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Storm of the century? Hurricane Irma leaves massive destruction across the Caribbean

Packing 195-kilometer an hour winds, the hurricane Irma has flattened the likes of Antigua, Barbuda, Saint Martin, Saint Barth and is now skirting Haiti, the Dominican Republic, bearing down on Cuba and looks set to become the first Category Five storm to slam into heavily-populated south Florida in a quarter-century. With 12-meter waves predicted, flights out of Miami are full, highways are jammed and supermarket shelves are running bare. Just how big an evacuation's necessary?

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Produced by Charles WENTE, Alessandro XENOS, Laure FOURQUET.

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