Scramble to flee Hurricane Irma underscores divide between rich, poor

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 4:57pm
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hotel dishwasher Wilman Hernandez waited with his wife and young son at a Miami Beach bus stop, desperately looking for a way to get to a shelter where they could ride out Hurricane Irma. Read more

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UPDATE: Crash cleared on Highway 25 in Burke County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 4:49pm
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A crash with injuries on Highway 25 in Burke County has been cleared, and traffic flowing smoothly again Saturday afternoon. Read more

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Aiken County Schools announce Monday closing, Tuesday delay

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 4:37pm
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Aiken County school leaders announced on Saturday afternoon that schools and administrative offices will be closed on Monday due to the storm. Read more

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Irma update from Aiken County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 1:34pm
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Latest from Aiken County Emergency Operations Center: Read more

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Florida’s biggest danger: Rising seas surging across coast as Irma passes

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:41am
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The biggest danger to life and property from Hurricane Irma could come from storm surge that forces seawater inland, which could topple houses, isolate residents who don’t evacuate and make drowning an imminent threat, the National Hurricane Center is warning. Read more

The Associated Press Photos Patrick Whittle

Hurricane Irma reaches Cuba, aims for Florida Keys, Tampa

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:26am
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HAVANA — Hurricane Irma battered Cuba on Saturday with deafening winds and unremitting rain, pushing seawater inland and flooding homes before taking aim at Florida. Read more

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Magnitude of Irma drives massive evacuation from Florida

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 9:21am
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MIAMI — The window for Florida residents to safely evacuate narrowed Saturday as Hurricane Irma’s outer bands blew into the southern part of the state on a predicted path for landfall southwest of the heavily populated Miami metro area.

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