Hurricane Ian Whips Up Strong Waves as Storm Barrels Toward Florida

Strong waves whipped up by Hurricane Ian pummelled a pier in Key West on Tuesday, September 27, as the storm barrelled toward Florida’s west coast.

Footage by Gwen Filosa shows waves lashing people standing out on Edward B Knight Pier.

By 2 am on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm was 95 miles southwest of Naples with maximum wind speeds of 120 mph.

Ian was “expected to cause life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds and flooding in the Florida peninsula,” the NHC said. Credit: Gwen Filosa via Storyful

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