"The threat of catastrophic storm surge flooding is highest along the southwest coast of Florida, where 10 to 15 feet of inundation above ground level is expected", the National Hurricane Centre said.
In Redington Shores west of Tampa, attorney Carl Roberts spent a sleepless night riding out Irma in his 17th floor beachfront condo.
Just as predicted, Irma on Saturday evening began making a wide right turn around the southern edge of Florida that could take it straight up the state's west coast.
The first was over the Florida Keys, and the second, over Marco Island, left the island without water and power, authorities said. Forecasters say it could still increase in strength, but their forecast didn't show it.
Forecasters are predicting Tampa Bay as the new striking point for the storm instead of Miami. Now it has around 3 million people.
Downed power lines: There are many power lines down, Bowden said, and the main power pole off the island also went down in the storm.
As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida the point of impact is becoming more clear and it's better news for the city of Miami but not for Tampa.
Rough surf will spread outward from the storm and the strong winds from Irma will send a large and devastating storm surge across Turks and Caicos and Bahamas.
The storm has slowly weakened as it traveled up the Florida coast, and was officially downgraded on Monday morning to a tropical storm.
Miami airport's difficulties add to the transportation chaos Irma has inflicted on Florida residents.
The utility covers much of the state, including most cities on the Atlantic coast and the Gulf coast south of Tampa. Some 6.3 million people were instructed to evacuate in Florida alone, according to The Telegraph.
Irma is now a category one hurricane but still has maximum sustained winds of 75mph (120km/h).
Irma herself is following Harvey, the sheer weight of the rain from which caused the city of Houston to sink two centimetres .
West of Alamance and Chatham counties, a high-wind advisory was posted, and forecasters told residents to expect steady wind at 15 to 25 miles per hour and frequent gusts up to 40 miles per hour.
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Terminal 1 was partially evacuated but police later said that he was known to officers and was taken to a psychological ward. Federal police arrested the man and investigated his baggage, which contained computer parts and a gas canister.
The high pressure ridge should prevail most of this week, bringing temperatures across much of Upstate to almost 80 degrees. The track will then bring what's left of the storm into parts of Tennessee and Kentucky, all the while weakening.
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No injuries were reported . - Two tornadoes touched down in Brevard County, destroying mobile homes in their path, officials said. A tropical storm warning was issued for the first time ever in Atlanta, where many schools canceled classes because of the storm.
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