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Watch Hurricane Irma From Video Cameras Around Florida

Associated Press
People stand next to palm trees as they look at churning waves and high winds along Hollywood Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

Barbuda was the first. A Category 5 Hurricane Irma swept the island with its powerful 185 mile per hour winds. One person died. The prime minister said 95 percent of the buildings were destroyed after the storm passed.

On Wednesday, Irma made history: It became one of the most powerful recorded storm in the Atlantic Ocean. It bulldozed the U.S. Virgin Islands, ripping roofs off houses in St. Barts and flooding St. Martin. By the time the hurricane left St. Martin and St. Barts, 11 people died. 

More than a million people lost power in Puerto Rico. Trees and power lines were knocked down. Then Irma moved west — knocking on Hispaniola's door, brushing past Haiti and the Dominican Republic, inching its way over the northern part of Cuba, over the Turks and Caicos Islands and near the Bahamas.

Now, Irma's on Florida's doorstep.

More than 6.3 million people in Florida were ordered to evacuated. Thousands are still leaving in the northern part of the state. The National Hurricane Center says Irma will to remain an "extremely dangerous major hurricane." The now Category 3 storm is expected to strengthen before it makes landfall in the lower Keys Sunday morning, then inch up the west coast, working its way up Florida's peninsula. 

Private and public cameras around the state are documenting the damage, in real time.

From Key West

This web cam in Key West looks over cruise ship docks at Mallory Square in the Old Town Key West neighborhood:


The view from Duval Street:


From Miami-Dade County

The view from Miami Beach, from a spot on the beach that faces northeast.

From downtown Miami, a view of the waterfront near there.

A view from a web cam on Ocean Drive, which is by the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach.

Watch the shoreline in South Beach and Ft. Lauderdale.
A live stream from the the city of Delray Beach. 

Katie Lepri Cohen is WLRN's engagement editor. Her work involves distributing and amplifying WLRN's journalism on social media, managing WLRN's social accounts, writing and editing newsletters, and leading audience-listening efforts.