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As it happened: Hurricane Irma brings devastating winds, storm surges to Florida

Monday September 11, 2017 - 11:12 EST

One of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic makes landfall in the US, with Florida residents warned of "a life-threatening situation" as Hurricane Irma moves up their state.

Look back at our blog to see how the events unfolded.


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Perth storm: Severe cold front hits WA's South West, bringing heavy rain, winds and flooding

13:52 EST

The full force of mother nature is being felt in Western Australia as emergency services deal with damaging wind gusts from a severe cold front that is also dumping heavy rain in Perth and the south-west of the state.

Damaging winds lash WA

11:00 EST

Severe weather continues to threaten parts of WA today after a powerful front crossed the state's west coast overnight.

Severe weather warning issued as destructive cold front hits southern WA

23:06 EST

Heavy rain has soaked Perth and surrounds as the first strong cold front of the season batters the southern half of the state, with damaging winds of up to 125 kilometres per hour predicted overnight.