FOX 26’s Matthew Seedorff joins Hurricane Hunters for Ian coverage

The elite crew called Hurricane Hunters flew through Hurricane Ian's powerful winds to forecast the intensity of the storm. 

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FOX 26 also got an opportunity to join them, as our Matthew Seedorff got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly into the storm with a crew of hurricane hunters.

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Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday afternoon on Florida’s Gulf Coast, bringing damaging winds of up to 150 mph — a threshold just shy of the most devastating Category 5 hurricane status.