Social media gives discernment into Hurricane Irma’s fury

As Hurricane Irma raked the Florida Keys on Sunday and moves north, early signs of the storm’s energy were on display on social media.

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David Sutta of CBS Miami shared video on Twitter that showed some of the repairs in Key Largo, including a steel sign focussed in half. Sutta tweeted that the charge had knocked down signs and trees, but that mobile homes seemed to be intact.

One Twitter user shared video of a energy line sparking in Boca Raton, Florida. Another video taken from the St. Petersburg waterfront showed the charge pulling divided water from Tampa Bay.

Another seemed to show low water levels from Key Largo.

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A post shared by Casey Scheu (@caseyscheu) on Sep 10, 2017 at 10:51am PDT

Irma was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane with limit sustained winds of 105 mph after it swept by Naples, Florida, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) pronounced in its latest advisory.

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Joey Flechas of The Miami Herald shared video of the storm’s absolute gusts in the Brickell neighborhood. 

“These winds are punishing and water is rising,” he tweeted.

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