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Hurricane Ian upgraded to Category 3, Florida to experience storm impacts ‘for a very long time’

Deanne Criswell, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said on Tuesday that the National Hurricane Center had upgraded hurricane Ian to a Category 3 storm as it makes its way to Florida. She said as it nears the coast it will slow down its speed, which would mean Floridians will experience the storm's impacts "for a very long time." The biggest concern, she said, was storm surge, with significant rainfall also expected.