Launch operators expect minimal delays from Hurricane Irma – Spaceflight Now

A construction trailer at the Turn Basin near KSC’s Vehicle Assembly Building was turned over during Hurricane Irma. Credit: NASA/Bill White

SpaceX and United Launch Alliance expect to resume launches with little or no delay after Hurricane Irma veered west of Cape Canaveral last weekend, sparing the launch base from the storm’s most extreme damage.

The Kennedy Space Center is still closed to non-essential personnel, and is expected to remain closed until at least Thursday. Electrical power has been restored to the NASA spaceport, but water services were still shut off as of Tuesday night.

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station also remained closed Tuesday to non-mission essential personnel, according to a post on the 45th Space Wing’s Facebook page.

Aerial photos released by NASA on Tuesday showed a few KSC buildings sustained minor roof and structural damage, and flooding was observed in some low-lying parts of the center.

SpaceX president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell said her company’s launch campaigns at launch pad 39A — a former space shuttle facility located at KSC — should not see much interruption from Irma.

“We don’t anticipate, at this point, a delay in our next launch from 39A,” Shotwell said Tuesday at Euroconsult’s annual World Satellite Business Week meeting in Paris. “I was frankly more worried about Launch Complex 40, where we’re finishing up.”

SpaceX is repairing and upgrading pad 40, which sits a few miles to the south of pad 39A on Air Force property, after a Falcon 9 rocket exploded there last September, knocking the launch complex offline until it could be repaired. SpaceX switched its launches to pad 39A once the Falcon 9 resumed flights earlier this year, but the company wants both pads operational.

“We had a lot of equipment (at pad 40), lots of piping to be welded, and I’m a little bit more worried about that. That won’t hold up a launch in the near-term, but we’re waiting to get that information back,” Shotwell said. “I don’t anticipate it being an issue though, thank goodness for us, but obviously a bunch of people suffered, both in this one and our friends in Houston from Harvey.”

The Multi-Payload Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center sustained some damage to one of its walls in this image from an aerial damage survey Tuesday. Credit: NASA/Bill White

SpaceX’s next launch was scheduled for no earlier than Oct. 2 before Hurricane Irma, carrying the commercial SES 11/EchoStar 105 communications satellite, a joint project between SES and EchoStar. If the launch date holds, another Falcon 9 launch from Florida no earlier than Oct. 14 is set to loft the Koreasat 5A communications satellite.

SES officials said the SES 11/EchoStar 105 satellite weathered the storm without damage inside a SpaceX-owned clean room in a hangar near pad 40. If ground crews can resume work on the satellite within a few days, the payload could still be ready for liftoff in early October.

The SES 11/EchoStar 105 satellite is set to launch from pad 39A, while SpaceX has not publicly announced which pad will host the Koreasat 5A launch.

SpaceX aimed to ready pad 40 for launches as soon as this month, giving construction crews a chance to modify pad 39A for the maiden flight of the company’s huge Falcon Heavy rocket, a heavy-lifter comprised of three Falcon 9 first stage boosters bolted together.

Officials expected it would take a couple of months to make pad 39A ready for the Falcon Heavy once Falcon 9 missions were rebased at pad 40.

Shotwell said Tuesday that the debut test flight of the Falcon Heavy is still expected before the end of the year.

Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president and chief operating officer, speaks at pad 39A earlier this year. Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

Tory Bruno, ULA’s president and CEO, said Tuesday that his company’s launch pads and buildings at Cape Canaveral are also in good shape after Irma. ULA employees re-entered the spaceport Tuesday for an initial damage assessment.

“The reports we’re getting back is that the damage to Cape Canaveral is relatively minimial, so a little bit of water intrusion, some signs blown down, but the infrastructure is all really in place,” Bruno said Tuesday at the Euroconsult meeting in Paris. “Our facilities look like they did pretty well, so we’re expecting to bounce back quickly from that.

“A lot of other parts of Florida took a real beating, and our hearts go out to those people, but the hurricane kind of did a little loop around Canaveral and really spared it,” Bruno said.

ULA’s next Atlas 5 launch from Cape Canaveral was scheduled for Sept. 28 from pad 41, located between SpaceX’s pad 40 and pad 39A. The Atlas 5 launcher, fitted with two strap-on solid rocket boosters, will deploy a secret payload into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office, the U.S. government’s spy satellite agency.

Another Atlas 5 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was set for Sept. 14, but ULA postponed the launch to give teams in Florida who were set to travel to the California spaceport an opportunity to prepare their homes and property for the approaching hurricane.

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SpaceX weathers Irma, no delays to busy October launch schedule

Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station were largely spared the brunt of Hurricane Irma due to last-second changes to its projected path. Both SpaceX and ULA have since reported that damages to their facilities are minimal and unlikely to contribute to any delays in upcoming launches, of which SpaceX has several.

Several days before Hurricane Irma reached Florida, the storm projected to make landfall almost directly on Cape Canaveral, stoking fears of spaceflight journalists and forcing the evacuation of several living on the Space Coast. While Irma’s course veered southeast as it neared the Space Coast, Cape Canaveral eventually experienced some level of heavy rain, flooding, and high winds on Sunday and Monday. A NASA flyover of Kennedy Space Center illustrated this best, with very little damage visible from the helicopter, aside from some limited flooding and some mild damage to the roofs of several buildings.

Modern facilities at the Cape are generally built to tolerate Category 5 winds of 150 mph, and Irma appeared to potentially pose a threat to even those structures in the early days of forecasts. However, with maximum recorded winds of around 100 mph from Irma, worries more centered around tornadoes formed by the hurricane, as well as more temporary structures that were under construction. Gwynne Shotwell commented on this earlier today, speaking at the World Satellite Business Week meeting in Paris, France. SpaceX’s President said that LC-39A and SLC-40 looked fine in initial flyovers performed by the company. Her main concern was an array of construction materials and temporary shelters currently at SLC-40 that were exceptionally vulnerable to hurricane conditions.

SpaceX’s LC-39A launch pad seen from a NASA helicopter on 9/12. Thankfully, no damage is readily apparent. (NASA)

Following natural (and unnatural) disasters at Kennedy Space Center and CCAFS, access is restricted to a select crew of emergency reaction teams that are tasked with combing through the myriad facilities and cataloging any serious damage and potential dangers for workers. Once they are finished with their surveys, nonessential personnel are allowed to return to their workplaces and begin their own surveys and repairs. CCAFS and the 45th Space Wing began allowing nonessential personnel back into the facility on Tuesday, while Kennedy Space Center may open its gates on Thursday. Once allowed back in, SpaceX can begin their own damage survey and conduct any necessary repairs.

The company is planning to conduct its next East Coast launch as early as October 2nd, with a second October launch from Florida expected no earlier than October 14th. SpaceX is also scheduled to launch Iridium’s third group of ten NEXT satellites from California on October 4th, so the company has an extremely busy month ahead. Thankfully, with more than two weeks between now and next launch, SpaceX will likely have plenty of time to undertake all necessary repairs, so long as damage is minimal.

While SpaceX was spared, those more directly in the path of Irma were not nearly as lucky. In Florida, nearly 25% of all residents were without power for days, and many millions are still waiting for utility companies to repair widespread damage to their infrastructure. Many homes have undoubtedly been destroyed beyond repair. Floridans were largely spared from the deadly threat of Irma by widespread evacuation orders on the East coast, but most residents of islands along Irma’s path had nowhere to evacuate. Dozens of deaths have been reported in Barbados, the Virgin Islands, and other islands. Many more were killed and injured in Cuba. Recovery from Irma will undoubtedly take many years.

SpaceX weathers Irma, no delays to busy October launch schedule

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Hurricane Irma damage ‘minor’ to ULA launch site, SpaceX still assessing

Hurricane Irma caused “minor damage” to United Launch Alliance’s Space Coast facilities but did not harm important flight hardware, the company announced Tuesday.

The next launch for the coast is planned for Sept. 28, when ULA plans to send an Atlas V rocket into space carrying a communications satellite.

It’s the first assessment after Irma made its way up Florida’s Gulf coast.

Tropical storm-force winds battered the Space Coast for more than 24 hours overnight Sunday into Monday.

“Due to the extraordinary efforts by the 45th Space Wing and ULA teams to recover from this storm, we may restore normal operations as early as Wednesday,” the ULA statement read.

SpaceX officials did not immediately respond to questions about their launch facilities. Its next launch is planned for Oct. 2.

As the two major launch companies on the Space Coast assess damage, NASA has implemented its own recovery plan.

Director of Safety and Mission Assurance Russ DeLoach sent a note to employees Tuesday urging them to be safe.

He also reiterated a city of Cocoa warning that water main breaks could have harmed the city’s water supply, and advised employees to seek out boil water alerts.

Kennedy Space Center’s visitors complex will remain closed until further notice.

The Center’s operations site remained closed Tuesday, except to essential personnel.

A website announcement Monday reported that “we seem to have weathered Hurricane Irma without major damage, including Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Rocket Garden.”

The update blamed power and utility issues for the extended closure and said a reopening date had not been determined.

“Look for more updates as we continue to assess current conditions.”

Elsewhere on Space Coast, the U.S. Air Force has recalled all personnel to Patrick Air Force Base from an evacuation ordered in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

Other assessments have been ongoing to determine how launches would be affected, Space Florida Vice President Chief of Strategic Alliances Dale Ketcham said.

“We have a lot of work to do before resuming flight operations,” he said. “But we have been through this before and we know what to do.”

Ketcham said initial assessments seem to indicate little major problems.

Hurricane Irma forced United Launch Alliance to delay a Sept. 14 launch from California. Chassagne said a new launch date had not been determined.

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Pokemon Go mocked for ill-timed notification during Hurricane Irma

It might come as a surprise to you, but some people are still playing Pokemon Go.

The number of daily users on the app has plummeted since its peak last year so the company behind it could be forgiven for coming off a bit desperate to keep users interested — but accidentally encouraging people to play in the middle of Hurricane Irma is not a great look.

One gamer has shared a screenshot of their phone showing emergency alerts warning of extreme weather due to a Hurricane alongside a Pokemon Go push notification encouraging the user get out and explore local parks to catch the game’s characters.

A picture of the screenshot has gone viral on social media with one user jokingly accusing the app of trying to murder people with the inappropriate suggestion.

Push notifications are the main trick online platforms use to lure us back into their app but in the case of the Pokemon Go, it seems the geolocation considerations left a little to be desired.

Since being shared this morning, the tweet has received more than 125,000 likes and more than 50,000 retweets. The screenshot from the viral tweet was actually stolen from another Twitter user who had posted it earlier.

“Pokemon: natural selection edition,” joked one social media user.

After launching in July 2016, the augmented reality game quickly became a traffic-stopping worldwide craze but has since seen a massive reduction in users.

Of course, many mobile games — especially ones that turn into a momentary cultural phenomenon — suffer declines in usage over time. Pokemon Go still generates considerable revenue but its precipitous decline has seen it labelled a fad and nicknamed “Pokemon Gone”.

This story originally appeared in news.com.au

El huracán Irma nos descubre que los Tesla tienen más capacidad en sus baterías

Irma pasará a la historia como el huracán más poderoso que ha azotado el Atlántico oriental. De momento, ya ha arrasado islas del Caribe, Cuba y ha dejado Florida como zona catastrófica. El desastre natural ha provocado una migración masiva hacia el norte: alrededor de 6,3 millones de habitantes fueron evacuados, y para favorecer la evacuación (y ante la petición de un propietario) Tesla liberó temporalmente el verdadero potencial de las baterías de los Model X 60D y los Model S 60 y 60D para ampliar su autonomía.

Este escenario presenta varias incógnitas. ¿Estarán preparados los vehículos eléctricos y las infraestructuras para afrontar migraciones masivas como esta? ¿Qué razón técnica hay para que un fabricante decida no usar la capacidad completa de una batería y limitarla? Y lo más importante, ¿qué habría ocurrido si Tesla no hubiera efectuado de forma gratuita la actualización?

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Tesla boosts range for some vehicles in Florida to escape Irma

As Hurricane Irma was bearing down on Florida, Tesla Inc. sent a free software update extending the battery capacity for some of its vehicles, giving those owners extra range to flee the looming storm.

The update temporarily unlocked the full battery potential for 75-kilowatt-hour Model S sedans and Model X SUVs, adding another 30 to 40 miles to their range. The upgrade was first reported Saturday by the electric-car blog Electrek.

Starting in 2016, Tesla offered cheaper versions of the Model S and Model X with limited battery capacity. While they have a 75-kWh battery, software on those versions limits customers to using about 80% of available power, with a range of 200 to 230 miles per charge. Normally, unlocking the extra capacity costs about $3,000.

A Tesla spokesperson on Sunday confirmed the upgrade.

The change was apparently made after a Tesla owner in Florida reached out to the company and asked for a temporary upgrade to make it out of the evacuation zone. The upgrade for those Florida customers will remain in place until Sept. 16.

According to the blog Tesla Motors Club, the company sent a note to the owners who were upgraded, saying: “Due to these exceptional circumstances, and to help you better prepare to evacuate and get to safety, your vehicle has been adjusted at no cost to you to temporarily access the additional battery capacity until September 16th. You will notice the badging on the instrument cluster will read 75 during this period. We hope that this allows you to travel to your next destination with confidence and ease.”

Read: ‘Worst-case scenario’ as Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida

About 6.5 million Florida residents were under mandatory evacuation orders over the weekend as Irma slammed into the state. A number of Florida Tesla owners posted on social media that the company’s Supercharger stations worked well and didn’t have the long lines that gas stations did.

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Pokemon Go tells user to go outside during a Hurricane Irma National Weather Service warning

Pokemon Go suggests a user to go out to hunt for the creatures during a National Weather Service Emergency Alert about Hurricane Irma. Source: Twitter. Keep going through the gallery to see the remarkable destruction Hurricane Irma has caused in Florida. 

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Waves crash into El Morro after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) less
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Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Residents walk on Havana’s sea wall as the ocean crashes into El Morro, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) less
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A huge wave breaks near the Morro Castle in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman tries to rescue some fodd from her flooded house in downtown Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / ABEL ERNESTO (Photo credit should read ABEL ERNESTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cubans stand in their flooded home in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / ABEL ERNESTO (Photo credit should read ABEL ERNESTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cubans retrieve their belongings in a flooded house in downtown Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / ABEL ERNESTO (Photo credit should read ABEL ERNESTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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A flooded house in downtown Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / ABEL ERNESTO (Photo credit should read ABEL ERNESTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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A Cuban with a lantern in a flooded house in downtown Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / ABEL ERNESTO (Photo credit should read ABEL ERNESTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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A Cuban walks in a flooded street in downtown Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / ABEL ERNESTO (Photo credit should read ABEL ERNESTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Police officers walk along a street of Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cubans clean a street of Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A man carries a home-made boat along a street of Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A huge wave breaks against Morro Castle in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cubans walk along a flooded street in Havana on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cubans stand in a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cubans stay on a street full of debris in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A man looks from the window at flooded streets, during the passage of Hurricane Irma in Havana, on September 9, 2017. 

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Cubans wade through a flooded street near the Malecon in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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TOPSHOT – A Cuban carrying his pet wades through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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TOPSHOT – A Cuban wades through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A Cuban wades through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it

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A woman looks at a flooded street during the passage of Hurricane Irma in Havana, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still packing winds of 125 miles (200 kilometer) per hour. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman looks at a flooded street during the passage of Hurricane Irma in Havana, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still packing winds

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Cubans stay in a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cubans stay in a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed

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TOPSHOT – Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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TOPSHOT – Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off

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Cubans wade through a flooded street near the Malecon in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cubans wade through a flooded street near the Malecon in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs

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Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it

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People walk through flooded streets in Havana after the passage of Hurricane Irma, in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean. Cuban officials warned residents to watch for even more flooding over the next few days. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) less
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TOPSHOT – Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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TOPSHOT – Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off

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A flooded streets in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A flooded streets in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards

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A Cuban wades through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A Cuban wades through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it

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Cubans wade through flooded streets in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cubans wade through flooded streets in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it

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Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it

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TOPSHOT – A Cuban stays in a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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TOPSHOT – A Cuban stays in a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes

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A flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards

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A Cuban wades through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A Cuban wades through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it

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A flooded street near the Malecon in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A flooded street near the Malecon in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it

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Members of a rescue brigade wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Members of a rescue brigade wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the

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A flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards

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Cuban stay in a flooded street near the Malecon in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cuban stay in a flooded street near the Malecon in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off

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A man walks in a flooded street during the passage of Hurricane Irma in Havana, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still packing winds of 125 miles (200 kilometer) per hour. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A man walks in a flooded street during the passage of Hurricane Irma in Havana, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still packing winds of

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Locals sit on the pavement in a flooded street during the passage of Hurricane Irma in Havana, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still packing winds of 125 miles (200 kilometer) per hour. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Locals sit on the pavement in a flooded street during the passage of Hurricane Irma in Havana, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still

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TOPSHOT – View of flooded streets in Havana during the passage of Hurricane Irma, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still packing winds of 125 miles (200 kilometer) per hour. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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TOPSHOT – View of flooded streets in Havana during the passage of Hurricane Irma, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still packing winds

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A woman shuts a window during the passage of Hurricane Irma in Havana, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still packing winds of 125 miles (200 kilometer) per hour. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman shuts a window during the passage of Hurricane Irma in Havana, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still packing winds of 125 miles

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A Cuban wades through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A Cuban wades through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it

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Locals take snapshots of flooded streets during the passage of hurricane Irma in Havana, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still packing winds of 125 miles (200 kilometer) per hour. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Locals take snapshots of flooded streets during the passage of hurricane Irma in Havana, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still packing

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A woman takes snapshots of flooded streets during the passage of Hurricane Irma in Havana, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still packing winds of 125 miles (200 kilometer) per hour. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman takes snapshots of flooded streets during the passage of Hurricane Irma in Havana, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still

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A man looks from the window at flooded streets, during the passage of Hurricane Irma in Havana, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still packing winds of 125 miles (200 kilometer) per hour. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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A man looks from the window at flooded streets, during the passage of Hurricane Irma in Havana, on September 9, 2017. Irma’s blast through the Cuban coastline weakened it to a Category Three, but it is still

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A woman from Saint Martin talks to a red cross worker in a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged by Hurricane Irma, Saint Martin and Saint Barts escaped a further battering by Jose, which had “markedly less” of an impact on the two Caribbean islands than anticipated, France’s meteorological agency said on September 10. / AFP PHOTO / Helene Valenzuela (Photo credit should read HELENE VALENZUELA/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman from Saint Martin talks to a red cross worker in a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged

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A family from Saint Martin rests in a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged by Hurricane Irma, Saint Martin and Saint Barts escaped a further battering by Jose, which had “markedly less” of an impact on the two Caribbean islands than anticipated, France’s meteorological agency said on September 10. / AFP PHOTO / Helene Valenzuela (Photo credit should read HELENE VALENZUELA/AFP/Getty Images)

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A family from Saint Martin rests in a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged by Hurricane Irma,

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People from Saint Martin check into a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged by Hurricane Irma, Saint Martin and Saint Barts escaped a further battering by Jose, which had “markedly less” of an impact on the two Caribbean islands than anticipated, France’s meteorological agency said on September 10. / AFP PHOTO / Helene Valenzuela (Photo credit should read HELENE VALENZUELA/AFP/Getty Images)

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People from Saint Martin check into a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged by Hurricane Irma,

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Bowed palm trees lean before a sand-filled swimming pool in the Baie Nettle area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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Bowed palm trees lean before a sand-filled swimming pool in the Baie Nettle area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin

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A beach is littered with rubble in the Baie Nettle area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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A beach is littered with rubble in the Baie Nettle area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the

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A family from Saint Martin rests in a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged by Hurricane Irma, Saint Martin and Saint Barts escaped a further battering by Jose, which had “markedly less” of an impact on the two Caribbean islands than anticipated, France’s meteorological agency said on September 10. / AFP PHOTO / Helene Valenzuela (Photo credit should read HELENE VALENZUELA/AFP/Getty Images)

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A family from Saint Martin rests in a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged by Hurricane Irma,

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A helicopter of French army brings food to the Grand-Case Esperance airport, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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A helicopter of French army brings food to the Grand-Case Esperance airport, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts

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People trying to leave Saint-Martin arrive at the entrance of Grand-Case Esperance airport, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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People trying to leave Saint-Martin arrive at the entrance of Grand-Case Esperance airport, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin

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French firemen provide bottles of water to inhabitants of the Sandy Ground area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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French firemen provide bottles of water to inhabitants of the Sandy Ground area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin

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French firemen provide bottles of water to inhabitants of the Sandy Ground area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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French firemen provide bottles of water to inhabitants of the Sandy Ground area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin

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French firemen provide bottles of water to inhabitants of the Sandy Ground area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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French firemen provide bottles of water to inhabitants of the Sandy Ground area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin

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A wrecked car remains on the road of Baie Nettle area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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A wrecked car remains on the road of Baie Nettle area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the

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French firemen provide bottles of water to inhabitants of the Sandy Ground area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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French firemen provide bottles of water to inhabitants of the Sandy Ground area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin

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A woman stands next to her home in the Baie Nettle area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman stands next to her home in the Baie Nettle area of Marigot, on September 10, 2017 on Saint-Martin island, devastated by Hurricane Irma. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to

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A family from Saint Martin check into a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged by Hurricane Irma, Saint Martin and Saint Barts escaped a further battering by Jose, which had “markedly less” of an impact on the two Caribbean islands than anticipated, France’s meteorological agency said on September 10. / AFP PHOTO / Helene Valenzuela (Photo credit should read HELENE VALENZUELA/AFP/Getty Images)

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A family from Saint Martin check into a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged by Hurricane Irma,

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A woman from Saint Martin rests in a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged by Hurricane Irma, Saint Martin and Saint Barts escaped a further battering by Jose, which had “markedly less” of an impact on the two Caribbean islands than anticipated, France’s meteorological agency said on September 10. / AFP PHOTO / Helene Valenzuela (Photo credit should read HELENE VALENZUELA/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman from Saint Martin rests in a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged by Hurricane Irma,

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A woman from Saint Martin pours water for her dog in a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged by Hurricane Irma, Saint Martin and Saint Barts escaped a further battering by Jose, which had “markedly less” of an impact on the two Caribbean islands than anticipated, France’s meteorological agency said on September 10. / AFP PHOTO / Helene Valenzuela (Photo credit should read HELENE VALENZUELA/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman from Saint Martin pours water for her dog in a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged by

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A family from Saint Martin checks into a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged by Hurricane Irma, Saint Martin and Saint Barts escaped a further battering by Jose, which had “markedly less” of an impact on the two Caribbean islands than anticipated, France’s meteorological agency said on September 10. / AFP PHOTO / Helene Valenzuela (Photo credit should read HELENE VALENZUELA/AFP/Getty Images)

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A family from Saint Martin checks into a shelter after being evacuated to Guadeloupe, the French Caribbean island, in Pointe-a-Pitre on September 10, 2017, after hurricane Irma passed. Ravaged by Hurricane

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This photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows a human chain of residents passing supplies provided by a dutch soldier, after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Dutch Caribbean St. Maarten, on Sept. 8, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island that is split between French and Dutch control. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP) less
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This photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry a resident surveys the damage done by the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Dutch Caribbean St. Maarten, on Sept. 8, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. Significant damage was reported on the island that is split between French and Dutch control. (Gerben Van Es/Dutch Defense Ministry via AP) less
This photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry a resident surveys the damage done by the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Dutch Caribbean St. Maarten, on Sept. 8, 2017. Irma cut a path of devastation across the … more


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A woman holding her baby registers to board a plane at Grand-Case Esperance airport to leave Saint-Martin, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman holding her baby registers to board a plane at Grand-Case Esperance airport to leave Saint-Martin, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma

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People wait to board a plane at Grand-Case Esperance airport to leave Saint-Martin, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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People wait to board a plane at Grand-Case Esperance airport to leave Saint-Martin, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the

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A mother comforts her child as they wait in front of Grand-Case Esperance airport entrance to leave Saint-Martin, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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A man walks on a beach where houses and palm trees have been damaged by Irma hurricane on September 10, 2017 in Orient Bay on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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A man walks on a beach where houses and palm trees have been damaged by Irma hurricane on September 10, 2017 in Orient Bay on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin. People on the islands of Saint Martin

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National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN) units of the French National Police wait on September 10, 2017 to leave Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport in Les Abymes, on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, to be deployed to the French Caribbean islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy after the passage of Hurricane Irma. Ravaged by Hurricane Irma, Saint Martin and Saint Barts escaped a further battering by Jose, which had “markedly less” of an impact on the two Caribbean islands than anticipated, France’s meteorological agency said on September 10. / AFP PHOTO / Helene Valenzuela (Photo credit should read HELENE VALENZUELA/AFP/Getty Images)

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National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN) units of the French National Police wait on September 10, 2017 to leave Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport in Les Abymes, on the French Caribbean island of

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Two men look for belongings in the rubbles of their restaurant on September 10, 2017 on a beach in Orient Bay on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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Two men look for belongings in the rubbles of their restaurant on September 10, 2017 on a beach in Orient Bay on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on

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A woman carries a container of water on a street on September 10, 2017 in Marigot on the island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman carries a container of water on a street on September 10, 2017 in Marigot on the island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts

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A man kisses his wife holding their baby as they board a plane at Grand-Case Esperance airport to leave Saint-Martin, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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A man kisses his wife holding their baby as they board a plane at Grand-Case Esperance airport to leave Saint-Martin, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated

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A soldier and a doctor escort a mother and her baby leaving Saint-Martin at Grand-Case Esperance airport, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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A soldier and a doctor escort a mother and her baby leaving Saint-Martin at Grand-Case Esperance airport, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma

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A man walks on a beach where houses and palm trees have been damaged by Irma hurricane on September 10, 2017 in Orient Bay on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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A man walks on a beach where houses and palm trees have been damaged by Irma hurricane on September 10, 2017 in Orient Bay on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin. People on the islands of Saint Martin

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People leaving Saint-Martin board a plane at Grand-Case Esperance airport, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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People leaving Saint-Martin board a plane at Grand-Case Esperance airport, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands

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A soldier escorts a family leaving Saint-Martin at Grand-Case Esperance airport, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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A soldier escorts a family leaving Saint-Martin at Grand-Case Esperance airport, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the

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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows wrecked cars at Orient Bay resort on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows wrecked cars at Orient Bay resort on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and

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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows a wrecked car at Orient Bay resort on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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People trying to leave Saint-Martin gather in front of Grand-Case Esperance airport entrance, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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People trying to leave Saint-Martin gather in front of Grand-Case Esperance airport entrance, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane.

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A French soldier tries to calm down people trying to leave Saint-Martin, on September 10, 2017 at Grand-Case Esperance airport on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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A French soldier tries to calm down people trying to leave Saint-Martin, on September 10, 2017 at Grand-Case Esperance airport on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma

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A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows destruction in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands left by Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys September 10, lashing the tropical island chain with fearsome wind gusts as it churns towards the US state’s west coast where a mass exodus has turned cities into ghost towns. At least 27 people have been killed since Irma began its march through the Caribbean, smashing through a string of islands from tiny Barbuda on Wednesday, to the tropical paradises of St Barts and St Martin, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Turks and Caicos. / AFP PHOTO / MOD / LPhoto Joel ROUSE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / CROWN COPYRIGHT 2017 / CPL Rob TRAVIS ” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS – NO ARCHIVE – TO BE USED WITHIN 2 DAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 (48 HOURS), EXCEPT FOR MAGAZINES WHICH CAN PRINT THE PICTURE WHEN FIRST REPORTING ON THE EVENT / LPHOTO JOEL ROUSE/AFP/Getty Images less
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A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows destruction in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands left by Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys September 10, lashing the tropical island chain with fearsome wind gusts as it churns towards the US state’s west coast where a mass exodus has turned cities into ghost towns. At least 27 people have been killed since Irma began its march through the Caribbean, smashing through a string of islands from tiny Barbuda on Wednesday, to the tropical paradises of St Barts and St Martin, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Turks and Caicos. / AFP PHOTO / MOD / LPhoto Joel ROUSE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / CROWN COPYRIGHT 2017 / CPL Rob TRAVIS ” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS – NO ARCHIVE – TO BE USED WITHIN 2 DAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 (48 HOURS), EXCEPT FOR MAGAZINES WHICH CAN PRINT THE PICTURE WHEN FIRST REPORTING ON THE EVENT / LPHOTO JOEL ROUSE/AFP/Getty Images less
A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows destruction in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands left by Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017. … more


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A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows Royal Marines from 40 Commando talking to a local resident in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands on September 10, 2017 amid the destruction left by Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys September 10, lashing the tropical island chain with fearsome wind gusts as it churns towards the US state’s west coast where a mass exodus has turned cities into ghost towns. At least 27 people have been killed since Irma began its march through the Caribbean, smashing through a string of islands from tiny Barbuda on Wednesday, to the tropical paradises of St Barts and St Martin, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Turks and Caicos. Alpha Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines have deployed as part of the Lead Commando Group (LCG) alongside attachments from the Army, Navy and RAF to provide humanitarian assistance to British Overseas Territories. / AFP PHOTO / MOD / LPhoto Joel ROUSE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / CROWN COPYRIGHT 2017 / LPhoto JOEL ROUSE ” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS – NO ARCHIVE – TO BE USED WITHIN 2 DAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 (48 HOURS), EXCEPT FOR MAGAZINES WHICH CAN PRINT THE PICTURE WHEN FIRST REPORTING ON THE EVENT / LPHOTO JOEL ROUSE/AFP/Getty Images less
A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows Royal Marines from 40 Commando talking to a local resident in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands on … more


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A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows destruction in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands left by Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys September 10, lashing the tropical island chain with fearsome wind gusts as it churns towards the US state’s west coast where a mass exodus has turned cities into ghost towns. At least 27 people have been killed since Irma began its march through the Caribbean, smashing through a string of islands from tiny Barbuda on Wednesday, to the tropical paradises of St Barts and St Martin, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Turks and Caicos. / AFP PHOTO / MOD / LPhoto Joel ROUSE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / CROWN COPYRIGHT 2017 / CPL Rob TRAVIS ” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS – NO ARCHIVE – TO BE USED WITHIN 2 DAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 (48 HOURS), EXCEPT FOR MAGAZINES WHICH CAN PRINT THE PICTURE WHEN FIRST REPORTING ON THE EVENT / LPHOTO JOEL ROUSE/AFP/Getty Images less
A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows destruction in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands left by Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017. … more


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A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows destruction in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands left by Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys September 10, lashing the tropical island chain with fearsome wind gusts as it churns towards the US state’s west coast where a mass exodus has turned cities into ghost towns. At least 27 people have been killed since Irma began its march through the Caribbean, smashing through a string of islands from tiny Barbuda on Wednesday, to the tropical paradises of St Barts and St Martin, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Turks and Caicos. / AFP PHOTO / MOD / LPhoto Joel ROUSE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / CROWN COPYRIGHT 2017 / CPL Rob TRAVIS ” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS – NO ARCHIVE – TO BE USED WITHIN 2 DAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 (48 HOURS), EXCEPT FOR MAGAZINES WHICH CAN PRINT THE PICTURE WHEN FIRST REPORTING ON THE EVENT / LPHOTO JOEL ROUSE/AFP/Getty Images less
A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows destruction in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands left by Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017. … more


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A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows Royal Marine Commandos from 40 Commando patrol with the local police in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, on September 9, 2017 before Hurricane Jose makes land fall on the islands. Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys September 10, lashing the tropical island chain with fearsome wind gusts as it churns towards the US state’s west coast where a mass exodus has turned cities into ghost towns. At least 27 people have been killed since Irma began its march through the Caribbean, smashing through a string of islands from tiny Barbuda on Wednesday, to the tropical paradises of St Barts and St Martin, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Turks and Caicos. Alpha Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines have deployed as part of the Lead Commando Group (LCG) alongside attachments from the Army, Navy and RAF to provide humanitarian assistance to British Overseas Territories. / AFP PHOTO / MOD / LPhoto Joel ROUSE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / CROWN COPYRIGHT 2017 / LPhoto JOEL ROUSE ” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS – NO ARCHIVE – TO BE USED WITHIN 2 DAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 (48 HOURS), EXCEPT FOR MAGAZINES WHICH CAN PRINT THE PICTURE WHEN FIRST REPORTING ON THE EVENT / LPHOTO JOEL ROUSE/AFP/Getty Images less
A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows Royal Marine Commandos from 40 Commando patrol with the local police in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, on … more


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CORRECTS DAY – This photo provided on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas’ Magens Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Irma scraped Cuba’s northern coast Friday on a course toward Florida, leaving in its wake a ravaged string of Caribbean resort islands strewn with splintered lumber, corrugated metal and broken concrete. (Caribbean Buzz Helicopters via AP) less
CORRECTS DAY – This photo provided on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas’ Magens Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Irma scraped Cuba’s northern coast Friday … more


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This Thursday, Sept. 8, 2017 photo shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in St. John’s Caneel Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Irma scraped Cuba’s northern coast Friday on a course toward Florida, leaving in its wake a ravaged string of Caribbean resort islands strewn with splintered lumber, corrugated metal and broken concrete. (Caribbean Buzz Helicopters via AP) less
This Thursday, Sept. 8, 2017 photo shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in St. John’s Caneel Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Irma scraped Cuba’s northern coast Friday on a course toward … more


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In this image made from video, motorists remove debris caused by Hurricane Irma from the road in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Hurricane Irma weakened slightly Thursday with sustained winds of 175 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm boasted 185 mph winds for a more than 24-hour period, making it the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. The storm was expected to arrive in Cuba by Friday. It could hit the Florida mainland by late Saturday, according to hurricane center models. (AP Photo/Ian Brown) less
In this image made from video, motorists remove debris caused by Hurricane Irma from the road in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Hurricane Irma weakened slightly Thursday with … more


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A rescue team from the local emergency management agency inspects flooded areas after the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The category 5 storm is expected to pass over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today, and make landfall in Florida by the weekend. (Photo by Jose Jimenez/Getty Images)

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A street is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The category 5 storm is expected to pass over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today, and make landfall in Florida by the weekend. (Photo by Jose Jimenez/Getty Images)

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A street is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The category 5 storm is expected to pass over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today, and make landfall

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A lone police car on patrol during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The category 5 storm is expected to pass over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today, and make landfall in Florida by the weekend. (Photo by Jose Jimenez/Getty Images)

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A lone police car on patrol during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The category 5 storm is expected to pass over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today, and make

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People leaving Saint-Martin board a plane at Grand-Case Esperance airport, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images less
People leaving Saint-Martin board a plane at Grand-Case Esperance airport, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands … more


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A man walks on a street on September 10, 2017 in Marigot on the island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images

A man walks on a street on September 10, 2017 in Marigot on the island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images


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People gather near a phone antenna as electricity and mobile phone networks were knocked out by Irma hurricane on September 10, 2017 in Marigot on the island of Saint-Martin. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images less
People gather near a phone antenna as electricity and mobile phone networks were knocked out by Irma hurricane on September 10, 2017 in Marigot on the island of Saint-Martin. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAUMARTIN … more


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A French soldier comforts a child waiting to board a plane at Grand-Case Esperance airport to leave Saint-Martin, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images less
A French soldier comforts a child waiting to board a plane at Grand-Case Esperance airport to leave Saint-Martin, on September 10, 2017 on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by … more


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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows wrecked cars at Orient Bay resort on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images less
A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows wrecked cars at Orient Bay resort on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and … more


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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows a wrecked car at Orient Bay resort on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts turn to the colossal task of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma laid waste to their infrastructure and shattered their lives. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images less
A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows a wrecked car at Orient Bay resort on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin after it was devastated by Irma hurricane. People on the islands of Saint Martin and … more


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A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows an RAF A400M being loaded in Barbados on September 9, 2017 before it flies Royal Marine Commandos from 40 Commando to the British Virgin Islands to provide disaster relief after Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys September 10, lashing the tropical island chain with fearsome wind gusts as it churns towards the US state’s west coast where a mass exodus has turned cities into ghost towns. At least 27 people have been killed since Irma began its march through the Caribbean, smashing through a string of islands from tiny Barbuda on Wednesday, to the tropical paradises of St Barts and St Martin, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Turks and Caicos. Alpha Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines have deployed as part of the Lead Commando Group (LCG) alongside attachments from the Army, Navy and RAF to provide humanitarian assistance to British Overseas Territories. / AFP PHOTO / MOD / LPhoto Joel ROUSE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / CROWN COPYRIGHT 2017 / LPhoto JOEL ROUSE ” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS – NO ARCHIVE – TO BE USED WITHIN 2 DAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 (48 HOURS), EXCEPT FOR MAGAZINES WHICH CAN PRINT THE PICTURE WHEN FIRST REPORTING ON THE EVENT / LPHOTO JOEL ROUSE/AFP/Getty Images less
A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows an RAF A400M being loaded in Barbados on September 9, 2017 before it flies Royal Marine Commandos from 40 Commando … more


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A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows military personnel unloading water and supplies in Bridgetown, Barbados on September 9, 2017 to provide disaster relief after Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands. Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys September 10, lashing the tropical island chain with fearsome wind gusts as it churns towards the US state’s west coast where a mass exodus has turned cities into ghost towns. At least 27 people have been killed since Irma began its march through the Caribbean, smashing through a string of islands from tiny Barbuda on Wednesday, to the tropical paradises of St Barts and St Martin, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Turks and Caicos. Alpha Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines have deployed as part of the Lead Commando Group (LCG) alongside attachments from the Army, Navy and RAF to provide humanitarian assistance to British Overseas Territories. / AFP PHOTO / MOD / CPL Jimmy WISE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / CROWN COPYRIGHT 2017 / CPL Jimmy WISE ” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS – NO ARCHIVE – TO BE USED WITHIN 2 DAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 (48 HOURS), EXCEPT FOR MAGAZINES WHICH CAN PRINT THE PICTURE WHEN FIRST REPORTING ON THE EVENT / CPL JIMMY WISE/AFP/Getty Images less
A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows military personnel unloading water and supplies in Bridgetown, Barbados on September 9, 2017 to provide disaster … more


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A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows a helicopter from RFA Mounts Bay delivering aid in Tortola, British Virgin Islands on September 9, 2017 during a relief operation following Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys September 10, lashing the tropical island chain with fearsome wind gusts as it churns towards the US state’s west coast where a mass exodus has turned cities into ghost towns. At least 27 people have been killed since Irma began its march through the Caribbean, smashing through a string of islands from tiny Barbuda on Wednesday, to the tropical paradises of St Barts and St Martin, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Turks and Caicos. / AFP PHOTO / MOD / – / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / CROWN COPYRIGHT 2017 ” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS – NO ARCHIVE – TO BE USED WITHIN 2 DAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 (48 HOURS), EXCEPT FOR MAGAZINES WHICH CAN PRINT THE PICTURE WHEN FIRST REPORTING ON THE EVENT / -/AFP/Getty Images less
A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows a helicopter from RFA Mounts Bay delivering aid in Tortola, British Virgin Islands on September 9, 2017 during a … more


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A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows personnel from RFA Mounts Bay delivering medical stores in Tortola, British Virgin Islands on September 9, 2017 during a relief operation following Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys September 10, lashing the tropical island chain with fearsome wind gusts as it churns towards the US state’s west coast where a mass exodus has turned cities into ghost towns. At least 27 people have been killed since Irma began its march through the Caribbean, smashing through a string of islands from tiny Barbuda on Wednesday, to the tropical paradises of St Barts and St Martin, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Turks and Caicos. / AFP PHOTO / MOD / – / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / CROWN COPYRIGHT 2017 ” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS – NO ARCHIVE – TO BE USED WITHIN 2 DAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 (48 HOURS), EXCEPT FOR MAGAZINES WHICH CAN PRINT THE PICTURE WHEN FIRST REPORTING ON THE EVENT / -/AFP/Getty Images less
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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A truck is seen on its side after being blown over as Hurricane Irma passed through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma, which first made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, has weakened to a Category 2 as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A truck is seen on its side after being blown over as Hurricane Irma passed through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma, which first made landfall in the Florida

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: People walk past a building where the roof was blown off by Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma, which first made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, has weakened to a Category 2 as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: People walk past a building where the roof was blown off by Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma, which first made landfall in the Florida Keys as a

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A fallen tree crashes atop a row of cars on September 10, 2017 Miami, Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma’s eyewall slammed into the lower Florida Keys, lashing the island chain with fearsome wind gusts, the US National Hurricane Center said. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve SANDBERG (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

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A fallen tree crashes atop a row of cars on September 10, 2017 Miami, Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma’s eyewall slammed into the lower Florida Keys, lashing the island chain with

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Staff and guests mop up and board the front door of a hotel after it blew open in Bonita Springs, Florida, northeast of Naples, on September 10, 2017 as Hurricane Irma hits Florida. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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Staff and guests mop up and board the front door of a hotel after it blew open in Bonita Springs, Florida, northeast of Naples, on September 10, 2017 as Hurricane Irma hits Florida. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Large waves produced by Hurricane Irma crash into the end of Anglins Fishing Pier September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The category 4 hurricane made landfall in the United States in the Florida Keys at 9:10 a.m. after raking across the north coast of Cuba. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX *** less
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Large waves produced by Hurricane Irma crash into the end of Anglins Fishing Pier September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The category 4 hurricane made landfall in … more


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A billboard is ripped apart by high winds along Interstate 95 Northbound as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Miami.

A billboard is ripped apart by high winds along Interstate 95 Northbound as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Miami.


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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A crane tower is seen after part of it collapsed from the winds of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A crane tower is seen after part of it collapsed from the winds of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: High winds split a large tree 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. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: High winds split a large tree in the Coral Beach neighborhood as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The

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Palm trees blow in the winds of hurricane Irma in Bonita Springs, Florida, northeast of Naples, on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early as it began pummeling Florida and threatening landfall within hours. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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Palm trees blow in the winds of hurricane Irma in Bonita Springs, Florida, northeast of Naples, on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early as it began pummeling Florida

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FORT MYERS, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Fernando Oropeza walks up the stairs after taking his dog Simon out for a walk at a hotel on September 10, 2017 in Fort Myers, Florida. With businesses closed, thousands in shelters and a mandatory evacuation in coastal communities, the Fort Myers area is preparing for a possibly catastrophic storm. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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FORT MYERS, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Fernando Oropeza walks up the stairs after taking his dog Simon out for a walk at a hotel on September 10, 2017 in Fort Myers, Florida. With businesses closed, thousands in

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PANACEA, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Cypress Rudloe waits to evacuate his last remaining nurse shark at the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, across the street from Dickerson Bay, ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma September 10, 2017 in Panacea, Florida. Gulf Specimen is a marine teaching lab and has evacuated two sharks and a loggerhead sea turtle to Atlanta. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

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PANACEA, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Cypress Rudloe waits to evacuate his last remaining nurse shark at the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, across the street from Dickerson Bay, ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma

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A guest reacts after staff and guests boarded up the front door of a hotel after it blew open in Bonita Springs, Florida, northeast of Naples, on September 10, 2017 as Hurricane Irma hits Florida. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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A guest reacts after staff and guests boarded up the front door of a hotel after it blew open in Bonita Springs, Florida, northeast of Naples, on September 10, 2017 as Hurricane Irma hits Florida. / AFP PHOTO /

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FORT MYERS, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Leo Figueroa and his son Leo Jr. (2) wait out Hurricane Irma in a hotel on September 10, 2017 in Fort Myers, Florida. With businesses closed, thousands in shelters and a mandatory evacuation in coastal communities, the Fort Myers area is preparing for a possibly catastrophic storm. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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FORT MYERS, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Leo Figueroa and his son Leo Jr. (2) wait out Hurricane Irma in a hotel on September 10, 2017 in Fort Myers, Florida. With businesses closed, thousands in shelters and a mandatory

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Boats ride out Hurricane Irma in a marina on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Boats ride out Hurricane Irma in a marina on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A car sits abandoned in storm surge along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard 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. less
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A car sits abandoned in storm surge along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, … more


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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A street sign is knocked over by high winds 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. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A street sign is knocked over by high winds in the Coral Beach neighborhood as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale,

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A flooded street is seen in the Brickell area of downtown as Hurricane Irma passes through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A flooded street is seen in the Brickell area of downtown as Hurricane Irma passes through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: 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. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: 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

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Boats ride out Hurricane Irma in a marina on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Boats ride out Hurricane Irma in a marina on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A car is seen in a flooded street as Hurricane Irma passes through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A car is seen in a flooded street as Hurricane Irma passes through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: People ride out Hurricane Irma in their apartments as it passes through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: People ride out Hurricane Irma in their apartments as it passes through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Boats ride out Hurricane Irma in a marina on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Boats ride out Hurricane Irma in a marina on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A car sits abandoned in storm surge along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The powerful made landfall in the United States in the Florida Keys at 9:10 a.m. after raking across the north coast of Cuba. less
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A car sits abandoned in storm surge along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, … more


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TAMPA, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Residents inspect the extreme receding water in Tampa Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. less
TAMPA, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Residents inspect the extreme receding water in Tampa Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a … more


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Staff and guests board up the front of a hotel after it blew open in Bonita Springs, Florida, northeast of Naples, on September 10, 2017 as Hurricane Irma hits Florida. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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Staff and guests board up the front of a hotel after it blew open in Bonita Springs, Florida, northeast of Naples, on September 10, 2017 as Hurricane Irma hits Florida. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo

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Storms clouds move in over the skyline of downtown Orlando, as Hurricane Irma makes its way up the Florida peninsula, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Storms clouds move in over the skyline of downtown Orlando, as Hurricane Irma makes its way up the Florida peninsula, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)


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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A car sits abandoned in storm surge along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard 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. less
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A car sits abandoned in storm surge along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, … more


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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A flooded street is seen in the Brickell area of downtown as Hurricane Irma passes through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A flooded street is seen in the Brickell area of downtown as Hurricane Irma passes through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as

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A car is parked on a flooded road as Hurricane Irma passes, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Surfside, Fla.

A car is parked on a flooded road as Hurricane Irma passes, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Surfside, Fla.


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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Youssef Ezzou, left, and Fadel Beznbachir, right, roam outside to check out the windy conditions as Hurricane Irma nears mainland, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Youssef Ezzou, left, and Fadel Beznbachir, right, roam outside to check out the windy conditions as Hurricane Irma nears mainland, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man makes an effort to move forward against heavy wind conditions as Hurricane Irma brings wind and rain to downtown Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man makes an effort to move forward against heavy wind conditions as Hurricane Irma brings wind and rain to downtown Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Damaged storefronts as the winds from the passing Hurricane Irma bears down the streets in downtown Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Damaged storefronts as the winds from the passing Hurricane Irma bears down the streets in downtown Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty

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A truck decorated with “Truck off Irma” rolls through town ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Johnny Milano/The New York Times)

A truck decorated with “Truck off Irma” rolls through town ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Johnny Milano/The New York Times)


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Trees are seen blown over in a parking lot as hurricane Irma moves through the area of Pembroke Pines, Florida on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early as it began pummeling Florida and threatening landfall within hours. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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Trees are seen blown over in a parking lot as hurricane Irma moves through the area of Pembroke Pines, Florida on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early as it began

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Heavy winds and rain from Hurricane Irma are seen in Miami, Florida on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma’s eyewall slammed into the lower Florida Keys, lashing the island chain with fearsome wind gusts, the US National Hurricane Center said. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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Heavy winds and rain from Hurricane Irma are seen in Miami, Florida on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma’s eyewall slammed into the lower Florida Keys, lashing the island chain with fearsome wind gusts, the US

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Trees are seen broken over a car as hurricane Irma moves through the area of Pembroke Pines, Florida on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early as it began pummeling Florida and threatening landfall within hours. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve SANDBERG (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

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Trees are seen broken over a car as hurricane Irma moves through the area of Pembroke Pines, Florida on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early as it began pummeling

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Trees are seen breaking near a balcony as hurricane Irma moves through the area of Pembroke Pines, Florida on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early as it began pummeling Florida and threatening landfall within hours. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve SANDBERG (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

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Trees are seen breaking near a balcony as hurricane Irma moves through the area of Pembroke Pines, Florida on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early as it began

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Trees are seen blown over in a parking lot as hurricane Irma moves through the area of Pembroke Pines, Florida on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early as it began pummeling Florida and threatening landfall within hours. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve SANDBERG (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

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Trees are seen blown over in a parking lot as hurricane Irma moves through the area of Pembroke Pines, Florida on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early as it began

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Albert Uribe, from left, Gabriel Ramirez, Gus Ramirez, wander outside to check out the windy situation as Hurricane Irma makes landfall, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Albert Uribe, from left, Gabriel Ramirez, Gus Ramirez, wander outside to check out the windy situation as Hurricane Irma makes landfall, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Damaged streets as the winds from the passing Hurricane Irma bears down the streets in downtown Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Damaged streets as the winds from the passing Hurricane Irma bears down the streets in downtown Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: The scene downtown as the wind pick up speeds for Hurricane Irma’s slow approach, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: The scene downtown as the wind pick up speeds for Hurricane Irma’s slow approach, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man stands firm against the wind by the Miami river as the water lever surges during the passing of Hurricane Irma in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man stands firm against the wind by the Miami river as the water lever surges during the passing of Hurricane Irma in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A television crew brave strong winds to report the weather as Hurricane Irma approaches, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A television crew brave strong winds to report the weather as Hurricane Irma approaches, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Youssef Ezzou, left, and Fadel Beznbachir, right, roam outside to check out the windy conditions as Hurricane Irma nears mainland, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Youssef Ezzou, left, and Fadel Beznbachir, right, roam outside to check out the windy conditions as Hurricane Irma nears mainland, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man makes an effort to move forward against heavy wind conditions as Hurricane Irma brings wind and rain to downtown Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man makes an effort to move forward against heavy wind conditions as Hurricane Irma brings wind and rain to downtown Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man and a woman runs to safety as the wind blows hard with the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man and a woman runs to safety as the wind blows hard with the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A TV reporter braces against the wind and walking towards safety, as Hurricane Irma approaches in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A TV reporter braces against the wind and walking towards safety, as Hurricane Irma approaches in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty

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Trees are seen blown over on a golf course as hurricane Irma moves through the area of Pembroke Pines, Florida on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early as it began pummeling Florida and threatening landfall within hours. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve SANDBERG (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

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Trees are seen blown over on a golf course as hurricane Irma moves through the area of Pembroke Pines, Florida on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early as it began

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man stands by the Miami river as the water lever surges during the passing of Hurricane Irma in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man stands by the Miami river as the water lever surges during the passing of Hurricane Irma in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty

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A couple walks down Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, Florida, on September 10, 2017, where the bay has receded ahead of expected storm surge from Hurricane Irma. Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early Sunday as it began pummeling Florida and threatening landfall within hours. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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A couple walks down Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, Florida, on September 10, 2017, where the bay has receded ahead of expected storm surge from Hurricane Irma. Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: The waves on the Miami river begin to surge as the wind picks up speed as Hurricane Irma slowly approaches, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: The waves on the Miami river begin to surge as the wind picks up speed as Hurricane Irma slowly approaches, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A woman sprints across a windy street as Hurricane Irma makes its way mainland, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A woman sprints across a windy street as Hurricane Irma makes its way mainland, in Miami, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2017. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


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Heavy winds and rain from Hurricane Irma are seen in Miami, Florida, September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma’s eyewall slammed into the lower Florida Keys, lashing the island chain with fearsome wind gusts, the US National Hurricane Center said. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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Heavy winds and rain from Hurricane Irma are seen in Miami, Florida, September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma’s eyewall slammed into the lower Florida Keys, lashing the island chain with fearsome wind gusts, the US

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Becky Blake, left, and Elysia Stobbe position recycling bins and garbage cans filled with sandbags in Stobbe’s driveway ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Neptune Beach, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Johnny Milano/The New York Times) less
Becky Blake, left, and Elysia Stobbe position recycling bins and garbage cans filled with sandbags in Stobbe’s driveway ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Neptune Beach, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Johnny … more


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Visitors are hit with high winds as they check out the shore ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Johnny Milano/The New York Times)

Visitors are hit with high winds as they check out the shore ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Johnny Milano/The New York Times)


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The entrance to the Magic Kingdom at Disney World is empty as the theme park was closed because of Hurricane Irma, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Other tourists attractions including Universal Studios and Sea World were also closed and planned to reopen Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Raoux) less
The entrance to the Magic Kingdom at Disney World is empty as the theme park was closed because of Hurricane Irma, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Other tourists attractions including … more


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Cyclists stop for a selfie on the shore ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Johnny Milano/The New York Times)

Cyclists stop for a selfie on the shore ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Johnny Milano/The New York Times)


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Visitors check out the shore ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Johnny Milano/The New York Times)

Visitors check out the shore ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Sept. 10, 2017. (Johnny Milano/The New York Times)


Photo: JOHNNY MILANO, NYT

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Large waves produced by Hurricane Irma crash into the end of Anglins Fishing Pier September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Category 4 hurricane made landfall in the United States in the Florida Keys at 9:10 a.m. after raking across the north coast of Cuba. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Large waves produced by Hurricane Irma crash into the end of Anglins Fishing Pier September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Category 4 hurricane made landfall in

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A tree is felled by winds produced by Hurricane Irma September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The category 4 hurricane made landfall in the United States in the Florida Keys at 9:10 a.m. after raking across the north coast of Cuba. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A tree is felled by winds produced by Hurricane Irma September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The category 4 hurricane made landfall in the United States in the

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The entrance to the Sea World of Orlando is closed because of Hurricane Irma approaching the central Florida area, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Other tourists attractions including Universal Studios and Disney World were also closed and planned to reopen Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Raoux) less
The entrance to the Sea World of Orlando is closed because of Hurricane Irma approaching the central Florida area, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Other tourists attractions including Universal Studios … more


Photo: John Raoux, Associated Press

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: People battle high winds and rain to take in the sights along the Miami River which is flooding as Hurricane Irma passes through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. less
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: People battle high winds and rain to take in the sights along the Miami River which is flooding as Hurricane Irma passes through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane … more


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Waves crash over a seawall at the mouth of the Miami River from Biscayne Bay, Fla., as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Waves crash over a seawall at the mouth of the Miami River from Biscayne Bay, Fla., as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)


Photo: Chris O’Meara, Associated Press

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man walks through the street as high winds and rain from Hurricane Irma arrive on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man walks through the street as high winds and rain from Hurricane Irma arrive on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A dolphin statue at the Anglins Fishing Pier lies toppled by Hurricane Irma September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Category 4 hurricane made landfall in the United States in the Florida Keys at 9:10 a.m. after raking across the north coast of Cuba. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A dolphin statue at the Anglins Fishing Pier lies toppled by Hurricane Irma September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Category 4 hurricane made landfall in the

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A U.S. flag is tattered by winds produced by Hurricane Irma September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The category 4 hurricane made landfall in the United States in the Florida Keys at 9:10 a.m. after raking across the north coast of Cuba. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A U.S. flag is tattered by winds produced by Hurricane Irma September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The category 4 hurricane made landfall in the United States in

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Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A tree is felled by winds produced by Hurricane Irma September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The category 4 hurricane made landfall in the United States in the Florida Keys at 9:10 a.m. after raking across the north coast of Cuba. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A tree is felled by winds produced by Hurricane Irma September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The category 4 hurricane made landfall in the United States in the

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Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A crane tower is seen after part of it collapsed from the winds of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A crane tower is seen after part of it collapsed from the winds of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Large waves produced by Hurricane Irma crash into the end of Anglins Fishing Pier September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The category 4 hurricane made landfall in the United States in the Florida Keys at 9:10 a.m. after raking across the north coast of Cuba. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Large waves produced by Hurricane Irma crash into the end of Anglins Fishing Pier September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The category 4 hurricane made landfall in

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Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Two women walk their dog and take a moment to look at the receding water on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, Florida, on September 10, 2017, where residents are fleeing the evacuation zones ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landfall. Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early Sunday as it began pummeling Florida and threatening landfall within hours. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images less
Two women walk their dog and take a moment to look at the receding water on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, Florida, on September 10, 2017, where residents are fleeing the evacuation zones ahead of Hurricane … more


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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man takes shelter in a doorway from the high winds and rain of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man takes shelter in a doorway from the high winds and rain of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: An awning is torn from a building from the high winds of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: An awning is torn from a building from the high winds of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Palm trees are blown around in the high winds from Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Palm trees are blown around in the high winds from Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Boats ride out Hurricane Irma in a marina on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Boats ride out Hurricane Irma in a marina on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state

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TAMPA, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: The few motorists remaining on the roads pass empty fuel pumps at a closed gas station ahead of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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TAMPA, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: The few motorists remaining on the roads pass empty fuel pumps at a closed gas station ahead of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall

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TAMPA, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Military equipment sits in the parking lot at Raymond James stadium ahead of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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TAMPA, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Military equipment sits in the parking lot at Raymond James stadium ahead of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as

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TAMPA, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: With the sky darkening and the wind picking up, two men hide from the rain at a bus stop as they debate flagging down a police officer to ask for a ride to a shelter ahead of Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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TAMPA, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: With the sky darkening and the wind picking up, two men hide from the rain at a bus stop as they debate flagging down a police officer to ask for a ride to a shelter ahead of

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BONITA SPRINGS, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Rain and wind sweep over empty roads as Hurricane Irma arrives into southwest Florida on September 10, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida. With businesses closed, thousands in shelters and a mandatory evacuation in coastal communities, the Fort Myers area is preparing for a possibly catastrophic storm. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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BONITA SPRINGS, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Rain and wind sweep over empty roads as Hurricane Irma arrives into southwest Florida on September 10, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida. With businesses closed, thousands in

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BONITA SPRINGS, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man rides a motorcycle through the wind and rain as Hurricane Irma arrives into southwest Florida on September 10, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida. With businesses closed, thousands in shelters and a mandatory evacuation in coastal communities, the Fort Myers area is preparing for a possibly catastrophic storm. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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BONITA SPRINGS, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A man rides a motorcycle through the wind and rain as Hurricane Irma arrives into southwest Florida on September 10, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida. With businesses closed,

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BONITA SPRINGS, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Rain and wind sweep over empty roads as Hurricane Irma arrives into southwest Florida on September 10, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida. With businesses closed, thousands in shelters and a mandatory evacuation in coastal communities, the Fort Myers area is preparing for a possibly catastrophic storm. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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BONITA SPRINGS, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Rain and wind sweep over empty roads as Hurricane Irma arrives into southwest Florida on September 10, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida. With businesses closed, thousands in

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Hurrican Irma hits a neighborhood in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on Sunday. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Andrew Innerarity.

Hurrican Irma hits a neighborhood in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on Sunday. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Andrew Innerarity.


Photo: Andrew Innerarity, For The Washington Post

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: High winds blow through Brickell Avenue as Hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: High winds blow through Brickell Avenue as Hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A tree is seen toppled onto a pickup truck after being knocked down by the high winds as Hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A tree is seen toppled onto a pickup truck after being knocked down by the high winds as Hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Ocean water churns as Hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Ocean water churns as Hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: People take shelter from the high winds and rain as Hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: People take shelter from the high winds and rain as Hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Trees and branches are seen after being knocked down by the high winds as hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Trees and branches are seen after being knocked down by the high winds as hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida

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A planter is blown over from the effects of Hurricane Irma outside a business in Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A planter is blown over from the effects of Hurricane Irma outside a business in Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


Photo: Wilfredo Lee, Associated Press

Debris fills the tree-lined streets of a residential area, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Debris fills the tree-lined streets of a residential area, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)


Photo: Chris O’Meara, Associated Press

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Trees and branches are seen after being knocked down by the high winds as hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the Hurricane which will come ashore at category 4. less
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Trees and branches are seen after being knocked down by the high winds as hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the Hurricane … more


Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Trees and branches are seen after being knocked down by the high winds as hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the Hurricane which will come ashore at category 4. less
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Trees and branches are seen after being knocked down by the high winds as hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the Hurricane … more


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A news crew sets up to film increasing winds and surf in advance of Hurricane Irma, in Sanibel Island, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Irma as turned towards the West coast of Florida and may give the Tampa area its first direct hit from a major hurricane in nearly a century. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) less
A news crew sets up to film increasing winds and surf in advance of Hurricane Irma, in Sanibel Island, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Irma as turned towards the West coast of Florida and may give the Tampa area … more


Photo: Gerald Herbert, Associated Press

High winds and torrential rains mark the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami, Fla., on Sunday morning, Sept. 10, 2017. (Kevin Hagen/The New York Times)

High winds and torrential rains mark the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami, Fla., on Sunday morning, Sept. 10, 2017. (Kevin Hagen/The New York Times)


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High winds and torrential rains mark the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami, Fla., on Sunday morning, Sept. 10, 2017. (Kevin Hagen/The New York Times)

High winds and torrential rains mark the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Miami, Fla., on Sunday morning, Sept. 10, 2017. (Kevin Hagen/The New York Times)


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Fort Myers is seen as surf and winds begin to kick up in advance of Hurricane Irma, in Sanibel Island, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Irma as turned towards the West coast of Florida and may give the Tampa area its first direct hit from a major hurricane in nearly a century. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) less
Fort Myers is seen as surf and winds begin to kick up in advance of Hurricane Irma, in Sanibel Island, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Irma as turned towards the West coast of Florida and may give the Tampa area … more


Photo: Gerald Herbert, Associated Press

A beachgoer runs off the beach as the early effects of Hurricane Irma pick up in Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A beachgoer runs off the beach as the early effects of Hurricane Irma pick up in Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


Photo: Wilfredo Lee, Associated Press

Keith Gahagan takes a photo of the early effects of Hurricane Irma in Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Gahagan plans on riding out the storm in Naples but on higher ground further inland. (AP Photo/David Goldman) less
Keith Gahagan takes a photo of the early effects of Hurricane Irma in Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Gahagan plans on riding out the storm in Naples but on higher ground further inland. (AP Photo/David … more


Photo: David Goldman, Associated Press

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: People walk through the street as high winds and rain from hurricane Irma arrive on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the Hurricane which will come ashore at category 4. less
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: People walk through the street as high winds and rain from hurricane Irma arrive on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the Hurricane which will come … more


Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Debris blown around by high winds is seen in the street as hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the Hurricane which will come ashore at category 4. less
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Debris blown around by high winds is seen in the street as hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the Hurricane which will come … more


Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Jonvi Delsol checks out what is happening on her street as high winds and rain from hurricane Irma arrive on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the Hurricane which will come ashore at category 4. less
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Jonvi Delsol checks out what is happening on her street as high winds and rain from hurricane Irma arrive on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the … more


Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Debris blown around by high winds is seen in the street as hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the Hurricane which will come ashore at category 4. less
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Debris blown around by high winds is seen in the street as hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the Hurricane which will come … more


Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Trees and branches are seen after being knocked down by the high winds as hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the Hurricane which will come ashore at category 4. less
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Trees and branches are seen after being knocked down by the high winds as hurricane Irma arrives on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the Hurricane … more


Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Greg Murphy, who is homeless, changes his shirt as he rides out the early effects of Hurricane Irma on a bench in the business district in Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Murphy says he plans on escaping to higher ground in a nearby parking garage if a storm surge brings rising waters. (AP Photo/David Goldman) less
Greg Murphy, who is homeless, changes his shirt as he rides out the early effects of Hurricane Irma on a bench in the business district in Naples, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Murphy says he plans on escaping … more


Photo: David Goldman, Associated Press

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Wind and rain from Hurricane Irma blows through the streets on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida is in the path of the Hurricane which may come ashore at category 4.

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Wind and rain from Hurricane Irma blows through the streets on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida is in the path of the Hurricane which may come ashore at category 4.


Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Matthew Hale looks out on the wind and rain as Hurricane Irma arrives in South Florida on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida is in the path of the Hurricane which may come ashore at category 4. less
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Matthew Hale looks out on the wind and rain as Hurricane Irma arrives in South Florida on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida is in the path of the Hurricane which may come … more


Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images

A Key West resident watches as waves crash onto a seawall in Key West, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Hurricane Irma is approaching the Florida Keys with many residents refusing to be evacuated. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

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A Key West resident watches as waves crash onto a seawall in Key West, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Hurricane Irma is approaching the Florida Keys with many residents refusing to be evacuated. (Charles

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Photo: Charles Trainor Jr./TNS

A sailboat crashes on the shore near Mallory Square as the effects of Hurricane Irma move into the Florida Straits on Key West, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

A sailboat crashes on the shore near Mallory Square as the effects of Hurricane Irma move into the Florida Straits on Key West, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)


Photo: Charles Trainor Jr./TNS

The remains of the destroyed home of Melissa Rivera and Jorge Tavera in Loiza, P.R., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Days after Hurricane Irma struck the Caribbean, the islands are bracing for Hurricane Jose. (Erika P. Rodriguez/The New York Times) less
The remains of the destroyed home of Melissa Rivera and Jorge Tavera in Loiza, P.R., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Days after Hurricane Irma struck the Caribbean, the islands are bracing for Hurricane Jose. … more


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A lone cyclist rides along deserted Duval Street in Key West, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Hurricane Irma is approaching the Florida Keys and some residents refused to be evacuated. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

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A lone cyclist rides along deserted Duval Street in Key West, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Hurricane Irma is approaching the Florida Keys and some residents refused to be evacuated. (Charles Trainor

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Photo: Charles Trainor Jr./TNS

FT LAUDERDALE – SEPTEMBER 9: Davis Bohl helps his wife Cathi off this oversized chair in Ft Lauderdale, FL, September 9, 2017 as Hurricane Irma arrives in the area.(Photo by Andrew Innerarity/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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FT LAUDERDALE – SEPTEMBER 9: Davis Bohl helps his wife Cathi off this oversized chair in Ft Lauderdale, FL, September 9, 2017 as Hurricane Irma arrives in the area.(Photo by Andrew Innerarity/For The

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HOLLYWOOD BEACH, FL – SEPTEMBER 9: A lone swimmer braves the waves as Hurricane Irma approaches the Florida coast on September 9, 2017 in Hollywood Beach, Fl. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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HOLLYWOOD BEACH, FL – SEPTEMBER 9: A lone swimmer braves the waves as Hurricane Irma approaches the Florida coast on September 9, 2017 in Hollywood Beach, Fl. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via

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Key West resident Pedro Lara takes selfie in front of the Southernmost Point in the USA monument as waves from Hurrican Irma crash over the wall on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Some residents refused to evacuate as Hurricane Iram approaches the Florida Keys. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

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Key West resident Pedro Lara takes selfie in front of the Southernmost Point in the USA monument as waves from Hurrican Irma crash over the wall on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Some residents refused to evacuate as

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Photo: Charles Trainor Jr./TNS

MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Jonvi Delsol checks out what is happening on her street as high winds and rain from hurricane Irma arrive on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the Hurricane which will come ashore at category 4. less
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: Jonvi Delsol checks out what is happening on her street as high winds and rain from hurricane Irma arrive on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Florida will take a hit by the … more


Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Heavy winds and rain from Hurricane Irma are seen in Miami, Florida, on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early Sunday as it began pummeling Florida and threatening landfall within hours. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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Heavy winds and rain from Hurricane Irma are seen in Miami, Florida, on September 10, 2017. Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm early Sunday as it began pummeling Florida and threatening

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HOLLYWOOD – SEPTEMBER 9: Visitors are seen on the beach in Hollywood, FL, a city just north of Miami September 9, 2017 as the earliest effects of Hurricane Irma arrive in the area weekend.(Photo by Andrew Innerarity/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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HOLLYWOOD – SEPTEMBER 9: Visitors are seen on the beach in Hollywood, FL, a city just north of Miami September 9, 2017 as the earliest effects of Hurricane Irma arrive in the area weekend.(Photo by Andrew

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Waves crash against the Southernmost Point in Key West, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Hurricane Irma’s leading edge bent palm trees and spit rain as the storm swirled toward Florida on Saturday. (Rob O’Neal/The Key West Citizen via AP)

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Waves crash against the Southernmost Point in Key West, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Hurricane Irma’s leading edge bent palm trees and spit rain as the storm swirled toward Florida on Saturday. (Rob

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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A person walks through a flooded street in the Brickell area of downtown as Hurricane Irma passes through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm on Sunday, lashing the state with 130 mph winds as it moves up the coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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In Irma prep, GasBuddy downloads increased 10x, nuclear reactors stayed online

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Before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Key West, FL on Sunday morning, Floridians hustled to make final preparations in case the storm severed the critical transportation, communication, and power lines that keep modern life humming. That sent much of the state driving to gas stations to top off tanks in the event an escape was required. But many stations couldn’t meet the sudden demand, so fuel shortages and miles-long lines fast became a reality.

Enter GasBuddy, an app that crowd-sources gas prices for bargain hunters. The app helped locals search for well-stocked gas stations in the days leading up to Irma, earning an endorsement from Florida Governor Rick Scott last week. On Thursday it was downloaded 350,000 times, up from the app’s usual 30,000 installations, according to the Wall Street Journal.

GasBuddy even sent two of its gas analysts to Florida’s state capitol to help lawmakers there figure out where to direct relief gas supplies. The company, which was founded in 2000, has previous experience disseminating information during crises like superstorm Sandy in 2012, and recently Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Of course, the data that GasBuddy has is only as good as the information it gets from its users. The Boston-based company says it has nearly 70 million downloads throughout the US, Canada, and Australia, and regularly sees 3 million updates each day. According to the WSJ, the number of daily gas reports from app users has increased in anticipation of Irma, but GasBuddy wouldn’t say by how much. The company tries to verify data by discarding reports that come from too far away from the gas station in question.

On Thursday, GasBuddy called on large chain gas stations in Florida to update their own statuses through the service, so locals would have a better sense of whether the stations still had fuel and power. The app also rolled out a diesel-tracking function as well, which may prove helpful to emergency transport vehicles.

As of 12:45pm ET, GasBuddy was reporting that 63 percent of gas stations in Miami/Fort Lauderdale were out of gas, 64 percent lacked gas in Gainesville, and 60 percent were gas-less in Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg.

Power woes

A general view of the Turkey Point Nuclear Reactor Building in Homestead, Florida May 18, 2017.
Enlarge / A general view of the Turkey Point Nuclear Reactor Building in Homestead, Florida May 18, 2017.

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As Florida residents hunker down, their electrical grid will be tested by wind, rain, and flying debris. As of 2:45pm ET, 85 percent of Monroe County, at the most southern tip of Florida, was experiencing power outages (PDF). The percentage of residents and businesses without power held at 73 percent in populated Miami-Dade County, and at 61 percent in Broward County, home to Ft. Lauderdale.

But the westward direction of Irma on Saturday convinced Florida Light and Power (FLP) officials that they didn’t need to take all four of the state’s nuclear reactors offline. FLP announced yesterday that it would only take one reactor of the two at Turkey Point offline, and leave the St. Lucie nuclear plant up and running.

A Saturday afternoon statement from FLP noted, “Beginning early Saturday morning, we conservatively and safely shut down one of Turkey Point’s two nuclear reactors. As Irma’s path changed, the decision was made to leave the second reactor online, as hurricane force winds were no longer expected at the site. We will adjust this plan, if needed, subject to weather conditions.”

The statement added, “At this time, it is not expected that the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant will shut down as a result of Irma, though we will closely monitor the changing weather conditions.”

The utility originally planned to take all four nuclear plants offline due to hurricane conditions. Although nuclear generators can shut down at a moment’s notice, grid failure would stress Florida’s 40-year-old systems unnecessarily. Turkey Point bared the brunt of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 without structural damage to the reactors, but that hurricane ultimately caused $90 million worth of auxiliary damage.

Hurricane Irma: How SpaceX Got Its Rockets Ready

As of noon Saturday, Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station were completely evacuated in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, according to an Air Force news release.

Despite the record-breaking storm’s rapid trajectory towards the Florida coast earlier this week, SpaceX and the U.S. Air Force still decided to move ahead with the planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the mysterious X-37B spaceplane back into orbit. The unmanned space plane is a reusable space craft, and the Air Force has been generally tight-lipped on what exactly its doing up there in the sky, but this was the Falcon 9’s first launch carrying an X-37B.

Following the launch, the Falcon 9 rocket landed safely down at Cape Canaveral, and was recovered and secured by SpaceX personnel.

Immediately following the launch of the Falcon 9, SpaceX and their Air Force partners began securing the launch pads and facilities of Cape Canaveral, which sits near the middle of the Florida coast. According to a SpaceX press release regarding Hurricane Irma prep, wing personnel assigned to SpaceX’s hurricane response teams — which is about 215 people — and their crisis action teams will be riding out the storm in designated safe buildings. They will be tasked with assessing the damage of the storm and making an educated decision about when it will be safe to resume work at SpaceX. “We have a professional team with the right knowledge and expertise to execute what is necessary to ensure the safety of our people, our bases and our assets,” the release reads.

The Air Force said it will also have several hurricane ride-out teams remaining around the region. They are tasked with keeping the bases and all their assets secure, as well as assisting with reconnaissance around the area following the storm. The 45th Space Wing says they plan on keeping lines of communication open throughout Hurricane Irma and following it as recovery begins.

You can follow storm updates from Cape Canaveral and Patrick Air Force Base via their Facebook](https://www.inverse.com/topic/facebook) page, or by texting “follow 45SWAlert” to 40404.

As of Saturday afternoon, it was predicted that the storm will make its way from the Florida Keys up the coast towards Tampa. Winds could be higher than 100 mph could rip through regularly populated areas of Florida’s west coast, with flooding of up to fifteen feet on dry land.

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Tesla issues software update to help owners flee Hurricane Irma by increasing battery range

Tesla has issued a surprise over the air software update to Model S/X 60(D) owners living within Florida’s Hurricane Irma evacuation zone. Model S/X 60(D) vehicles with a 75 kWh battery pack that were previously software limited to 210 miles of driving range per single charge were automatically upgraded to 249 miles, and given temporary access to the full range capacity of the battery.

The update is seen as a gesture of good will by Tesla to help its drivers flee southern Florida as the state prepares for the most powerful Atlantic storm to hit its shores in nearly a decade.

Reports of Tesla Model S 60 owners living in the path of Hurricane Irma who received a sudden increase in battery range first surfaced on Reddit. “I’m in South Florida and I own a MS60. I just checked my app and look what it says. I’ve never been higher that 215 miles. Did Tesla do this for evacuations?” asked Redditor Ludachris9000.

Similar reports soon followed across the Tesla Motors Club, with one Tesla owner confirming that the battery range upgrade was issued to all Tesla owners with an upgradeable 60 kWh battery, and living in Hurricane Irma’s evacuation zone in Florida, to 75 kWh. The update adds another 40 miles of driving range.

“I verified it was released to any 60s in the evacuation zones. I was told it will be removed on September 16.” said CMPSL.

Teslarati reached out to Tesla for confirmation after hearing wide reports of similar stories being reported by owners. A Tesla spokesperson confirms that an over-the-air software update was in fact issued to increase driving range for owners that may be impacted by Hurricane Irma.

As nearly 5.6 million people or more than one quarter of the state’s population has been asked to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma making landfall, long lines at gas stations have put more stress on fuel supply than previous storms of the past, leaving many stations empty and drivers stranded. The hoarding of gasoline has prompted Governor Rick Scott to ask evacuees to take only as much gas as needed.

 

Tesla issues software update to help owners flee Hurricane Irma by increasing battery range

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