WATCH: Streets flood, winds pick up in Daytona Beach

Volusia County expected to see 10 to 15 inches of rain

Heavy rain and wind from Hurricane Ian is already causing flooding in Daytona Beach.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Ian is cutting a path through Florida, heading toward the northeastern portion of Central Florida, sending bands of wind and rain throughout much of the state.

The heavy rain is causing flooding in multiple areas of Central Florida, including low-lying portions of Daytona Beach.

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News 6′s Brian Didlake reported seeing 2 to 3 feet of water in the streets of Daytona Beach at the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Ballough Road.

Video shows water coming up over the wheels of a Daytona Beach police cruiser as it drove through the streets.

Didlake said debris was floating in the waters covering the roads.

Meanwhile, on the beach side of the city, News 6′s Erik Sandoval encountered worsening winds and rain, and says he’s starting to see transformers blow.

Volusia County is expected to see between 10 and 15 inches of rain as Ian moves through the area, along with the strong rip currents.

Volusia County 11 p.m. conditions (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

Ian approached Florida as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, producing severe storm surge and winds, and later reached land at Cayo Costa on the southwest coast.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.