Friday, 24 November, 2017

Irma leaves two thirds of Florida without power

Irma aims full fury at Florida's Gulf Coast, floods central Miami (VIDEO) Hurricane Irma's winds buckle three giant cranes in South Florida
Nicole Thomas | 13 September, 2017, 00:32

This caused the city to see its highest storm surge flooding on record. The city's Memorial Park has turned into an unrecognizable lake. Hurricane Irma is being listed among the most powerful hurricanes as it sustained 185 mph winds for more than 24 hours.

"We're grateful that the brunt of the storm will miss us", Cooper said in a press conference Monday, "but our entire state will see some impacts from Irma and especially Western North Carolina".

Search and rescue teams in Florida are swinging into action as daylight reveals the extent of damage wreaked by Hurricane Irma. The islands were closed to the public Tuesday while damage is assessed, and several areas remain without water, power or communications, officials said.

Hurricane Irma is now in the history books in Florida but its wrath will be a constant reminder in the days, weeks and months ahead.

- Storm surge warnings in Florida, Georgia and SC mean "there is a danger of life-threatening inundation", the hurricane center said.

Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang. All of this is thanks to Irma, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm this morning as she continues to move inland. The entirety of the Florida Keys was under mandatory evacuation orders ahead of Irma.

An electrical worker repairs traffic lights in Naples, Florida.

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Despite not representing Dybala, Raiola told Rai Sport: 'In the end, Dybala will leave Juventus . "But one thing is simple". Allegri also praised Bosnian midfielder Pjanic, who also made an assist for Gonzalo Higuain's goal in the second half.

FPL said its two nuclear plants in Florida were safe.

10 people have been killed in Florida, Georgia and SC.

- More than 17,000 customers have already lost power in Savannah, Georgia. The military will distribute food and help evacuate 10,000 Keys residents who did not leave before the storm, the U.S. Department of Defense said.

"The storm related to Irma has been moving slower than expected, but is entering the Columbus area now".

Tomlinson signed a local state of emergency about 9 a.m. Monday and forwarded it to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's office. Across the Caribbean, more than 30 people were killed by Irma, including 10 in Cuba, state authorities announced on Monday.

The Miami waterfront, as well as the islands that make up the city, are used to flooding because much of the city is low lying and facing rising sea levels.

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