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All thoughts with people of Florida as Irma arrives

In the USA the storms continue, and Hurricane Irma, which caused at least 28 deaths and widespread destruction in the Caribbean, is now battering Florida.

The hurricane has lost a little of its intensity, but it is still capable of causing deaths and enormous disruption across the Sunshine State.

The television pictures portray the horrific conditions under which people have to try to save their lives and their homes in the face of one of the worst natural disasters for many years.

We can only watch helplessly, but we are full of admiration for the rescue services, and all the while keeping our thoughts and prayers firm in support of those affected.

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