Deadly Hurricane Irma takes aim at Turks & Caicos, Bahamas

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Tourists scrambled to evacuate from Turks & Caicos and the Bahamas on Thursday as the deadly Hurricane Irma threatened to rake the islands and continue ravaging the northern Caribbean.

The Category 5 storm — already blamed for at least nine deaths — was expected to produce punishing storm surges of 15 to 20 feet across Turks & Caicos, a low-lying British territory, and parts of southeastern and central Bahamas.

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