Irma Now a Category 4 Hurricane

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While portions of the Gulf Coast start cleaning up after Harvey, here comes Irma. It’s now a category 4 storm as it approaches the northeast Caribbean.

People in south Florida spent this Labor Day preparing if Irma makes landfall in the area.

The storm’s center was positioned 490 miles east of the Leeward Islands late this afternoon.

It has maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. Some officials are warning Irma could dump up to 10 inches of rain, unleash landslides and dangerous flash floods and generate waves of up to 23 feet.

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