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  • *Coastal flooding hits northern Cuba. HAVANA, Sept 8- Millions in Florida were ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Irma roared toward the state after lashing Cuba, killing 21 people in the eastern Caribbean and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. The United States has experienced only three Category 5 storms since 1851, and Irma is far larger than the...

  • *Coastal flooding hits northern Cuba. HAVANA, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma lashed Cuba as it roared toward Florida on Friday after hitting the eastern Caribbean with its devastatingly high winds, killing 21 people and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. The United States has experienced only three Category 5 storms since 1851, and Irma is far larger than...

  • *Coastal flooding hits northern Cuba. HAVANA, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma lashed Cuba and the Bahamas as it drove toward Florida on Friday after hitting the eastern Caribbean with its devastatingly high winds, killing 21 people and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. The United States has experienced only three Category 5 storms since 1851, and Irma is far...

  • *Coastal flooding hits northern Cuba. HAVANA, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma lashed Cuba and the Bahamas as it drove toward Florida on Friday after hitting the eastern Caribbean with its devastatingly high winds, killing 21 people and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. The United States has experienced only three Category 5 storms since 1851, and Irma is far...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Sept 8- While many Miami hospitals are shutting down as Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, some are offering shelter to their pregnant patients, bracing for the increase in births that often accompanies these large storms. According to a Memorial Hermann Health System spokesperson, at least five of the not-for-profit system's 11 Houston...

  • *'Go now,' Florida governor tells people in vulnerable areas. HAVANA, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma lashed Cuba and the Bahamas as it drove toward Florida on Friday after hitting the eastern Caribbean with its devastatingly high winds, killing 21 people and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. As Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, was...

  • Gil Dezer, a Trump development partner, is interviewed by Reuters at his Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, U.S. March 13, 2017.

    Gil Dezer developed the 60-story Porsche design tower to withstand a Category 5 hurricane.

  • *'Go now,' Florida governor tells people in vulnerable areas. HAVANA, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma lashed Cuba and the Bahamas as it drove toward Florida on Friday after hitting the eastern Caribbean with its devastatingly high winds, killing 21 people and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. As Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, bore down...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- Texas communities flooded by Hurricane Harvey could see their property tax revenues sink, a financial blow that would leave many cities and counties struggling for years. Property taxes are the top source of revenue for local governments in Texas, which depend on it to fund schools, roads and other public services. Texas is one of seven states...

  • "Everyone in Florida will be impacted in some way by this storm," Eric Silagy said at a news conference, urging FPL customers to be prepared for a multiweek restoration process. FPL is the biggest power company in Florida serving almost half of the state's 20.6 million residents. Irma poses a significantly bigger menace to power supplies in Florida than Hurricane...

  • *'Go now,' Florida gov. tells people in vulnerable areas. HAVANA, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma menaced Cuba and the Bahamas on Friday as it drove toward Florida after lashing the Caribbean with devastatingly high winds, killing 21 people and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. As Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, bore down on Florida,...

  • Police escort a convoy of buses carrying tourists evacuated from Caibarien, Villa Clara province in central Cuba, 330 km east of Havana, where the hurricane is expected to hit.

    Hurricane Irma is among the most powerful Atlantic storms in half a century.

  • Sept 8- Hurricane Irma poses a bigger menace to power supplies in Florida than Hurricane Harvey did in Texas because Irma is packing near 200 mile-per-hour winds that could down power lines, close nuclear plants and threats to leave millions of homes and businesses in the dark for weeks. Even as Houston flooded, the power stayed on for most, allowing citizens to...

  • MIAMI— After a catastrophic Hurricane Andrew revealed how lax building codes had become in the country's most storm-prone state, Florida began requiring sturdier construction. The acres of flattened homes showed how contractors cut corners amid the patchwork of codes Florida had at the time. "It was the conclusion by engineers and economists that the...

  • MIAMI— As Hurricane Irma threatens to pound Miami with winds of mind-boggling power, a heavyweight hazard looms over the city's skyline: two dozen enormous construction cranes. Construction sites across Irma's potential path in Florida are being locked down to remove or secure building materials, tools and debris that could become flying missiles in...

  • Street scene in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Irma hits, Sept. 6, 2017.

    Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

  • Cruise line stocks feeling the brunt of Hurricane Irma.

    Cruise lines now have canceled every voyage scheduled to depart from Florida on Friday, USA Today reports.

  • *Scene on Barbuda island is "total carnage"- prime minister. *Storm likely to hit Florida Saturday or Sunday. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 7- Hurricane Irma killed eight people on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin and left Barbuda devastated on Thursday as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida.

  • *Scene on Barbuda island is "total carnage"- prime minister. *Storm likely to hit Florida Saturday or Sunday. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 7- Hurricane Irma killed eight people on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin and left Barbuda devastated on Thursday as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida.

  • NEW YORK— A decade-long lucky streak of decent weather that helped rescue one of Florida's biggest home insurers from collapse could come to a wet, violent end if predictions about Hurricane Irma prove true. "Irma will threaten the part of the state where Citizens' market share is the greatest, directly on the coastline," said Robert Hartwig, an economist and...