Hurricane Irma powers through the Caribbean towards Florida

The strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever recorded may bring "significant storm surge" as it nears Florida

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    In this geocolor image captured by GOES-16  and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Irma, a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane, moves westward, Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, 2017, in the Atlantic Ocean toward the Leeward Islands. This image was captured as daylight moves into the area, right, with nighttime features on the left side of the image. Hurricane Irma grew into a dangerous Category 5 storm, the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in over a decade, and roared toward islands in the northeast Caribbean Tuesday on a path that could eventually take it to the United States.  
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    Drivers wait in line for gasoline in Altamonte Springs, Fla., ahead of the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Irma, Wednesday

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    Shoppers wait in line for a shipment of water during preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Altamonte Springs, Fla

    Orlando Sentinel
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    Motorists head north on US 1, Wednesday, in Key Largo, Fla., in anticipation of Hurricane Irma

    AP Photo/Alan Diaz
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    Kailey Coventry walks past empty shelves of water at Target in Gainesville, Fla., on Wednesday

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    Children carry containers for water as Hurricane Irma approaches on Wednesday, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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    Palm trees bend in the wind as Hurricane Irma hits in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday

    REUTERS/Alvin Baez
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    Carli Andrade pumps gas at a Costco gas station in North Miami, Wednesday

    AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
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    Long lines of cars stretch out into the street as people wait to pump gas at a Costco gas station in North Miami, Wednesday

    AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
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    Gas station employee Albert Fernandez covers a pump after running out of gas in Key Largo, Fla., Wednesday

    AP Photo/Alan Diaz
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    Residents purchase water at BJ Wholesale in preparation for Hurricane Irma, in Miami, Tuesday

    Roberto Koltun/Miami Herald via AP
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    Hurricane Irma, a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane, sits just east of Puerto Rico, Wednesday morning

    NOAA
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    In preparation of Hurricane Irma, residents of Boca Raton line up for propane in Boca Raton, Florida, Wednesday

    REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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    Eduardo Soriano of Miami, waits in a line since dawn to purchase plywood sheets at a Home Depot store in North Miami, Fla., Wednesday

    AP Photo/Marta Lavandier
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    People load sheets of plywood into their car at The Home Depot store in North Miami, Fla., Wednesday

    AP Photo/Marta Lavandie
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    Men cover the windows of a auto parts store in preparation for Hurricane Irma, in San Juan, Puerto Rico

    REUTERS/Alvin Baez
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