Environment & Science

Hurricane Irma's devastation, in pictures

Broken tree branches block roads in the Coral Beach neighborhood as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The powerful hurricane made landfall in the United States in the Florida Keys at 9:10 a.m. after raking across the north coast of Cuba.
Broken tree branches block roads in the Coral Beach neighborhood as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The powerful hurricane made landfall in the United States in the Florida Keys at 9:10 a.m. after raking across the north coast of Cuba.
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Torrential rain, power outages and 130-mph winds buffeted Florida and the Caribbean over the last several days. The storm pushed up through the Florida panhandle, leaving many wondering what it would leave in its path. Capsized power lines, surging waters, fallen trees and blocked roadways greeted them. 

Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
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Residents inspect the extreme receding water in Tampa Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017. 

Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
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A car sits abandoned in storm surge along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
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Trees bend in the tropical storm wind along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10 in Fort Lauderdale. 

Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
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A car sits abandoned in storm surge along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
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A flooded street is seen in the Brickell area of downtown as Hurricane Irma passes through Miami.   

Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
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Shredded awning whips in tropical storm winds at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club as Hurricane Irma hits Fort Lauderdale. 

Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
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A truck is seen on its side after being blown over in Miami.   

Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
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A car is seen in a flooded street in Miami, Florida. 

Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
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People take time to clear debris out of a drainage ditch to keep the area from flooding in Miami. 

Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
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Broken tree branches block roads in the Coral Beach neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale. 

Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
Powerful Hurricane Irma Slams Into Florida
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A person walks through a flooded street in the Brickell area of downtown Miami.