Miami Beach Police patrolling next fallen palm tree at South Pointe Park on Miami Beach as the outer bands of Hurricane Irma reached South Florida early Saturday morning, Sept. 9, 2017.
Miami Beach Police patrolling next fallen palm tree at South Pointe Park on Miami Beach as the outer bands of Hurricane Irma reached South Florida early Saturday morning, Sept. 9, 2017. David Santiago dsantiago@elnuevoherald.com
Miami Beach Police patrolling next fallen palm tree at South Pointe Park on Miami Beach as the outer bands of Hurricane Irma reached South Florida early Saturday morning, Sept. 9, 2017. David Santiago dsantiago@elnuevoherald.com

Hurricane Irma keeps police and paramedics off the roads

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