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Hurricane Irma continues her trek towards the U.S. Southeast after devastating the Turks and Caicos Islands this morning and remains a category 5 storm.

11-people have been killed so far in the Caribbean which may soon be met by Hurricane Jose building out in the Atlantic.

Projected path of Hurricane Irma (NHC)

As Hurricane Irma continues to roar through the Atlantic with her eye set on Florida, Toms River native Lynn Mongiardini who lives down there says Floridians have been stocking up on things like water, bread, peanut butter, batteries and supplies to board up their homes.

“A lot of people have been making sure that their generators are working and getting wood on their shutters,” said Mongiardini.

She's been in touch with her family in Toms River and informed them of her decision to ride out the storm with her son Luciano and grandparents who live next door in Punta Gorda.

Now that school is back in session, kids are using their smart phones and other electronic devices non-stop, frequently without supervision.

Many parents are worried about the threat posed by online predators.

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