WATCH: Hurricane Ian brings massive damage, flooding to Florida

At least 2.5 million Florida residents have been ordered to evacuate

FLORIDA – As Hurricane Ian continues to make its way toward Central Florida, the storm’s impact is being felt all across the state.

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The storm brought major flooding to Fort Myers, Wednesday just hours before making landfall.

WINK News, the CBS affiliate in Fort Myers, visited a structure where cars were nearly underwater and the water levels were quickly rising.

Areas in South Florida started seeing intense rain and wind as a result of Ian, Tuesday, causing damage across Broward County.

Though the storm had not yet made landfall, strong winds as a results of Hurricane Ian damaged Miami-area homes Wednesday morning.

The Florida Keys began to feel the hurricane’s impact Tuesday morning, seeing heavy winds, rain and flooding.

Video from Twitter user Victoria Bollea shows heavy rain and wind coming down and major flooding that has a car nearly submerged.

Tuesday night, Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue officials confirmed a possible tornado touchdown overturned several airplanes at North Perry Airport.

The National Hurricane Center issued a tornado warning for the area earlier that afternoon, along with a tropical storm warning.

Hurricane Ian hit Cuba on Tuesday before moving into the Gulf of Mexico, where it is has since strengthened into a Category 4 storm. At least 2.5 million Florida residents have been ordered to evacuate in anticipation of a powerful storm surge, high winds and flooding rains.

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Penny De La Cruz started working at WKMG-TV in September 2021. Before joining News 6, Penny worked at KSAT 12 in San Antonio, Texas.