PHOTOS: Hurricane Ian in Palm Beach County

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Joseph Curry, from Lake Clark Shores, jumps into the surf from the north jetty of the Boynton Inlet taking advantage of the waves created by Hurricane Ian. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

 

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Workers from the Palm Beach County Bridge Dept. remove the traffic control cross-arms from the Woolbright Road Bridge in anticipation of Hurricane Ian. During hurricanes, bridges are locked in the down position to facilitate better automobile traffic flow.  The arms will be reinstalled after the storm is past. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

 

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Students are pummeled with heavy rains and strong winds as they leave the Don Estridge High Tech Middle school campus Tuesday afternoon. Hurricane Ian became a major Category 3 storm early Tuesday and will continue to strengthen as it approaches Florida, National Hurricane Center forecasters say. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

 

 

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Students were pelted with heavy rains and assaulted by strong winds as they left the Don Estridge High Tech Middle school campus Tuesday afternoon. Palm Beach County public schools and district offices will be closed Wednesday as Hurricane Ian is forecast to make landfall as a category 3 on the west coast of Florida. All after-school activities, sports practices, and meetings are also canceled Wednesday.  The district has not decided whether campuses will be closed beyond Wednesday. Hurricane Ian became a major Category 3 storm early Tuesday and will continue to strengthen as it approaches Florida, National Hurricane Center forecasters say. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

 

10829888484?profile=RESIZE_710xBoca Raton resident Brian Roush rides his kayak on SE. Wavecrest Way in Boca Raton Wednesday afternoon. Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm on the west coast of Florida on Wednesday. The National Hurricane Center warned of "life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds, and flooding. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

 

10829888499?profile=RESIZE_710xJohn Shoemaker’s wife Paula looked out the window of their eighth-floor oceanfront condominium as bands from Hurricane Ian approached their home in Highland Beach and saw what looked like a black wall of clouds coming toward them. Shoemaker, a Highland Beach town commissioner, went out onto the balcony and shot this photo with his iPhone12 Monday, Sept. 26. “We could see it coming toward us,” Shoemaker said, adding that what appears to be a “roll cloud” passed over them. “As menacing as it looked, it just rained for about five minutes.” Photo contributed by John Shoemaker

 

10829888880?profile=RESIZE_710xLarge branches, palm fronds, and other debris littered the ground at Veterans Park in Delray Beach on Wednesday, September 28. Rachel S. O'Hara/The Coastal Star

 

10829897863?profile=RESIZE_710xMaddie, 8, and Lucas, 11, Heath, from Wesley Chapel, FL enjoy themselves on the swings at Veterans Park in Delray Beach on Wednesday, September 28. The children and their parents drove over from the west coast of Florida Tuesday evening. The family had originally planned to leave for London from Tampa International Airport but rebooked out of Miami International Airport due to the trajectory of Hurricane Ian. Rachel S. O'Hara/The Coastal Star

 

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Multiple palms were snapped and a mature buttonwood tree was pushed over by heavy winds during Hurricane Ian.  A few trees in the 3800 Block of A1A were also damaged. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

 

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Construction workers in Manalapan secure their site Tuesday afternoon. Before the arrival of Hurricane Ian became a major Category 3 storm early Tuesday and will continue to strengthen as it approaches Florida, National Hurricane Center forecasters say. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

 

10829891061?profile=RESIZE_710xSpectators watch the kitesurfers and surfers harness the power of Hurricane Ian Tuesday afternoon at South Beach Pavillion Park in Boca Raton. Hurricane Ian became a major Category 3 storm early Tuesday and will continue to strengthen as it approaches Florida, National Hurricane Center forecasters say. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

 

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A surfer bails off his board at South Beach Pavillion Park in Boca Raton. Tuesday afternoon. Hurricane Ian became a major Category 3 storm early Tuesday and will continue to strengthen as it approaches Florida, National Hurricane Center forecasters say. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

 

10829891691?profile=RESIZE_710xThree surfers compete for the same wave at South Beach Pavillion Park in Boca Raton. Tuesday afternoon. Hurricane Ian became a major Category 3 storm early Tuesday and will continue to strengthen as it approaches Florida, National Hurricane Center forecasters say. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

 

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Workers cleared the debris, compliments of Hurricane Ian's strong winds, from the streets of Mizner Park in Boca Raton Wednesday afternoon. Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm on the west coast of Florida on Wednesday. The National Hurricane Center warned of "life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds, and flooding." Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

 

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Sargassum, palm fronds, and assorted trash were washed into the parking lot by the boat ramp at Sportsman’s Park on East Ocean Avenue and the Intracoastal Waterway during Hurricane Ian. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

 

10829892901?profile=RESIZE_710xBucket trucks await their assignments in the parking lot of the Delray Sands Hotel Wednesday afternoon. Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm on the west coast of Florida on Wednesday. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

 

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A light-hearted sign is posted on Beach Curve Road on Hypoluxo Island to warn drivers of the frequent flooding in that part of Lantana. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

 

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Atlantic Avenue was less busy than usual on Wednesday afternoon. Despite Hurricane Ian’s rain and winds, people continued to visit the restaurants and shops that were still open. Rachel S. O'Hara/The Coastal Star

 

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Waves crashed into the seawall of the Imperial House condo in South Palm Beach as coastal Palm Beach County felt the impact of Hurricane Ian. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

 

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The shuffleboard courts at Veterans Park were flooded by the rains from Hurricane Ian on Wednesday, September 28. Rachel S. O'Hara/The Coastal Star

 

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The city of Delray Beach deployed a containment boom along Marine Way to help control flooding in the Marina District. Photo provided by Genie Deponte

 

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