A depiction of Hurricane Irma shows hurricane-force wind gusts extending from the center of the storm. Areas in yellow and orange represent gusts over 74 mph.
A depiction of Hurricane Irma shows hurricane-force wind gusts extending from the center of the storm. Areas in yellow and orange represent gusts over 74 mph. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
A depiction of Hurricane Irma shows hurricane-force wind gusts extending from the center of the storm. Areas in yellow and orange represent gusts over 74 mph. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Miami-Dade (at least part of it) felt Irma’s sustained hurricane winds after all

September 22, 2017 01:01 PM

UPDATED September 22, 2017 05:27 PM

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