Irma menaces Florida’s Gulf Coast after striking Cuba

REMEDIOS, Cuba, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma pounded Cuba’s northern coast on Saturday and barreled toward Florida’s Gulf Coast as authorities scrambled to complete an unprecedented evacuation of millions of residents hours before the storm lashes the state.

Irma, one of the fiercest Atlantic storms in a century, was expected to rip through the Florida Keys archipelago on Sunday morning. It will make landfall on the Florida peninsula somewhere west of Miami on a track that would take it up the state’s west coast, including Tampa, forecasters said.

Source: Irma menaces Florida’s Gulf Coast after striking Cuba

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