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Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 hurricane, caused catastrophic damage in the Caribbean before moving northwest and making landfall in Florida on September 10, 2017, as a Category 4 hurricane. Wind damage compromised power lines, and a storm surge caused extensive flooding, primarily along the coast. Irma affected the entire state of Florida; 7 million residents were evacuated and 6.7 million utility customers lost power. As Irma traveled inland, it weakened to a tropical depression; despite this weakening, 75,000 customers in North Carolina and more than 900,000 customers in Georgia experienced storm-related power losses.

Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: 180 mph

Fatalities: 69

Damage: $290 Billion 

Saffir-Simpson Rating: Category 5

Central Pressure: 914 Millibars  

Wind Field: 400 Miles

Response: Marco Island / Goodland / Isles of Capri / Naples / Everglades City

Copeland / Plantation Island / Ochopee / Chokoloskee / Florida Keys

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