Irma knocks out power to almost four million in Florida
Irma knocks out power to almost four million in Florida
Dylan Branscome Hurricane Irma slammed Florida
13 September, 2017, 00:14
Meteorologist Ryan Maue of WeatherBell Analytics said the entire Florida peninsula will be raked by Irma's right front quadrant - the part of a hurricane that usually brings the strongest winds, storm surge, rain and tornadoes. "But I'm also very concerned about the storm surge". Based upon the current forecast path, intensity and FPL's historical modeling, the company anticipates millions of customers could lose power.
How many people in the dangerously exposed, low-lying islands defied evacuation orders and stayed behind was unclear.
"In recorded history, there have been only three Category 5 hurricanes to make landfall on the U.S.", Nitz said.
Almost 4.5 million homes and businesses across Florida lost power, and utility officials said it will take weeks to restore electricity to everyone.
Irma made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane at 9:10 a.m. EDT Sunday on Cudjoe Key in the Lower Keys, with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour and a storm surge of 10 feet, the National Hurricane Center said. In the Caribbean, at least 24 were people were killed during Irma's destructive trek across exclusive islands known as the vacation playground for the rich.
More than 180,000 people huddled in shelters in the Sunshine State. "What's going to happen now?"
In the Keys, where the storm roared ashore Sunday morning with winds of 130 miles per hour, video showed houses shoved from their foundations and boats tossed onto the pavement.
Naples was among the Florida cities pummeled by Hurricane Irma on September 10 - coincidentally the same day that Hurricane Donna devastated Naples 57 years ago, according to David Fralick, the city's communications manager.
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"The power's going to be out for a long time". "Let's just say a prayer we hope we make it through".
The whole of the southern tip of Florida has seen high winds, driving rain and storm surges.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper also declared a state of emergency for all 100 counties in his state ahead of Irma.
Several areas of Jacksonville, Fla. are flooded on Monday after the St. John's River overflowed. If the storm moved into the Gulf of Mexico, Masters said that surge could lean more towards 8 feet. "To the public in their homes who are trying to ride out this storm, we urge you to not get on the roads until you have been given clearance by everyone who is required to give clearance".
Forecasters said it could hit the heavily populated Tampa-St.
The storm is still expected to travel through the state Georgia, into Alabama, and then into the Mid-South, based on the latest projections.
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The first was over the Florida Keys, and the second, over Marco Island, left the island without water and power, authorities said. Irma herself is following Harvey, the sheer weight of the rain from which caused the city of Houston to sink two centimetres .
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Hurricane-force winds extend out 15 miles from the storm's center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles. Katia is the 11th named storm this Atlantic hurricane season and follows Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose .
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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.
BOSSERT: Well I don't know if I say either, but I do note that there is a cyclical nature of a lot of these hurricane seasons. Irma and Harvey are two of the most destructive storms ever hitting the United States .
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There was relief and happy reunions at DFW Airport Saturday as people flew in from Florida , seeking refuge from Hurricane Irma . Twenty-seven of those departures were scheduled for Sunday and included American Airlines , United and Southwest flights .
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How much rain will Hurricane Irma send our way?
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.