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Thousands without power after Irma sweeps by North Carolina

AL Irma forecast Eastern parts of Alabama could get a few inches of rain from Irma. This is the rainfall forecast for the next five days
Orlondo Matamoros | Setiembre 13, 2017, 15:28

Irma generated the most Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) - a measure that takes into account hurricane intensity, size, and duration - of any cyclone on record in the tropical Atlantic.

More than two million people were also left without power across the state, which is home to President Trump's famous resort, Mar-a-Lago, located in Palm Beach on the east side of the state.

Sutta also tweeted images from several mobile park homes in the Keys, showing homes that were overturned and destroyed by the storm.

Florida Hospital Orlando's outpatient pharmacy filled three times as many prescriptions during the Hurricane Irma weekend as it does on regular weekends. "In addition to the cloud structures, this band can help identify power outages", writes Scott Lindstrom in the satellite blog of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies.

He says Tennessee and Kentucky, both targets as Irma moves to the U.S. interior, could experience inland flooding. Two were moved to temporary housing and two chose to stay in a hotel, Stensland said.

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The National Hurricane Center has a page updating every few hours with the latest watches and warnings for Jose.

A tree is seen after being toppled by strong wind after Hurricane Irma swept through the area, in Miami, Florida, the United States, on Sept. 11, 2017.

Now Hurricane Jose looks to make a U-turn in the Atlantic causing fears it will come close to the south east coast.

But behind Irma was a trail of destruction.

The Keys are linked by 42 bridges that have to be checked for safety before motorists can be allowed in, officials said. It killed at least 35 people as it tore through islands in the Caribbean last week. The county's emergency management director, Bryan Koon, is calling the storm a possible "humanitarian crisis". After all, we're in peak hurricane season, where the ocean temperatures are as warm as they get for the entire year. It is even visible from the International Space Station.