Hurricane Ian's Outer Bands Produce Powerful Gusts in Southeast Florida

Severe winds lashed coastal areas in Florida’s southeast on Tuesday, September 27, as outer bands of Hurricane Ian impacted the Sunshine State.

Footage by Andres Garcia captured the scene in Hallandale Beach in Metropolitan Miami. Rough waves can be seen lapping at the beach as lightning flashes through dark storm clouds.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued flash flood and tornado warnings across Miami’s metropolitan area.

Meanwhile, tropical storm warnings were issued for Florida’s west coast, where the effects of the hurricane were expected to be most severe.

On Tuesday night, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported sustained winds of up to 52 mph at Key West International Airport, with a gust speed of 66 mph. The center also warned of “life-threatening, catastrophic winds and flooding” in the Florida Peninsula. Credit: Andres Garcia via Storyful

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