New storm threatens Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. -- Hurricane Irene bore down on the Florida Keys and Florida's west coast Friday, prompting a mandatory evacuation of Keys nonresidents on Thursday. Also evacuated were Sanibel, Captiva and other barrier islands near Fort Myers.

Preliminary Keys damage reports included flooding of the Duval Street tourist corridor in Key West and scattered power outages in the Lower Keys.

Meanwhile airports in Fort Myers and Naples were closed as the storm approached. US Airways and Delta cancelled flights late Friday to some southern Florida and west coast airports.

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