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Hurricane Irma touches extreme south Florida

Ⓒ AFP – Gaston De Cardenas – | Hurricane arrives in Islamorada, Florida September 9, 2017

Hurricane Irma hit the island of Key West in extreme south Florida on Sunday morning with winds of 215 km / h, the US Central Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The wall of the hurricane’s eye – where the winds are strongest – touched the southern tip of the Keys archipelago, the NHC said in a statement at 11:00 GMT. Irma, which has grown in the night in category 4, is slowly moving to the west coast of mainland Florida at 15 km / h.

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