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Ferocious Irma unleashes on Florida

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Hurricane Irma covering most of the state of Florida (NASA)

After days of preparations and evacuations from Florida, Hurricane Irma blasted its way into the Sunshine State Sunday morning, making its initial landfall at Cudjoe Key shortly after 9 a.m. before continuing to head up the western side of the peninsula.

The storm has been teetering between Category 3 and 4, with a 2 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center in Miami indicating the maximum sustained winds were at 120 mph, with higher gusts reported.

Florida Power & Light said that about 1.5 million customers were without electricity Sunday morning statewide, and it would take weeks to fully restore power.

A spokesman estimated 3.4 million homes and businesses would lose power once the worst of Irma reaches the Florida mainland.

Fierce winds whip up water in streets of Miami as Hurricane Irma hits Florida Sept. 10, 2017 (Video

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