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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 10- Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Sunday he has requested a major disaster declaration from President Donald Trump and warned that devastating storm surges will hit the western coast of Florida as Hurricane Irma churns northward.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 10- Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Sunday he has requested a major disaster declaration from President Donald Trump and warned that devastating storm surges will hit the western coast of Florida as Hurricane Irma churns northward.

  • FORT MYERS/ MIAMI Sept 10- Packing 130- mph winds, Hurricane Irma knocked out electricity to more than 1 million Florida homes and businesses on Sunday as it headed towards the state's Gulf Coast, threatening potentially catastrophic flooding. "I am very concerned about the west coast," Florida Governor Rick Scott told "Fox News Sunday." At least 1.4 million Florida...

  • MIAMI/ FORT MYERS, Fla, Sept 10- Packing 130- mph winds, Hurricane Irma knocked out electricity to more than 1 million Florida homes and businesses on Sunday and threatened the state's Gulf Coast with potentially catastrophic flooding. "I am very concerned about the west coast," Florida Governor Rick Scott told "Fox News Sunday." About 1.1 million Florida homes and...

  • MIAMI/ FORT MYERS, Fla, Sept 10- Millions of people huddled in shelters or battened-down homes in Florida on Sunday morning as Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, hit the state with 130- mph winds. As the storm made landfall on the Florida Keys archipelago off the tip of southern Florida, torrential rains and lashing winds...

  • MIAMI/ FORT MYERS, Fla, Sept 10- Millions of people huddled in shelters or battened-down homes in Florida on Sunday morning as Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, hit the state with 130- mph winds and catastrophically high seas. As the northern edge of the storm reached the Florida Keys archipelago off the tip of southern...

  • FORT MYERS, Fla, Sept 10- Millions of people huddled in shelters or in battened-down homes in Florida on Sunday morning as Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, prepared to make landfall with 130- mph winds and catastrophically high seas. As the northern edge of the storm reached the Florida Keys archipelago off the tip of...

  • In this NOAA-NASA GOES Project handout image, GOES satellite shows Hurricane Irma as it moves over Cuba and towards the Florida coast as a category 4 storm in the Caribbean Sea taken at 14:15 UTC on September 09, 2017.

    Hurricane Irma gained strength as it broke loose from Cuba and was upgraded to a category 4 storm in the early morning hours Sunday.

  • *Florida orders evacuation of 6.3 million residents. Tracking models showed it then making landfall on the western side of the Florida peninsula and heading up the coast. Irma, which has killed at least 22 people in the Caribbean, was considered a life-threatening danger to Florida as well and will likely inflict billions of dollars in damage in the...

  • *Coastal flooding hits northern Cuba. FORT MYERS, Fla., Sept 9- Hurricane Irma turned its menacing sight toward the Florida Keys on Saturday as it completed a destructive march along Cuba's northern coast and set off an 11th hour scramble for safety by Americans who may have ignored warnings to evacuate. It will make landfall on the Florida peninsula somewhere...

  • *Coastal flooding hits northern Cuba. REMEDIOS, Cuba, Sept 9- Hurricane Irma pounded Cuba's northern coast on Saturday and barreled toward Florida's Gulf Coast as authorities scrambled to complete an unprecedented evacuation of millions of residents hours before the storm lashes the state. It will make landfall on the Florida peninsula somewhere west of...

  • *Coastal flooding hits northern Cuba. REMEDIOS, Cuba, Sept 9- Hurricane Irma pounded Cuba's northern coast on Saturday and barreled toward Florida's Gulf Coast as authorities scrambled to complete an unprecedented evacuation of millions of residents hours before the storm lashes the state. It will make landfall on the Florida peninsula somewhere west of...

  • People enjoy the beaches and fishing pier in Naples before the arrival of Hurricane Irma into Southwest Florida on September 8, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida.

    Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, has already lashed the Caribbean with devastating winds and torrential rain.

  • *Coastal flooding hits northern Cuba. REMEDIOS, Cuba, Sept 9- Hurricane Irma pounded Cuba's northern coast on Saturday and barreled toward Florida as authorities scrambled to complete an unprecedented evacuation of millions of residents hours before the storm would engulf the state. The outer band of Irma, which has killed at least 22 people in the Caribbean,...

  • *Coastal flooding hits northern Cuba. REMEDIOS, Cuba, Sept 9- Hurricane Irma pounded Cuba's northern coast on Saturday as it headed for Florida, where millions of residents were told to evacuate after the storm killed 22 people in the Caribbean and left devastation in its wake. The destruction along Cuba's north central coast was similar to that seen on other...

  • Storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands. Irma scraped Cuba's northern coast Friday on a course toward Florida.

    Hurricane Irma weakened slightly on Saturday as it battered Cuba's northern coast.

  • HAVANA, Sept 9- Hurricane Irma weakened slightly on Saturday as it battered Cuba's northern coast while millions of Florida residents were told to evacuate after the storm killed 21 people in the eastern Caribbean and left devastation in its wake. Downgraded as a Category 4 storm, Irma moved along the Camaguey Archipelago with 155 mph winds early on Saturday,...

  • Sept 9- Hurricane Irma walloped Cuba's northern coast on Saturday as a Category 5 storm, as millions of Florida residents were ordered to evacuate after the storm killed 21 people in the eastern Caribbean and left catastrophic destruction in its wake. The scenes along Cubas north central coast were gradually coming to resemble the horrors of those of other...

  • *Coastal flooding hits northern Cuba. HAVANA, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma strengthened and made landfall in Cuba on Friday as a Category 5 storm, as millions of Florida residents were ordered to evacuate after the storm killed 21 people in the eastern Caribbean and left catastrophic destruction in its wake. The scenes along Cubas north central coast were gradually...

  • *Coastal flooding hits northern Cuba. HAVANA, Sept 8- Millions of residents in Florida were ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Irma roared toward the state on Friday after lashing Cuba, killing 21 people in the eastern Caribbean and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. The storm could regain strength and hit the Florida Keys as a Category 5 hurricane, the...