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Updated: 09/12/2017 08:30:00AM

Lake Placid hit hard by Irma

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BY KIM LEATHERMAN/STAFF

A metal carport is in a twisted heap after Hurricane Irma went through Lake Placid Sunday night.

BY KIM LEATHERMAN/STAFF

The Lake Placid Elementary School had chain link fencing down and visible roof damage on Monday morning following Hurricane Irma.

BY KIM LEATHERMAN/STAFF

This house in Serenity Village is one of many Lake Placid home to have roof damage.

By KIM LEATHERMAN

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LAKE PLACID — Hurricane Irma took no mercy on Lake Placid as she barreled her way north. The small town looked like a ghost town on Monday as houses and businesses were boarded up and residents hunkered down in their homes or shelters.

Irma’s powerful winds snapped even large trees like toothpicks; their limbs often falling on roofs, sheds and pool cages. The punishing rain came down in horizontal sheets for much of Sunday afternoon and night.

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