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

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    Workers from an organization called Mountain Point provide drug-users with packets of clean syringes, mounds of antibacterial wipes and rolls of gauze from a dwindling supply. Their goal in the wake of the storm is to keep opioid users in Puerto Rico free from deadly diseases they could get from injecting drugs.