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Hurricane Irma makes landfall

By Online News - Rereātea

The most powerful hurricane to ever be recorded over the Atlantic has made landfall and caused extensive damage throughout the Carribean.

Hurricane Irma was upgraded to a Category 5 last night.

The Carribean Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and  Cuba have been hit hard with winds reaching up to 185km/hr.

International media are reporting that three people have died so far and evacuations are underway in Miami and Florida as people hunker down for the storm.