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Hurricane Irma: all the news on one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the Atlantic

A major Category 5 hurricane

17 updates since Sep 1, 2017, 12:42 PM UTC
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An infrared image of Hurricane Irma, taken on September 7th.
An infrared image of Hurricane Irma, taken on September 7th.
Photo: NOAA/NASA/UWM-CIMSS, William Straka III

As Texas slowly recovers from Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic and unprecedented flooding, Hurricane Irma is barreling through the Caribbean, shuttering records. Powered by warm waters, the Category 5 hurricane has wreaked havoc on several islands, such as Barbuda, St. Martin, the British and US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. It’s now heading toward Florida, where evacuation orders have been issued.

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