"Hurricane Irma was a Category 5 storm when it crashed through the Caribbean, leaving at least 36 people dead in its wake before moving on to Florida.
"The storm carved out a path of devastation, leaving a trail of extensive damage in small islands like St. Martin/St. Maarten, the twin-island state of Antigua and Barbuda, the British territories of Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and the US Virgin Islands." - Eliza Mackintosh, Donie O'Sullivan/ CNN (9-2-17)
"Irma has finally relinquished its grip, but the storm that tore a massively destructive and deadly path from the small Caribbean island of Barbuda to Florida, South Carolina and Georgia continues to exact a staggering toll.
The storm is responsible for the deaths of least 67 people in the Caribbean and the Southeast, with 31 of those originating in battered Florida, Georgia and South Carolina." - Pam Wright/ Hurricane News/ The Weather Channel (9/13/17)
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