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Hurricane Irma responsible for 10 deaths, threatens Miami

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking News Update 11:30 p.m.]</b><p>The National Hurricane Center has issued hurricane and storm surge warnings for South Florida. The warning extends from Jupiter Inlet on the east coast of the state, southward around the Florida Peninsula to Bonita Beach on the west coast. The warning …

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Irma's destruction: island by island

The category five hurricane has ripped through the Caribbean, leaving flattened landscapes, flash floods and loss of life<p>Barbuda, the first island to feel the force of Hurricane Irma was devastated by its high winds, with Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, saying 90% of buildings …

Delta Plane Flew Straight Through Hurricane Irma and the Internet Couldn't Look Away

Nearly 200 passengers — including flight crew — found themselves (literally) in the middle of category 5 Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful …

Nearly 540,000 ordered to flee Georgia coast ahead of Irma

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's governor on Thursday ordered nearly 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate inland ahead of Hurricane Irma as …

FEMA Is Nearly Out of Cash, Just as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Strike

Politics News<p>WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is rapidly running out of disaster relief funding as Hurricane Irma slams Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and heads toward Florida.<p>The federal response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas has quickly depleted FEMA’s …

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Hurricane Irma causes devastation in the Caribbean

<b>Hurricane Irma has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean, reducing buildings to rubble and leaving at least nine people dead.</b><p>The small island of Barbuda is said to be "barely habitable". Officials warn that St Martin is almost destroyed, and the death toll is likely to rise.<p>Irma is a …

See Irma from 45,000 feet in the air

NOAA Hurricane Hunter flight director Paul Flaherty gives details on Hurricane Irma's trajectory from 45,000 feet in the air.

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UK releases £32m in Hurricane Irma aid after complaints over initial response

Cash increased from planned £12m after Cobra told of worse-than-feared devastation in British overseas territories<p>The UK government has released £32m in emergency aid for the British overseas territories hit by Hurricane Irma and dispatched a military task group to the Caribbean after complaints of …

ISS cameras capture video of hurricane Irma

Cameras on board the International Space Station (ISS) captured dramatic footage of Hurricane Irma as it made landfall in the Caribbean on Wednesday.<p>The ISS is seen passing the eye of the storm, which wreaked devastation on a number of Caribbean islands as it churned along its path westwards.

Floridians jam highways to flee Hurricane Irma

<b>(CNN) —</b> Floridians began a mass exodus on Thursday as Hurricane Irma, the powerful Category 5 storm, plowed through the Caribbean toward the Sunshine State.<p>Thousands of cars headed north, causing interstate backups and slowdowns. Drivers waited for hours at gas stations, some of which ran out of …

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Hurricane Irma 'could drop to Cat. 4' when reaches Florida

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WATCH LIVE: Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks on Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Irma: Airlines are trying to prioritize safety over profits

Florida is bracing for Hurricane Irma. Many residents looking to get out are finding airfare costing thousands of dollars. However, some airlines are trying to prioritize safety over profits. JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) and American Airlines (Nasdaq:AAL) are now offering one-way flights out of Florida …

Royal Caribbean using its own cruise ship to evacuate employees

Royal Caribbean is putting its employees aboard one of its own majestic ships to get them out of the path of Hurricane Irma.<p>The employees and their dependents will board the Enchantment of the Seas, a thousand-foot ship that can handle almost 2,500 passengers, and churn to calmer waters before the …

The Latest: Hurricane warnings issued for South Florida

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):<p>11:20 p.m.<p>The National Hurricane Center in Miami has issued hurricane …

Senate passes $15B disaster aid measure, debt limit increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly backed a $15.3 billion aid package for victims of Harvey, nearly doubling President Donald …

Photos of the Devastation Across Saint Martin Left by Hurricane Irma

While Hurricane Irma appears set on a possible path toward southern Florida, the Category 5 storm has already left a trail of destruction across parts of the Caribbean. The worst-affected island so far is Saint Martin, which has reported eight deaths to date. The island of Saint Martin is split …

With Hurricane Irma, Miami could be facing its nightmare storm scenario

It's never good when an Atlantic hurricane is compared to Super Typhoon Haiyan, which wiped out the city of Tacloban in the Philippines in 2013 as …

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Why Hurricane Irma Could Hurt, a Lot: Much Lies in Harm’s Way

WASHINGTON — The last time a Category 5 hurricane ripped through Florida, it was so destructive that meteorologists retired its name forever. That storm, Hurricane Andrew, made landfall southwest of Miami in 1992, killing 65 people, destroying 63,000 homes and inflicting $26.5 billion in economic …

The Damage Hurricane Irma Left Behind So Far

Hurricane Irma is leaving behind massive damages as it roars across the Caribbean. Countless people have lost their homes and resources to the …

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Florida's nuclear plants have outlasted hurricanes before, but Irma may be a bigger test

The only thing that separates Florida's Turkey Point nuclear plant from the ocean is a thin squiggle of land that doesn't seem to offer much …

Pro surfer, 16, killed by Irma-generated wave off Barbados

A promising professional surfer from Barbados was knocked off his board and drowned Tuesday while riding waves generated by Hurricane Irma.<p>The World Surf League said that Zander Venezia, 16, was surfing at a beach called Box by Box on the east coast of the island country when he was knocked over by …

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Hurricane Irma: What’s Happened and What’s Next

Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded, is bearing down on Florida. The Times, which has journalists deployed through the region, is providing free digital access to all storm news.<p>For the latest up-to-the-minute dispatches, read this live Sunday briefing. Here is a …

Hurricane Irma to Test New Codes Put in Place After Andrew

MIAMI—After Hurricane Andrew pummeled Florida 25 years ago and leveled entire blocks of homes, local and state officials responded by creating some of the strictest building codes in the U.S., hailed by many as a model.<p>Florida adopted a new statewide building code in 2002 that included a host of …

Hurricane scientists have never seen an image like this before

For the first time in modern history, three hurricanes in the Atlantic are lined up in the most dangerous of ways, according to Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center.<p>The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued advisories on Hurricane Irma (currently located north of …

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Nations rush to help islands devastated by Hurricane Irma

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — French, British and Dutch military authorities rushed aid to a devastated string of Caribbean islands Thursday after Hurricane Irma left at least 11 people dead and thousands homeless as it spun toward Florida for what could be a catastrophic blow this weekend.<p>Warships …

U.S. airlines scramble to evacuate residents ahead of Hurricane Irma

(Reuters) - Airlines were racing against the clock to clear as many customers as possible from the likely Florida path of Hurricane Irma, as social and political pressure mounted for carriers to play a bigger role in aiding evacuations.<p>Police patrol the area as Hurricane Irma slams across islands …

Florida nuclear plants to shut ahead of Hurricane Irma

(Reuters) - Electricity generator Florida Power & Light said on Thursday it will shut its two nuclear power plants before Irma comes ashore as a very powerful hurricane.<p>File Photo: A Florida Power & Light Company employee works on a power pole in Pembroke Pines, Florida February 26, 2008.<p>FPL, a …

‘This storm has the potential to catastrophically devastate our state’

By Joel Achenbach ,<p>Joel Achenbach<p>Reporter covering science and politics<p>Email Bio<p>Patricia Sullivan and<p>Patricia Sullivan<p>Reporter covering government, politics and other regional issues in Arlington County and Alexandria<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Mark Berman<p>Mark Berman<p>National news reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>MIAMI …

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