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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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