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Florida surfers catch waves as Hurricane Ian nears

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:++AUDIO AS INCOMING++ASSOCIATED PRESSKey West, Florida - 27 September 20221. Wide of surfers in water2. SOUNDBITE (English) Name not given: "We never get the chance to surf because the waves are usually real small. But this hurricane hit and brought us some waves, so we're going to go catch them."++WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Name not given: "We're headed right out here next to the pier, nice little shore break coming through. Hopefully we can get some tubes. Hey, today's a good day."4. Wide of surfers in waterANNOTATION: Surfers braved a few waves Tuesday as Hurricane Ian moved closer. An estimated 2.5 million people are under evacuation orders. STORYLINE:A couple of surfers in Florida are taking advantage of big waves from Hurricane Ian.Hurricane Ian has been lashing western Cuba with rain and winds as it swirls north toward the Florida coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ian hit Cuba early Tuesday as a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 125 mph. Authorities in Cuba evacuated more than 50,000 people and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says an estimated 2.5 million people are under evacuation orders. Florida is already getting heavy rain from Ian. It is expected to intensify into a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane before its most damaging winds hit the peninsula on Wednesday.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.

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