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Storm surge from Hurricane Irma a major risk for South Florida

As Hurricane Irma’s eye wall began brushing the Florida Keys as dawn broke on Sunday, South Floridians were waking up to an unwelcoming reality: a high risk of dangerous storm surge. While escaping the brunt of Hurricane Irma, parts of the Miami area could experience a storm surge of five to 10 feet above sea level.

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Joey Flechas

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Joey Flechas covers Aventura, Miami Beach and the beaches. A Tampa native and University of Florida graduate, he joined the Miami Herald in April 2013 after a stint at The Gainesville Sun.


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Hurricane Irma: Miami Beach's Collins Avenue is inundated by rising waters 0:19

Hurricane Irma: Miami Beach's Collins Avenue is inundated by rising waters

Family trapped in house by floods in Puerto Rico 1:23

Family trapped in house by floods in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria nears Turks and Caicos Islands 1:11

Hurricane Maria nears Turks and Caicos Islands

'We are working. Not the government; we are.' Puerto Rico cleans up after Hurricane Maria 1:31

'We are working. Not the government; we are.' Puerto Rico cleans up after Hurricane Maria

Coast Guard, British Royal Navy locate vessel near Vieques after Maria, rescue three 2:47

Coast Guard, British Royal Navy locate vessel near Vieques after Maria, rescue three

Frida the dog is among the heroes saving lives after the Mexico earthquakes 1:25

Frida the dog is among the heroes saving lives after the Mexico earthquakes

Central Florida sinkhole swallows home 0:29

Central Florida sinkhole swallows home

FPL works to restore power to parts of Coral Gables 0:37

FPL works to restore power to parts of Coral Gables

Clean up crews hit the streets in Virginia Gardens after Hurricane Irma 1:26

Clean up crews hit the streets in Virginia Gardens after Hurricane Irma

Miami Dolphins' Ndamukong Suh talks about Timmons, being named team captain 3:45

Miami Dolphins' Ndamukong Suh talks about Timmons, being named team captain

City of Miami Beach employees help clean up the parks

About 150 city employees reported to work after a harrowing hurricane weekend, some equipped with their own yard tools, to help clean up the Beach’s public spaces after Irma flooded streets and knocked power lines from poles across the island.
David Santiago Miami Herald
City of Miami Beach employees help clean up the parks 1:23

City of Miami Beach employees help clean up the parks

Six-foot python found and captured on Lincoln Road 0:38

Six-foot python found and captured on Lincoln Road

Water floods out from manhole cover outside South Beach hotel 0:32

Water floods out from manhole cover outside South Beach hotel

Concerns arise over Miami Beach cat colony 1:57

Concerns arise over Miami Beach cat colony

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