VIDEOS, PHOTOS: Hurricane Ian barrels into Florida

This time lapse shows Periwinkle Way and Casa Ybel Road in Sanibel. It was captured from city cameras by Twitter user @BirdingPeepWx, who said it was filmed from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Credit: City of Sanibel via Storyful

Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday.

These are videos and photos of the storm as all eyes remain fixed on Florida, the Gulf and the people who will be affected by the massive storm.

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Editor’s Note: This story will be updated throughout the storm. be sure to check back for videos and photos as they become available.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 28: Patrons exit a convenience store while collecting last minute supplies in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Ian on September 28, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. Ian is expected to make landfall later today on the Gulf Coast of the state. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (2022 Getty Images)
SARASOTA, FL - SEPTEMBER 28: A sail boat is beached at Sarasota Bay as Hurricane Ian approaches on September 28, 2022 in Sarasota, Florida. Forecasts call for the storm to make landfall in the area on Wednesday as a likely Category 4 hurricane. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) (2022 Getty Images)
Palm trees blow in the wind from Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28, 2022 in Sarasota, Florida. Ian is hitting the area as a likely Category 4 hurricane. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (2022 Getty Images)
A down tree lays over the road after being toppled by the winds and rain from Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28, 2022 in Sarasota, Florida. Ian is hitting the area as a likely Category 4 hurricane. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (2022 Getty Images)
A boat came loose from its moorings and floodwaters began inundating parts of Naples, Florida, on Wednesday, September 28, as Hurricane Ian approached as a Category 4 storm, packing sustained winds of 155 mph and gusts up to 200 mph. Credit: @Chad71777859 via Storyful
Footage taken by Scott Schilke shows the storm surge conditions on Marco Island on Wednesday prior to Ian’s landfall. Credit: Scott Schilke via Storyful

Hurricane Ian’s destruction begins. See this video of a camera being pulled from its perch at Sanibel Island in Lee County, Florida.

Florida’s west coast braced for the impact of a powerful hurricane carrying sustained winds of 155 mph and gusts up to 200 mph on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Credit: @dougie_doowop via Storyful
A boat owner in Miami, Florida, prepared to ride out Hurricane Ian on board his craft on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Credit: @diegomrproducer via Storyful
A NOAA plane traveled through the eye of Hurricane Ian in the Caribbean on Tuesday, Sept. 27, as the hurricane was over Cuba. Credit: Nick Underwood/NOAA via Storyful
Hurricane Ian was a Category 4 storm by Wednesday morning and was located approximately 55 miles west of Naples at 8 a.m. This footage was shot around that time by @AmyKayJackson.
Satellite imagery released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows lightning flashes as Hurricane Ian churned near Cuba on Tuesday. Credit: NOAA Satellites via Storyful
Strong winds battered the Isles of Capri – a community on Florida’s Gulf Coast – as Ian strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. Credit: Jared Heil via Storyful
Large waves and strong winds hit Key West on Tuesday, as the Florida peninsula braced for Hurricane Ian. Credit: Gina Cabell via Storyful
Gov. DeSantis speaks in Lake City ahead of Hurricane Ian (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)
Orlando International Airport to halt flights due to Hurricane Ian
In this NOAA handout image taken by the GOES satellite at 16:56 UTC: shows Hurricane Ian as it moves toward western Cuba on September 26, 2022 in the Caribbean Sea. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images) (2022 NOAA)
Conditions worsen on Florida Gulf Coast as Hurricane Ian inches closer to landfall

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