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Irma death toll rises to 40; 8 dead in Monroe County

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Irma death toll rises to 40; 8 dead in Monroe County. (WPEC)

Eight people have been confirmed dead as a direct result from Hurricane Irma as of Wednesday morning.

The deaths are both storm related and due to natural causes, according to Monroe Count Board of County Commissioners.

According to our CBS affiliate WFOR, two deaths occurred in Key West and six in other parts of the county.

Forty people have been reported injured, 10 in Key West.

Check back with CBS12 for updates.

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