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In Pictures: Irma Brings Destruction to Florida and the Caribbean

Hurricane Irma hopscotched up Florida’s west coast Sunday, making two landfalls and driving a wall of water and winds that submerged Miami and had the Tampa Bay area readying for a deluge of a sort unseen in decades.

Irma's path forced the largest evacuation in Miami-Dade County history and sent millions of Floridians fleeing the state’s first major hurricane since Wilma in 2005. It has already laid waste to the island of Barbuda, killed at least 25 people, and left thousands homeless across the Caribbean.

A man walks through flooded streets the morning after Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida, on Sept. 11, 2017.

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A boat sits washed ashore at the Dinner Key marina in Miami.

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

A damaged home in East Naples, Florida.
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Ducks swim through a street in Naples.

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A van sits head first in a sinkhole in Winter Springs, Florida. The driver apparently crawled out by kicking out the back window of the vehicle.
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A fallen tree toppled by Irma blocks a street in downtown Miami.

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A girl sits for a photo in Miami on Sept. 10.

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Reporters in Miami on Sept. 10.

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The counterclockwise circulation of Irma pulls the Apalachicola Bay away from land near Eastpoint in the Florida panhandle, on Sept. 10.

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Trees bend in the wind along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Florida.

Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Two men search their wrecked restaurant in Orient Bay on the French Caribbean island of Saint Martin.

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Members of a rescue brigade wade through a flooded street in Havana, Cuba.

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Blown sand coats bushes and mail boxes in Pompano Beach, Fla. 

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Cubans wade through a flooded street near the Malecón in Havana, Cuba.

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Residents look over Tampa Bay as the water recedes ahead of an expected storm surge from Hurricane Irma.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Large waves produced by Hurricane Irma crash into a pier at Fort Lauderdale.

Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A man walks into the wind in downtown Miami.

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A Publix grocery story sign is badly damaged in Estero, Florida.

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A stop sign lays submerged in water in Miami.

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A truck is blown over on a Miami street.

Photograprapher: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

A car sits abandoned on North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard.

Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

CitiBikes stand in water in the Brickell area of downtown Miami.

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

A woman prepares her home in Redington Beach, Fla., ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Residents return home to Villa Clara Province in Cuba.

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The aftermath of the storm in Villa Clara Province, Cuba.

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People gather in an emergency shelter at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center.

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Sunlight illuminates Hurricane Irma as the storm approaches Cuba and Florida on Sept. 8. 

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Residents survey the damage from Irma on the island of Culebra.

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A man boards up windows of the Miami City Ballet ahead of the storm.

Photographer: Marta Lavandier/AP Photo

Damage in Orient Bay on the island of Saint Martin.

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A Dunkin' Donuts shop closed for the arrival of Irma in Fort Lauderdale.

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This combination of pictures shows damage in Marigot, near the Bay of Nettle, on the island of Saint Martin, during and after the hurricane.

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Emergency response personnel inspect a flooded car, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Photographer: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images

Customers wait in line at a Home Depot store ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Photographer: Jayme Gershen/Bloomberg

Irma bears down on the coast of Saint Martin.

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A car flipped on its side by Hurricane Irma near Nettle Bay, on Saint Martin.

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A lone police car patrols the streets in the town of Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

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Damage in Philipsburg, on the island of Saint Martin.

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A flooded street in the town of Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Photographer: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images