Hurricane Irma heads to Florida's coast after lashing its islands

Hurricane Irma made landfall in the US state of Florida as a Category 4 storm. The Florida Keys on the southern tip of the state was hit first with winds of about 200km per hour.

    Hurricane Irma made landfall in the US state of Florida as a Category 4 storm. The Florida Keys on the southern tip of the state were hit first with winds of about 200km per hour.

    The storm is expected to remain powerful as it travels near the west coast, which is now bracing for impact.

    Irma should move inland and over the northern part of Florida on Monday, before hitting the state of Georgia.

     

    Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Miami Beach.


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