Irma Slams into Florida, Leaving Trail of Caribbean Destruction

A large tree blocks a residential street as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Hurricane Irma slammed ashore at Key West, Florida early Sunday with whirling winds and pounding rain, leaving behind a trail of destruction across fragile Caribbean islands. Irma, now a Category 4 storm, strengthened as it moved across the warm waters of the Straits of Florida, with the National Hurricane Center saying it was packing sustained 215-kilometer-an-hour…

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