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Hurricane Irma: Massive storm bears down on Florida

05:10 Mon Sep 11, 2017


Taken from/By: BBC News
Report by: BBC News

Residents of mainland Florida are bracing for Hurricane Irma to hit, as conditions in the south of the state deteriorate.

The category four storm with sustained winds up to 130mph (209km/h) moved away from the Florida Keys and should make landfall on the west coast in hours.

High winds and storm surges are affecting the Miami area, with reports of flooding in the city’s financial district.

More than 1m homes are without power.

More than 6.3 million people in Florida were told to evacuate, with warnings of a “life-threatening” storm surge.

Irma has already devastated parts of the Caribbean with at least 27 deaths.



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