People Pose for Photos as Large Waves Pound Key West

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People posed for photos in front of fierce waves in Key West on Tuesday, September 27, as Hurricane Ian approached the Florida peninsula.

Footage by Tom Curtis Jr shows people taking photos at the southernmost point of the continental US in Key West as large waves crash behind them.

The National Weather Service issued warnings for damaging winds, storm surges and heavy rain in the Florida Keys on Tuesday evening.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said it expected “life-threatening storm surges” and “catastrophic winds” as Ian neared the peninsula.

Late on Tuesday night, the NHC reported sustained wind speeds of up to 52 mph at Key West International Airport, with a gust speed of 66 mph. Credit: Tom Curtis Jr via Storyful