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12 September 2017 10:53 AM Florida struggles with top job in Irma’s wake: Restoring power to millions

MIAMI — The remnants of once-fearsome Hurricane Irma rolled through the southeast on Tuesday, still carrying flood risks and leaving a staggering recovery effort in its wake that includes simply trying to turn the lights back on across huge swaths of Florida. The unprecedented outages — more than 54 percent of Florida customers were without power as of early 3

11 September 2017 8:16 AM The Daily 202: Hurricane Irma would have killed vastly more people in the past

THE BIG IDEA: Five deaths related to Hurricane Irma have now been confirmed in Florida. Two of the victims died in a car crash southeast of Tampa on Sunday: A sheriff’s deputy had been stationed in an evacuation shelter overnight and was driving home at about 6 a.m. to pick up more supplies. A corrections officer was on his way to work. Any loss of life is a tragedy 6

11 September 2017 12:40 AM Irma Batters Central Florida After Moving Inland

Large waves produced by Hurricane Irma crash into the end of a pier Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. At the same time this photo was being taken, the hurricane was making landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm. Hurricane Irma has weakened to a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 100 mph, after making landfall for a second time Sunday. The storm 6

11 September 2017 12:40 AM Hurricane Irma churns north toward Tampa

KEY WEST, Fla. — Hurricane Irma brought ripping winds, tornadoes and storm-surge flooding to much of Florida’s lower half on Sunday, as its slow-moving core battered the state’s west coast from Key West to Tampa. The massive storm — which had menaced Florida for days, and triggered evacuation orders covering 5.6 million people — made two official landfalls 4

10 September 2017 9:51 AM Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida Keys as Category 4 storm, takes aim at state's west coast

DEVELOPING: Hurricane Irma roared onto the Florida Keys Sunday morning, making landfall as a Category 4 storm that left a deadly path of destruction across the Caribbean now on a projected path that puts Florida's west coast under threat for a direct hit. In its 12 p.m. ET advisory, the National Hurricane Center said the storm was about 65 miles south-southeast 25

10 September 2017 3:09 AM Destructive winds, rain hit Florida as Hurricane Irma approaches

MIAMI — The outer bands of Hurricane Irma lashed Florida on Saturday, with millions ordered to evacuate and high winds and tens of thousands of power outages already reported from a storm that threatened to ravage the state with destruction not seen in a generation. More than 5 million people across Florida have been ordered to evacuate and thousands 9

9 September 2017 11:54 PM At the National Hurricane Center, it’s all calm before the storm

MIAMI — The forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are the calm voices before the storm. Even off camera, they speak in a steady register, giving no indication that they are in the path of a violent tropical cyclone. With Hurricane Irma headed toward Florida, the forecasters have been working around the clock, updating storm tracks and issuing 6

9 September 2017 8:23 PM National Hurricane Center: Irma Will Kill You If You Don't Get Out of the Way

The window for Florida residents to safely evacuate narrowed Saturday as Hurricane Irma's outer bands blew into the southern part of the state on a predicted path for landfall southwest of the heavily populated Miami metro area. The enormous storm weakened slightly to Category 4 with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph), but it was expected to pick up strength 2

9 September 2017 3:24 PM Hurricane Irma moves west as it approaches Florida

Miami, which was on track for a direct hit from Hurricane Irma, was thrown a lifeline on Saturday as the storm's path veered west. Irma was downgraded from a Category 4 to a Category 3 storm on Saturday mid-morning as it hovered over Cuba but officials warned that it could regain strength over the course of the weekend. Irma is expected to move up the southwest 2

9 September 2017 4:14 AM Irma makes landfall in Cuba as Category 5

Hurricane Irma strengthened and made landfall in Cuba on Friday (local time) 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. Irma struck Camaguey Archipelago with 160 mph (260 kph) winds late on Friday, the National 9