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When Irma veered toward Naples, it was too late to evacuate

NAPLES, Fla. _ Underneath the historic pier near downtown Naples on Saturday morning, Katie Alvarez hugged her son Jordan and sobbed.

Hurricanes are part of an Alvarez family tradition. Katie Alvarez has photos of her kids on the pier before and after every major storm that has affected the coastal southwest Florida city. Sometimes they take photos during the storm. She was there Saturday to snap the before shots of her now-grown children.

Alvarez was in tears because she was certain there will be no photographs after the storm this year.

"It's going to be gone," said the Naples native, who joined her family at the beach in a homemade "Irma You Suck" shirt and visor emblazoned with a Confederate flag. She

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