After tearing through the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma made a hard right turn and set its destructive sights on Florida.
The storm made landfall in the Keys on Sunday morning and moved up the state’s west coast. But the sheer size of the storm — it stretched 650 miles wide — meant cities throughout the state were affected.
Massive winds destroyed buildings and toppled countless trees and power lines. Streets were flooded in southern cities such as Miami and Naples, but also in Jacksonville hundreds of miles north. Millions are still waiting on electricity.
This is the first time on record that the continental United States has had two Category 4 hurricanes make landfall in the same year. Last month, Hurricane Harvey devastated much of coastal Texas.
Produced by Lyric Lewin, Brett Roegiers, Bernadette Tuazon and Kyle Almond