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Irma death toll in US rises to 11

AFFECTED: Street flooding is prevalent on the Southbank of downtown as Hurricane Irma passes by in Jacksonville, Florida

IRMA has caused at least 11 deaths in the US and left around 6.7 million people without power in five states, CNN reports.

Hurricane Irma tore a path of destruction across the Caribbean and through Florida, and has now been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone this morning (Sep 12).

It's expected to bring heavy rain today to the Carolinas, Kentucky and Tennessee. Irma was located about 65 miles southwest of Atlanta this morning.

Irma moved north Monday, bringing heavy rain and wind through the northern Florida city of Jacksonville and then Georgia and South Carolina.

Wind gusts reached 64 mph in Atlanta, and the coastal city of Brunswick, Georgia, saw over 6 inches of rain.

Charleston, South Carolina, saw a nearly 10-foot storm surge. Five to 6 inches of rain fell in the area and winds reached 66 mph.

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