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IN PHOTOS: How immigrant farm workers in Immokalee, Florida fared during Irma

The storm's fury ripped the roofs off flimsy homes of immigrant farming families in one of the poorest corners of southwest Florida, the agricultural fields of Immokalee, a few miles inland from the canals and wealthy mansions of Naples.
14 Sep 2017 – 06:56 PM EDT
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Larry Dimas walk around his destroyed trailer in Immokalee, Fla. Irma badly damaged Dimas’ mobile home and destroyed another he used for rental income, making his tough life even harder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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Larry Dimas says damage from Hurricane Irma won’t be easy to overcome in a town of mostly mobile homes in Immokalee, Florida, whose population is composed mainly of migrants and blue-collar workers.
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Elida Dimas looks at floodwaters from her porch, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in Immokalee, Fla. Irma badly damaged Dimas’ mobile home and destroyed another she and her husband used for rental income, making their tough life even harder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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Sandra Guzman, left, with her daughter Maria Valentine Romero, right, and their friend Rosa Pulito, back, are pictured in front of Sandra's mobile home which was destroyed after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Immokalee, Florida, U.S. September 12, 2017 REUTERS/Stephen Yang Crédito: STEPHEN YANG/REUTERS
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Children walk through flooded streets in the rural migrant worker town of Immokalee, which was especially hard hit by Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma made landfall near Naples after inundating the Florida Keys. Electricity was out in much of the region with extensive flooding. Spencer Platt Getty Images Crédito: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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Quintana and Liz Perez look at the flooding outside their home in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in Immokalee, Fla, one of the poorest towns in the state. Home of many day laborers and migrant workers, Immokalee sustained heavy damage from Irma that will take months to overcome. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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Residents of the rural migrant worker town of Immokalee wait for emergency donations following Hurricane Irma. A group of volunteers from Atlanta gave out groceries and sanitary items to hundreds of desperate residents. Hurricane Irma made landfall near Naples after inundating the Florida Keys. Electricity was out in much of the region with extensive flooding. Spencer Platt Getty Images Crédito: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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With their homes surrounded by water that they fear may be contaminated by waste water, residents deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on September 13, 2017, in Immokalee. Brian Blanco Getty Images Crédito: Brian Blanco/Getty Images
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Residents of the rural migrant worker town of Immokalee wait for emergency donations following Hurricane Irma. A group of volunteers from Atlanta gave out groceries and sanitary items to hundreds of desperate residents. Hurricane Irma made landfall near Naples after inundating the Florida Keys. Electricity was out in much of the region with extensive flooding. Spencer Platt Getty Images Crédito: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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Hurricane Irma dealt Florida’s iconic crop a devastating blow, destroying nearly all the citrus in some groves and seriously damaging others. U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio visited groves in Lake Wales and heard from growers (AP)
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With their homes surrounded by water that they fear may be contaminated by waste water, residents deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on September 13, 2017, in Immokalee. Brian Blanco Getty Images Crédito: Brian Blanco/Getty Images
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Eustolia Flores and her five children fled to northern Florida two days before the hurricane, and came home to find the house devastated. Crédito: Univision
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The house of Eustalia Flores was completely destroyed by Irma's fury. (Univision) Crédito: Univision
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Many of the residences in this area are flimsy mobile homes and befell the same fate, according to the local fire department. (Univision) Crédito: David Adams
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In another house Irma ripped off the roof like it was wallpaper, destroying everything inside. Crédito: David Adams
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Aurelia Diaz and her three children survived Irma in her small trailer home, but it was the worst night of their lives, she said. (Univision) Crédito: David Adams
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