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A weak­ened irma took its part­ing shot at Florida Mon­day, trig­ger­ing se­vere flood­ing in the state’s north­east­ern cor­ner, while au­thor­i­ties along the storm’s 640-kilo­me­tre path strug­gled to rush aid to vic­tims. The hur­ri­cane was down­graded to a trop­i­cal storm as it fi­nally pushed its way out of Florida and into Ge­or­gia, where it caused more mis­ery. Dur­ing its rainy, windy run up the length of Florida, irma swamped homes, up­rooted trees, flooded streets, cast boats ashore, snapped miles of power lines and top­pled con­struc­tion cranes.

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