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Millions flee or hunker down as deadly Irma slams into Florida

Second landfall, possibly near Tampa, expected overnight on Sunday into Monday.

The Tampa skyline (above) is barely visible across Hillsborough Bay ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma on Sunday.

Conditions in South Beach (above). The National Weather Service said south-western Florida could see storm surges of up to 15 feet (4.5 meters) if peak surge happens during high tide.


HURRICANE Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, hit the US state of Florida with 130-mph (210 kmh) winds on Sunday as millions of people huddled in shelters or battened-down homes.

The National Weather Service said the storm made landfall at...

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