Photos: Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma

Hurricane takes direct aim at Florida after battering Caribbean islands

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    Edward Pastrana installs wood shutters at the Miami City Ballet in Miami Beach, Fla., Thursday

    AP Photo/Marta Lavandier
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    Boarded up buildings on normally bustling South Beach are shown in Miami Beach, Friday

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    A note is posted on a gas pump after the station ran out of gas ahead of Hurricane Irma in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday

    AP Photo/David Goldman
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    People board up a motel ahead of Hurricane Irma in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday

    AP Photo/David Goldman
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    Customers at a Home Depot buy wood to secure their property in anticipation of Hurricane Irma early Friday

    AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas
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    Shoppers encounter empty bread shelves ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma at a supermarket in Kissimmee, Florida, Friday

    REUTERS/Gregg Newton
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    A motorist fills up containers with gas as he prepares for Hurricane Irma, Thursday

    AP Photo/Alan Diaz
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    Traffic heading north on I-75 in Sarasota, Fla., Thursday

    Mike Lang /Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP
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    Jair Vargas loads his last sandbag into his vehicle in Orlando, Thursday

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    Ryan Otway boards up a pizza place along the boardwalk in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday

    AP Photo/David Goldman
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    A motorist carries sheets of plywood on top of their vehicle as he leaves Home Depot in preparation for Hurricane Irma, in Miami, Thursday

    AP Photo/Alan Diaz
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    Paulita Kundid, right, and her brother Mike Kundid board up their apartment building ahead of Hurricane Irma in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday

    AP Photo/David Goldman
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    Yanina Fernandez and her sister Liz wait for a flight to Argentina after their flight was cancelled at Miami International Airport, Thursday

    AP Photo/Marta Lavandier
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    Motorists line up for gas in Miami, Thursday

    AP Photo/Alan Diaz
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    Humberto Martinez boards up his wife's restaurant as he prepares for Hurricane Irma, in Miami Springs, Fla., Thursday

    AP Photo/Alan Diaz
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    Jone Yoon boards up his beach souvenir shop ahead of Hurricane Irma in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday

    AP Photo/David Goldman
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    City of Miami volunteers help residents fill free sandbags in Miami, Thursday

    AP Photo/Alan Diaz
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    A man walks past a business that is open but boarded up in advance of Hurricane Irma's expected arrival in North Miami Beach, Thursday

    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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