10 Sep '17, 3am

Destructive winds, torrential rains rip south Florida as #hurricaneirma2017 makes landfall

Destructive winds, torrential rains rip south Florida as #hurricaneirma2017 makes landfall

MIAMI/FORT MYERS, FLORIDA (AFP, REUTERS) - Hurricane Irma's eyewall slammed into the lower Florida Keys on Sunday (Sept 10), lashing the island chain with fearsome wind gusts. The northern eyewall of the hurricane reached the lower Florida Keys, about 25km south-east of Key West, said the National Hurricane Centre, bringing winds of up to 210kmh and threatening dangerous storm surges. "This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation!" the National Weather Service in Key West had said, urging those who had not heeded dire warnings to evacuate to take shelter "now to protect your life"! The hurricane was moving eight miles per hour north-west, with Florida’s west coast cities of Naples, Fort Myers and the densely populated peninsulas of Tampa Bay in its crosshairs. The hurricane had gained strength prior to Sunday, and brought a double barrel threat of destruct...

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