma's butt. Bonita Springs, Imperial River, end of Dean Street and Quinn Street.

10 o'clock in the morning, a little after. Here's your update at the Imperial River. The water is rising. You see that dark line right there? That is where it was for Hurricane Irma, so we've got a ways to go.

However, once that storm surge hits, we can say goodbye to my houses. So Hurricane Ian, frankly kicking Hurricane Irma's butt. Bonita Springs, Imperial River, end of Dean Street and Quinn Street.