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"On two occasions, he told Irma
how he had hitchhiked home because of a lack of public transport, and was faced with walking long distances and sleeping by the roadside - so desperate was he to spend time in the comfort of his family home.
stuck with Paul when he was at death's door in hospital
On Sunday morning, Irma
hit Florida Keys, and then turned towards the mainland.
However, Hurricane Irma
has downgraded to a Category 1 storm and has flooded several northern Florida cities with heavy rain and high storm surge on Monday as it headed out of the state after cutting power to millions and ripping roofs off houses.
While the projected track showed Irma
raking the state's Gulf Coast, forecasters warned that the entire state, including the Miami metropolitan area of six million people, was in extreme peril from the monstrously wide storm.
Appliances and furniture were seen floating away in the low-lying Keys, though the full extent of Irma
's wrath there was not clear.
"I don't know how they've done that, to have a Harvey and Irma
Schluter said Wednesday.
Elsewhere holidaymakers and expats have told of their fights for survival - with one couple having to lie on top of their two scared young children to save them as Irma
tore through their home.
Police in Florida have told residents not to fire guns at Hurricane Irma
Washington (dpa) H urricane Irma
, which has again been downgraded to the second-highest category of 4, has lost strength moving over Cuba on it's way to the south-east US state of Florida.
RELIEF efforts are under way on islands devastated by Hurricane Irma
, as a second "extremely dangerous" storm threatens the Caribbean.