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Hurricane Irma


Hurricane Irma
FEMA estimates one-fourth of Keys homes could be destroyed

FEMA estimates one-fourth of Keys homes could be destroyed

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) -- Search-and-rescue teams made their way into the Florida Keys' farthest reaches Tuesday, while crews labored to repair the single washed-out highway connecting the islands and rush aid to Hurricane Irma's victims. Federal officials estimated one-quarter of all homes in the Keys were destroyed.

Irma takes a parting shot as it finally leaves Florida

Irma takes a parting shot as it finally leaves Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A weakened Irma took its parting shot at Florida on Monday, triggering severe flooding in the state's northeastern corner, while authorities along the storm's 400-mile path struggled to rush aid to victims and take the full measure of the damage.

Irma loses hurricane status but keeps spreading misery

Irma loses hurricane status but keeps spreading misery

TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- Hurricane Irma weakened to a still-dangerous tropical storm Monday as it pushed inland, triggering record flooding in Florida's northeastern corner, while rescuers in its soggy, wind-battered wake mobilized to reach victims and learn the full extent of the damage.

Coastal homes flood, flights canceled as Irma whacks Georgia

Coastal homes flood, flights canceled as Irma whacks Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) -- Storm surge and rain flooded coastal communities, winds sent trees crashing onto inland homes and the world's busiest airport in Atlanta canceled hundreds of flights as Irma's punch was felt across Georgia despite its weakened status as a tropical storm.

Cuba surveys toppled houses, flooded cities in wake of Irma

Cuba surveys toppled houses, flooded cities in wake of Irma

CAIBARIEN, Cuba (AP) -- Hurricane Irma ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline as it raked Cuba's northern coast after devastating islands the length of the Caribbean in a trail of destruction that has left 22 people dead so far.

Hurricane Irma slams Turks and Caicos on path to Florida

Hurricane Irma slams Turks and Caicos on path to Florida

CAIBARIEN, Cuba (AP) -- Hurricane Irma battered the Turks and Caicos Islands early Friday and Cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts as the fearsome storm continued a rampage through the Caribbean that has killed at least 11 people, with Florida in its sights.

Nations rush to help islands devastated by Hurricane Irma

Nations rush to help islands devastated by Hurricane Irma

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- French, British and Dutch rescuers struggled to rush aid to a string of Caribbean islands Thursday after Hurricane Irma left at least six dead and thousands homeless as it traced a course that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida over the weekend.

Hurricane Irma toll hits 10, increasing threat for Florida

Hurricane Irma toll hits 10, increasing threat for Florida

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Fearsome Hurricane Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving at least 10 dead and thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees on a track Thursday that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida.

Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean islands as Category 5 storm

Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean islands as Category 5 storm

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) -- Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and a possible direct hit on South Florida.