Hurricane Irma leaves devastation

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Hurricane Irma has hit Florida, leaving half of the state with no electricity. Irma started out as a category 5, and briefly flirted with becoming a category 6. After tearing through the Caribbean, Irma weakened as it hit the Tampa Bay region to a tropical storm, but still hit Florida with winds reaching 105 miles per hour. Irma is still on the path up north over western Florida and is expected to move to the southeastern part of the United States.

There are no confirmation on deaths in Florida that were caused by Irma, but four lives were lost in vehicle accidents that may have been caused by the storm. In the Caribbeans, dozens of people’s cause of death are being blamed on Irma, and at least 10 were killed by the storm in Cuba.