Search and rescue teams in Florida are due to swing into action as daylight reveals the extent of damage wreaked by Hurricane Irma. The huge storm weakened as it moved up the state’s western coast overnight but Miami and other urban areas have been battered and inundated. In the islands of the Florida Keys, the local emergency manager has warned of a looming “humanitarian crisis”. Irma, which hit Florida as a category four hurricane on Sunday, has now weakened to a tropical storm. It cut a devastating track across 10 Caribbean countries and territories, killing at least 28 people there.
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