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Hurricane Irma Pounds Florida Extent Of Damage Not Yet Clear

Plans to do so were initially delayed by Hurricane Jose, which roared toward the region as a Category 4 storm Saturday but turned north without doing much further harm. Irma first came ashore at Cudjoe Key as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour (215 kph).

In areas where peak surge coincided with high tide, water levels were predicted to rise as much as 4 to 6 feet above normally dry land from the northeast Florida coast to the central SC coast on the storm's Atlantic side, and from near Clearwater, Fla.to the state's Big Bend area on the Gulf of Mexico side.

"This is a particularly risky situation", a National Weather Service alert warned.

"Over the weekend, Irma claimed its first U.S. fatality - a man found dead in a pickup truck that had crashed into a tree in high winds in the town of Marathon, in the Florida Keys, local officials said".

Five storm-related deaths have reported so far in the USA state, after Irma crossed ten Caribbean countries and territories, killing at least 28 people. These winds could bring down trees and cause power outages.

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An apparent tornado spun off by Irma destroyed six mobile homes in Palm Bay, midway up the Atlantic coast.

At least three people in Florida were reported dead as a result of auto accidents.

US President Donald Trump in a ceremony at the Pentagon to remember the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks vowed a full response to Irma, as well as continued federal support for victims of Hurricane Harvey, which flooded Texas.

In the low-lying Keys, appliances and furniture were seen floating away, and Monroe County spokeswoman Cammy Clark said the ocean waters were filled with navigation hazards, including sunken boats and loose vessels.

Hours later, one of the mightiest hurricanes ever to slam the state made a second landfall on Marco Island near the beach resort of Naples.

Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana a day after Hurricane Irma battered the country, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes. All causeways leading to Miami Beach were closed by police.

"Tomorrow we'll assess the damage and try to get the engineering part of it corrected", said Miami's Deputy building Director Maurice Pons.

Emergency officials said they would have a better idea of the extent of the damage when they do an assessment after the storm passes. They hope to complete the damage assessment early Monday morning and then quickly decide whether to lift the curfew and begin closing shelters.

While the projected track showed Irma raking the state's Gulf Coast, forecasters strongly warned that the entire Florida peninsula - including the Miami metropolitan area of 6 million people - was in danger from the monstrous storm, 350 to 400 miles wide.



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