Hurricane Irma moving up coast of southern Florida, downgraded to Category 2

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Irma is moving up the coast of southern Florida and is now a category 2 storm.

Irma was at one time the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic with a peak wind speed of 185 mph (300 kph) last week. It left more than 20 people dead across the Caribbean.

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