Haunting Photos of Hurricane Irma’s Destruction in Florida Shows Flooding and Widespread Damage
Hurricane Irma made landfall in the U.S. in the Florida Keys on Sunday morning as a Category 4 storm. The hurricane is expected to travel up the state on its western coast but is causing damage and severe weather all over Florida. Keep reading to see photos of Irma’s destruction in the Sunshine State.
Residents inspect the extreme receding water in Tampa Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma on Sunday in Tampa, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday morning, lashing the popular vacation spot with 130 mph winds. The storm is now moving up the western part of the state but casuing widespread damage all over Florida, including massive flooding in Miami.
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A man walks into the wind in Miami on Sunday morning as wind and rain from Irma pass through the city.
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Irma's winds whip palm trees in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Sunday as the storm passes through the southern part of the state.
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A red SUV is abandonded in a flooded street in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Sunday.
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Waves crash over the seawall in Miami on Sunday as popular beachside hotels are flooded with due to Irma.
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A floundered boat is seen in Haulover Marine Center at Haulover Park in northern Miami on Sunday as Irma continues to cause damage.
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The severe weather also brought in tornadoes throughout Florida. Debris is seen scattered across a block in Palm Bay Point, Florida, on Sunday.
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Firefighters go house-to-house at a mobile home park in Palm Bay, Florida, after a possible tornado ripped throught the town on Sunday.
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Evacuees camp out on the floor of a gymnasium in Palm Beach County, Florida, after thousands were forced to leave their homes due to Irma.