USA: Palm trees bend in the wind as Hurricane Irma strikes North Florida

Strong gales hit Jacksonville Beach, North Florida, on Sunday, as the eye of Hurricane Irma hit the region, rocking its coastline. Over the past few days, the sunshine state has seen unprecedented evacuation operations, with approximately 6.3 million Floridians either ordered or advised to exit the southeastern region. It is estimated that more than a million houses are without power Irma has... Еще been downgraded from a Category 5 to a Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (249 kilometres per hour), down from 185 miles per hour (297 kilometres per hour), and surges up to 4.6 metres (15 feet). At least 25 people have been killed across the Caribbean islands, as the death toll continues to rise.

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