Tornadoes and Wind Storms

Hurricane Irma leaves South Florida battered and barrels north

Hurricane Irma leaves South Florida battered and barrels north

Hurricane Irma had not yet departed the Sunshine State Sunday night, but from the Keys to Miami’s business district to Naples and Marco Island she delivered a coast-to-coast battering.

The assault began with a first landfall on Cudjoe Key at 9:10 a.m as a Category 4, continued up through Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties and covered the Gulf Coast, where the massive storm made a landfall again at 3:35 p.m. as a Category 3 on Marco Island.

It cut power to 2.99 million Florida homes and businesses, turned the streets of downtown Miami’s financial district into a waterway, and toppled two heavy-duty construction cranes in Miami and another in Fort Lauderdale. It...

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