Hurricane Irma strengthens to Category 5 storm; track puts it on path to Caribbean, perhaps Florida - CBS News

CBS News| Tue Sep 05 11:36:34 EDT 2017
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- 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. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Irma was a "potentially catastrophic" storm with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph as it bore down on the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. It was centered about 180 miles east of Antigua in the early afternoon and moving west at 14 mph. The center said there was a growing possibility that the storm's effects could be felt in Florida later this week and over the weekend, though it was st..

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