WATCH: Florida Deputy Rescues Flag From Hurricane Irma

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter
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A Martin County, Fla., deputy braved Hurricane Irma to rescue a flag getting beaten by the incoming storm over the weekend, according to Sunday video.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office posted the video of MCSO Watch Commander LT. Danny Cunningham stepping out of his vehicle to take down the flag on their Facebook page.


“I couldn’t watch it get blown apart,” Cunningham said of his actions.

Hurricane Irma, now a tropical storm, made landfall on southwest Florida Sunday, first hitting the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm and then Marco Island as a Category 3 storm. Starting as a Category 5 storm in the Atlantic Ocean, the storm battered Florida, leaving a wake of destroyed power lines and about 6 million Floridians without power.

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