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Hurricane Irma: What you need to know

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Hurricane Irma, a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane, is shown in this GOES-East satellite image taken Tuesday and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Hurricane Irma, a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane, is shown in this GOES-East satellite image taken Tuesday and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. AP

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 hurricane, has the potential to hit the Carolinas early next week.

While an exact track has not yet been determined, it is still important to prepare for the worst.

Here’s what you need to know.

Watches and warnings:

Preparing for a hurricane:

Evacuations:

School closures:

Hurricane stories:

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