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Hurricane Special: Looking back at Hurricane Irma

Posted at 8:36 AM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 09:17:50-04

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. — September 10th, 2017 Hurricane Irma made its seventh and final landfall as a Category 3 hurricane near Marco Island with sustained winds of 115mph.

The storm weakened to a Category 2 over Bonita Springs and later passed over Tampa as a Category 1

Irma was the first major hurricane to make landfall in Florida since Wilma in 2005.

In Collier County, at least nearly 100 buildings were destroyed, and 1,500 were severely damaged.

Over 6 million Florida residents evacuated from the storm, the largest evacuation in our state's history.

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