In Redington Shores west of Tampa, attorney Carl Roberts spent a sleepless night riding out Irma in his 17th floor beachfront condo.
Irma was forecast to cross the eastern Florida Panhandle and move into southern Georgia later in the day, dumping as much as 16 inches (41 cm) of rain, government forecasters said.
Tampa Electric reportedmore than 300,000 accounts had been knocked offline.
After what she called a terrifying night bunkered in her house in St. Petersburg, on Florida'sGulf Coast, with her children and extended family, Julie Hally emerged with relief on Monday. It had weakened to a tropical storm by Monday morning (local time) as it headed toward Georgia.
"It's so dark in here", he said.
The governor urged those especially in southwest Florida evacuation areas to find a safe place before noon.
He said the water, electricity and sewage systems in the Keys were non-operational, and that trailer parks had been "overturned".
Before Jose's slight weakening, the Atlantic had two hurricanes with winds of more than 150 miles per hour at the same time for the first time on record, Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach said Friday.
When a Category 3 or 4 hurricane meets a roof, the storm often wins. There were no immediate reports of tornadoes touching down.
Jacksonville, Florida's largest city by population and the biggest city in the country by area, is dealing with its worst flooding since 1964.Mayor Lenny Curry had ordered more than 250,000 people to evacuate their homes and said Monday emergency crews were in "rescue mode."He warned the serious flooding could be a week-long event".
But once it straightens out, it will be aimed at the East Coast, it could strengthen, and it bears watching, says one expert.
The storm killed at least 28 people as it raged westward through the Caribbean en route to Florida.
But Irma again intensified over the warm waters approaching the Florida mainland, making it a Category 4, then shortly thereafter a 3 (still considered a major hurricane).
At 9 a.m., more than 200,000 people were in 587 shelters across the state. "What's going to happen now?"
For days, forecasters had warned that Irma was taking dead aim at the Miami metropolitan area and the rest of Florida's Atlantic coast.
Vice President Mike Pence and several members of Trump's cabinet were set to visit FEMA headquarters on Sunday afternoon to talk with staff members who have been working there as well as agency officials, the White House said. In Georgia, 540,000 residents were told to leave the coast, while in SC, almost 45,000 people were ordered to evacuate.
The string of islands was the first part of the state hit by the storm, and were still without water, power or cell service Monday.
Irma once was the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic, a Category 5 with a peak wind speed of 185 miles per hour (300 kph).
Irma, however, continued to be a threat as it crossed the northern part of the state and because of lingering storm surges along both coasts.
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Key West, Marco Island , FL, and Naples, FL, all appear to have sustained significant water damage from the storm surge and winds. On the Atlantic coast off South Carolina, Hilton Head Island's 42,000 residents were under an evacuation order this morning.
The good news with Jose is after passing the Less Antilles, the storm is expected to go northwest into the open Atlantic Ocean. Jose and Katia strengthened Wednesday afternoon, bringing the number of hurricanes churning in the Atlantic basin to three.
He says the staging area is in Lake City, Florida and Florida Power and Light is determining where to send the crews. Twelve members of the state's Electric Cooperatives of SC association reported 7,560 outages around SC .
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The Weather Underground said that the weather models forecasts could still have potential errors and people should not panic yet. These prediction models put Jose anywhere from SC to Newfoundland, or Jose could even move back out into the ocean.
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The Category 5 storm tore through the Caribbean and made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm Sunday morning. Federal funding also is available to governments and non-profit organizations for emergencies in all 67 Florida counties.
Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so and Katia could be near major hurricane strength at landfall. At the same time, Hurricane Jose is spinning just behind Irma about 1,060 kilometres east of the Lesser Antilles.
The figure represents nearly 60% of the state's electricity users, who were still experiencing power outage as of 9 p.m. Miami International Airport, one of the busiest in the country, halted passenger flights through at least Monday.
Hurricane Irma expected to make landfall this weekend
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles. The latest forecast indicates that Jose could reach the northern Leeward Islands , where Irma first struck, by Saturday.
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