WHAT'S HAPPENING: Irma parting shot: Floods, South in misery
WHAT'S HAPPENING: Irma parting shot: Floods, South in misery
Irma means a dreary day in Triangle; chance for floods to west
13 September, 2017, 04:26
Even as Irma was shredding large portions of Georgia on Monday, Georgia was shredding large portions of Irma.
Winds knocked a utility pole and power lines onto a sheriff's cruiser late yesterday in Polk County east of Tampa, illustrating the unsafe conditions for emergency personnel.
"What we feared the most was the surge", he said today on MSNBC.
The first aerial images have come in of the extensive damage left by Hurricane Irma in South Florida and the Florida Keys, where county administrators said an "astounding recovery effort" that will soon involve an aircraft carrier is beginning Monday. He says he hopes everyone who stayed behind survived Irma.
Irma wreaked havoc over almost the entire Florida peninsula from the southernmost Keys to the Georgia line, from the Atlantic to the Gulf coasts.
During a press briefing on Monday, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said the Florida Keys "are going to take a while" and likely won't be "fit for re-entry for regular citizens for weeks". Naples' mayor says his city, which mostly is without power, faces a "massive cleanup" as many trees are down and streets are flooded. Jacksonville was hit with flash flooding as the St. Johns River rose to record levels. All around the region, more than 7 million homes and businesses lost power at one point from Irma's passage, the brunt of the outages occurring in Florida.
Night-time curfews have been imposed in areas such as Miami, where 13 people were arrested on suspicion of looting. A half dozen states - Ohio, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Delaware and Oklahoma - saw gas prices drop by one to six cents. Georgia Power said 45,000 of their Gwinnett customers were without power.
"Don't drive over down power lines, into standing or moving water, and make sure you have a good spare tire", a representative said. Affected states include Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.
In the Jacksonville area, close to the Georgia line, storm surge brought some of the worst flooding ever seen there, with at least 46 people pulled from swamped homes.
The hurricane was responsible for at least 26 deaths, including 10 in Cuba, as it passed through Caribbean island nations.
And Florida Hospital, a health provider in the state, said it plans to reopen many of its impacted facilities on Tuesday or Wednesday.
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As a result of the cancellation, the Hoosiers will look to find an opponent for October 7, their originally scheduled bye week. IN was set to host Florida International on Saturday, but both schools announced Monday night that the game has been canceled.
Those said to have been detained included Salman al-Auda, a prominent Muslim preacher and member of the IUMS's board of trustees. There are reports that exiled Saudi opposition activists have called for demonstrations on Friday the 15 September.
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.
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The storm gradually lost strength, weakening to a category one hurricane overnight, the National Hurricane Center said . After making landfall on Marco Island earlier Sunday, Hurricane Irma is now moving northward near Fort Myers.
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 .
Wednesday looks to have a few morning showers and then there is a chance for pop-up storms in the afternoon. Temperatures will steadily warm back into the low 90s through the middle and second half fo the week.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its 2 a.m. advisory that Irma was about 25 miles northeast of the Tampa-St. Sunday as forecasts are locking in on a path that includes the Keys, southwestern Florida and the Tampa Bay region.
Irma forces SC captive conference delay
As of 5 p.m., Irma was about 150 miles south of Atlanta, moving north-northwest at 17 mph with sustained winds of 50 mph. The center of Irma will move into southwestern Georgia later today, and move into eastern Alabama Tuesday morning.
Irma begins assault on Florida Keys
He said the water, electricity and sewage systems in the Keys were non-operational, and that trailer parks had been "overturned". 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.
'Monster' fatberg blocks sewer in London
Mr Rimmer warned that fatbergs are not inevitable and that London's residents have a role to play in preventing their formation. Sewer workers investigating the 'berg say that over time it has solidified, and is now as hard to remove as concrete.
Hurricane Irma leaves Florida powerless, moves north
An unusually large hurricane, Irma left an exceptional swath of damage on both Florida coasts and almost everywhere in between. Expected to be even more unsafe than the powerful winds are the storm surges that threaten Florida's coastal cities.
Bangladesh attempts to put pressure on Myanmar
At least three have been wounded in land mine blasts, and dozens have drowned when boats capsized during sea crossings. The Rohingya have always been subjected to discrimination in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, which denies them citizenship.
Storm Katia weakens after hitting Mexico
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.
Hurricane Katia slams into Mexico's Veracruz state
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.
Irma closes in with Tampa, not Miami, in the crosshairs
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its 2 a.m. advisory that Irma was about 25 miles northeast of the Tampa-St. The hurricane carried maximum sustained winds of up to 295 kph when it crashed into Barbuda island on Wednesday.
Hurricane Jose Is Category 1, Continues to Weaken
Hurricane Jose main weakened into a Category 1 storm Tuesday morning as it turned eastward, the National Hurricane Center said. Regardless of Jose's exact track, there will be beach concerns up and down the East Coast as the storm churns offshore.
Too early to tell if Hurricane Jose could hit Florida
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.