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Hurricane Irma: Eye of storm hits Florida west coast

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch: Inside the ice hockey arena-turned-shelter The centre of Hurricane Irma has hit mainland Florida, just south of Naples, amid warnings of storm surges as high as 15ft (4.5m). Irma made landfall on Marco Island off Florida’s west coast with winds of …

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Hurricane Irma: Massive storm bears down on Florida

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Amateur footage captures the storm pummelling the Keys Residents of mainland Florida are bracing for Hurricane Irma to hit, as conditions in the south of the state deteriorate. The category four storm with sustained winds up to 130mph (209km/h) moved away …

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Hurricane Irma: Florida braces for storm arrival

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The outer bands of Irma have already reached Miami Wind gusts close to hurricane force are battering islands in Florida’s south as Hurricane Irma is due to hit the mainland in the coming hours. Water levels are already rising on the coast of the …

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Hurricane Irma: Time runs out for Florida evacuation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The outer bands of Irma have already reached Miami Florida’s state governor has told residents ordered to leave their homes to go to shelters and avoid the roads as Hurricane Irma approaches. Rick Scott said it was now too late to drive away from …

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Hurricane Irma: Cuba hit with strong winds and heavy rain

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hurricane Irma bringing powerful winds to Cuba Hurricane Irma is lashing Cuba with strong winds and heavy rain after devastating several Caribbean islands. The category five storm made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago, off the north-eastern coast. But the Bahamas have largely been spared after …

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Barbuda after Hurricane Irma: A Caribbean paradise lost

Residents of the Caribbean island of Barbuda have left after most buildings there were destroyed by Hurricane Irma, and as a second storm, Hurricane Jose, threatens. The BBC’s Laura Bicker was the first foreign journalist to reach the island since Irma hit.

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Hurricane Irma will be ‘devastating’ to US – Fema head

Image copyright EPA Image caption Officials say six out of 10 homes in St Martin were so badly damaged that they were uninhabitable. Hurricane Irma will “devastate” either Florida or neighbouring states, the head of the US federal emergency agency has said. Brock Long said parts of Florida would be …

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Hurricane Irma pummels Turks and Caicos islands

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNasa images on Thursday show the eye of Irma over the Dominican Republic and Haiti Hurricane Irma has pummelled the Turks and Caicos Islands after leaving a trail of destruction across the Caribbean, killing at least 14 people. The low-lying islands are …

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BBC witnesses Myanmar Muslim village burn

Image copyright JHEAD/BBC Image caption Jonathan Head tweeted this image of the fires in Gawdu Zara village in Rakhine About 164,000 Rohingya Muslims have poured into Bangladesh from Myanmar’s Rakhine state since violence erupted two weeks ago. They say the military and Rakhine Buddhists are destroying their villages to drive …

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Hurricane Irma causes devastation across the Caribbean

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“It was like a horror movie” – Residents of Barbuda describe the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irma Hurricane Irma has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean, reducing buildings to rubble and leaving at least nine people dead. The small island of Barbuda …

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