Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Bahamas

The Bahamas is now bearing the brunt of Hurricane Irma, with the government ordering large-scale evacuations from the southern islands and the closure of several airports.

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    The Bahamas is now bearing the brunt of Hurricane Irma, with the government ordering large-scale evacuations from the southern islands and the closure of several airports.

    Most residents took the warnings seriously this time around remembering the damages wrought by Hurricane Matthew last year.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Nassau.


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