Ian slams Fort Myers, Florida, with winds and storm surge

Hurricane Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa, Florida as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 150mph on Wednesday afternoon. It's one of the strongest storms to ever hit the U.S. Just 24 miles directly east, Fort Myers got slammed by Ian's winds and storm surge. One video captured by Frank Loni of Loni Architects, you can hear the wind howling and see sheets of rain pummeling the area. Flooding on Estero Boulevard was severe. Cars submerged in water and debris floating inland. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said it is not holding back but it’s in “call triage mode.” Meaning, they are rescuing people who are in life-threatening situations. “We are getting a significant number of calls of people trapped by water in their homes,” the sheriff’s office told WINK News. “Some are reporting life-threatening medical emergencies in deep water. We will get to them first. Some are reporting water coming into their house but not life-threatening.” CBS affiliate WINK in Fort Myers is dealing with damage, storm surge, and power outages. The station was knocked off the air and lost power on Wednesday evening. “We are like everybody else,” said Tom Doerr, director of local news and content at WINK News. “We are experiencing the same difficulties like everybody else.”