Irma Weakens to Tropical Depression - National Hurricane Center

Sep 14, 2017, 00:16
Irma Weakens to Tropical Depression - National Hurricane Center

"Pray, pray for everybody in Florida", Gov. Rick Scott said on "Fox News Sunday" as more than 160,000 people waited out Irma in shelters statewide.

Central Florida: Tropical-storm force winds and hurricane-force gusts were fairly widespread Sunday evening.

A third construction crane has toppled in Florida in the powerful winds of Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, but the damage is already done.

By Monday afternoon, about 250,000 customers lacked power across the state. It still is producing hurricane-force wind gusts in excess of 74 miles per hour, however.

Ports from South Florida to SC are slowly reopening, bringing back goods and fuel supplies to the region.

"You can't survive these storm surges", he said.

The massive storm triggered evacuation orders for 5.6 million people before it made two landfalls in the state Sunday.

Irma has now weakened to a tropical storm as it heads towards southern Georgia, and forecasts also suggest that SC and Alabama are in its path. Nonetheless areas of Tennessee, Alabama and western MS are expected to receive heavy rain as the tropical storm passes through.

Michael Rivers of North Lauderdale, Fla., said losing power took him from "anxious before and during the storm, to bored and angry after due to the loss of power.it's hot". The hashtag "Recover813" is being utilized on social media to help officials see the scale of damage caused by the storm. It doesn't mean it doesn't exist. "We are trying to do everything that we can to get people safe", he said. Storm surge flooding in downtown Jacksonville exceeded a record set during a 1964 hurricane by at least 1 foot, according to the National Weather Service.

More than 120 homes were being evacuated early Monday in just outside Orlando as floodwaters started to pour in. And an airborne relief mission, led by C-130 military cargo planes, was gearing up to bring emergency supplies to the Keys.

There has been some flooding in the centre of Naples but it is believed to be fresh water.

One death in Florida, of a man killed in an auto accident during the storm, has been blamed on Irma and another death in south Georgia.

"I've been in Miami Beach for two years, which is prone to flooding, but this is completely out of the norm", Kiener told ABC News.

John Huston, who stayed in his Key Largo home, watched his yard flood even before the arrival of high tide.

Rolling Stonereports when Irma was swirling away as a category five storm, the sheer energy output was like nothing we've ever seen in the modern world. "Shingles are coming off".

Irma made landfall at Cudjoe Key in the lower Florida Keys at 9:10 a.m.

Gastesi says they are "prepared for the worst". "And here we are". Ten people were killed on the French island of Saint Barthélémy - known colloquially as St Barts - and on the French part of Saint Martin which it shares with the Netherlands.

Meanwhile, French president Emmanuel Macron arrived on the French territories in the Caribbean that were ravaged by the storm last week, promising further aid for the region.

"I've been here with other storms, other hurricanes".

"I will tell you in no uncertain terms - and I am not going to sugarcoat it - this is going to be a hard storm", Buckhorn said at the news conference. "Let's just say a prayer we hope we make it through". And Florida's governor activated all 7,000 members of the Florida National Guard, and 10,000 guardsmen from elsewhere were being deployed. More than 100,000 were in the dark in Georgia. But the NHC warned that Irma has a very large wind field.

But on Saturday, all that changed when Irma's course shifted.

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