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    Caribbean Braces as Hurricane Irma Hits Category 5

    Where she stops, nobody knows. But Florida and Puerto Rico are both preparing for trouble and have declared states of emergency as Hurricane Irma moves west through the Atlantic. A host of other Caribbean islands are under hurricane warnings as well, and are bracing for a direct hit, as are the Leeward Islands, which are expecting the storm to make landfall tonight or tomorrow. While Irma’s path remains uncertain, meteorologists have clocked its winds at a dizzying 175 mph — and residents are stocking up on supplies accordingly in case of disaster.

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