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The most intense video of Irma's wrath in South Florida

Posted at 5:56 PM, Sep 10, 2017

Hurricane Irma's shift west was a lucky break for South Florida and the Treasure Coast -- but that doesn't mean the area escaped Irma's wrath. 

Heavy squalls with embedded tornadoes swept across South Florida as Irma shifts up the west coast. 

These photos and videos were sent to our sister station WPTV in West Palm Beach. (Please remember to always choose safety over gathering photos and videos. Your life is more important. Stay safe!)

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