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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

And to recap our main story, Hurricane Irma is moving toward west coast Florida cities.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

It's a Category 4 storm with maximum winds of 130 mph. Irma is heading up the Gulf Coast, where its impact is expected to be most severe. But the hurricane is being felt across this entire state. At least 1.3 million customers have lost power already. Florida Governor Rick Scott has requested a major disaster declaration from President Trump. Stay tuned to NPR throughout the day for coverage from our NPR and member stations across Florida. I'm Lulu Garcia-Navarro in Miami. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the host of Weekend Edition Sunday and one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. She is infamous in the IT department of NPR for losing laptops to bullets, hurricanes, and bomb blasts.

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