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10 September 2017:
Hurricane Irma in east-central Florida

Sept. 10, 2017: Hurricane Irma raged through Florida on Sept. 10, 2017. These are a few photos from before, during and mostly after the storm in east-central Florida, showing extensive damage along the Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County, specifically Rockledge and Cocoa. Share on Facebook

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    Sept. 8, 2017, 8 a.m. - Hurricane Irma approaches Florida as a Category 4 storm, and she looks nasty. This is a GOES-16 satellite image.
    At 11 p.m. EDT on Sept. 8, it appeared none of Florida would be spared some effects of Irma.
    Our neighbors' window boards have been through a lot.
    In Publix, everyone knew it was the last chance to get subs before the power went out!
    A GOES-13 satellite image shows Hurricane Irma at 8:15 a.m. on September 10 over the Florida Keys.
    We ate one last good dinner by lantern light as we awaited the worst of the storm at home.
    Our area was in the northeast quadrant for hours. I watched the radar as several tornadic circulations approached the mainland.
    Aftermath. I did a survey of damage on Sept. 11 along the western bank of the Indian River Lagoon in Rockledge, Florida, after Hurricane Irma.
    This historic boathouse was one of the casualties.
    Here's another view of the collapsed boathouse.
    Stop! This sign was blasted over by Irma's winds.
    Power lines down, trees battered, fences damaged - typical of the area.
    Many docks were destroyed, and their debris became missiles that destroyed docks to their north.
    Debris along the lagoon's edge.
    Several boats were tossed against the shore.
    This car in Cocoa unfortunately caught a falling tree.
    Dock damage and another marooned boat in Cocoa Village.
    This is one of the boats that was pushed against the shore of the lagoon.
    Interesting debris thrown up on the riverbank.
    A little post-Irma real estate, anyone?
    Two boats tossed against the shore in Cocoa Village.
    This metal fence was trashed by the storm.
    Another historic boathouse, with the debris that did it in.
    This USED to be the Indian River Yacht Club.
    Rockledge's city dock was severely damaged.
    Debris piled up a few days after the storm along a neighborhood street in Rockledge. The cleanup was massive.

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