A Key West resident rides past waves crashing onto a seawall in Key West as Irma nears the Lower Keys Friday.
A Key West resident rides past waves crashing onto a seawall in Key West as Irma nears the Lower Keys Friday. CHARLES TRAINOR JR ctrainor@miamiherald.com
A Key West resident rides past waves crashing onto a seawall in Key West as Irma nears the Lower Keys Friday. CHARLES TRAINOR JR ctrainor@miamiherald.com

What Hurricane Irma is doing right now

September 09, 2017 03:49 PM

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