Things you should know today: 9/11/2017


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Now a tropical storm, Irma hits Florida with wind, flooding

Gerald Herbert
People tend to a car that flipped over on Cape Coral Parkway during Hurricane Irma, in Cape Coral, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it hit Florida Sunday, but that didn’t stop it from creating hazards and dangers for many major cities. Irma still had winds near hurricane force; flooding set a record in one city, and the storm continues to push inland Monday.

Solemn, personal ceremonies as US commemorates 9/11

Mark Lennihan
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum are set for a memorial service, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in New York. Thousands of 9/11 victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected to gather Monday at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked planes slammed into the trade center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

16 years later, 9/11 victims’ relatives continue to reverence the deaths of nearly 3,000 people during the terrorist attack of 2001. President Donald Trump also observed a moment of silence with the first lady at the White House.

TV correspondents face danger they told others to avoid

This image taken from video shows CNN’s Chris Cuomo during his afternoon coverage of Hurricane Irma in Naples, Fla., on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Journalists were the shock troops allowing the nation to experience the storm from the comfort of their living rooms. Networks all brought their top teams in on the weekend for special coverage, non-stop on the news channels. (CNN via AP)

Reporters on the storm front put their lives at risk to get gripping coverage of Hurricane Irma. Journalists are the shock troops allowing the nation to experience the storm from the comfort of their living rooms.

Storm chaser battles Hurricane Irma’s powerful winds

Storm chaser Simon Brewer faces the strong winds of Hurricane Irma, trying to collect data on the storm.

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