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Hurricane Irma leaves Caribbean islands flooded and in darkness as it heads for Florida

Home Depot customers in Miami, Florida, buying plywood on Sept 6 as they prepare for Hurricane Irma. It is expected to become the second powerful storm to thrash the US mainland in as many weeks but its precise trajectory remained uncertain.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, churned across northern Caribbean islands on Wednesday with a potentially catastrophic mix of fierce winds, surf and rain, en route to a possible Florida landfall...