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Effects of hurricane «Irma» in the United States: at least 10 dead, 6.5 million people without electricity

As of 12 September, the US authorities confirmed the death of at least 10 people as a result of hurricane «Irma». The tragic consequences of the hurricane came from the States of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, where he currently introduced a state of emergency, according to ABC News.

— Hurricane «Irma» is raging on the coast of the United States. Photos

Currently, about 6.5 million Americans caught in the hurricane, lack access to electricity.

11 September hurricane «Irma» weakened to the 1st category of danger and after displacement to the North of Florida is classified as a tropical storm.

The hurricane was accompanied by heavy rains and flooding of coastal lowlands. As a result of the hurricane were flooded many areas in Miami, Tampa and other cities in Florida. The damage caused by the hurricane is huge, but so far, the state government said only preliminary estimates.

According to experts, «Irma» was one of the most powerful hurricanes in the Atlantic ocean in the entire history of observations. As a result of the hurricane destroying many houses on the Islands of Saint-barthélemy, Saint-Martin island (destroyed about 90% of the buildings). In the Caribbean, killed at least 20 people, more than 100 got injured. More than one million inhabitants of Puerto Rico were left without water and electricity. In Cuba, the hurricane «Irma» also caused considerable damage, but fatalities were reported.

Effects of hurricane «Irma» in the United States: at least 10 dead, 6.5 million people without electricity 12.09.2017

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