On Sept. 26, John Shoemaker shot these swirling clouds from his eighth-floor oceanfront condominium in Highland Beach as bands from Hurricane Ian approached. ‘As menacing as it looked, it just rained for about five minutes,’ he said.
By Sept. 27, workers from Palm Beach County were removing the traffic control cross-arms from the Woolbright Road bridge in anticipation of Ian. During hurricanes, drawbridges are locked in the down position to facilitate better automobile traffic flow. The arms are reinstalled after the storm has passed. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star
Students are pummeled with heavy rain and strong wind as they leave the Don Estridge High Tech Middle School campus Sept. 27 in Boca Raton. Anticipating severe weather from Hurricane Ian, the Palm Beach County School District decided to close all schools beginning Sept. 28. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star