Mercedes Leguizamon | October 13, 2017
Hurricane Irma Strikes Florida
On the morning of September, 10, 2017, Hurricane Irma made landfall at 9:10 a.m., at Cudjoe Key before continuing its assault up the spine of the Florida peninsula.
Over six million Floridians evacuated — the largest mass evacuation in U.S. history.
Forty-eight of Florida’s 67 counties were declared federal disaster areas.
Irma was the first major hurricane to hit Florida since Wilma in 2005.
It was the strongest storm on record over the Atlantic Ocean (there were stronger storms in the Caribbean and Gulf).
WUFT covered the storm from before it made landfall through the recovery efforts. These are our stories.