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News-Sentinel.com| Mon Sep 04 23:01:43 EDT 2017
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Officials across the northeastern Caribbean canceled airline flights, shuttered schools and urged people to hunker down indoors as Hurricane Irma barreled toward the region as a powerful Category 4 storm expected to strengthen more before nearing land late Tuesday. States of emergency were declared in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and all of Florida while people on various Caribbean islands boarded up homes and rushed to find last-minute supplies, forming long lines outside supermarkets and gas stations. Irma had maximum sustained winds of 140 mph (220 kph) late Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. It was centered 410 miles (660 kilometers) east of ..

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