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Hurricane Irma: What you need to know

12 September 2017

Two to 4 inches of rain are expected, with locally higher totals possible.

Eric Silagy, the CEO of Florida Power & Light, said Irma caused the most widespread damage in the company's history. On Monday, Jacksonville on the state's north Atlantic Coast reported a surge of more than 5 feet of water, according to the National Weather Service. More than 100,000 were in the dark in Georgia.

As of 10 a.m. CDT Monday, Tropical Storm Irma was located about 70 miles east of Tallahassee, Fla., and was moving north-northwest at 17 mph.

Tonight should see lows near 59 with winds at 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts near 45. with a chance of rain and thunderstorms through the night.

Irma's fearsome winds reach Florida shores
The island is home to about 72,000 people. "And I knew that the cable box was hit, the tree came down and the whole house shook". But by the time Irma arrived in the middle of the night Monday, its winds were down to 100 miles per hour (161 kph) or less.

By Sunday morning, the Tampa-St.

Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but officials say it still poses a wind and flooding threat as it tracks northward. He also described downed power lines and other debris.

Hurricane Jose is lingering in the Atlantic as a category three hurricane, amid fears it could affect parts of the U.S. east coast later this week. "The surge is yet to be finished".

At least three deaths were reported in Florida in relation to the hurricane.

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One of the most powerful hurricanes ever to make US landfall has left millions of people across Florida without power.

The hurricane center is forecasting that storm surge could be the most dramatic in the Miami area and in Collier, Monroe and Lee counties, all of which could see surge higher than 9 feet above ground. House-to-house searches will begin Monday, and C-130 military cargo planes will bring emergency supplies to the Keys.

Numerous hurricane warnings and watches are in effect, including the Tampa Bay region and all of south Florida. But the storm won't have much moisture or strength left by the time it gets here, according to the National Weather Service.

Tropical storm warnings have been discontinued for the Florida Keys and surrounding areas, and the storm surge warning is discontinued for the Keys and Miami areas.

Florida power company says restoration 'will take weeks' after Irma
The airport tweeted late Sunday that it needs to assess the damage before deciding whether passenger flights can resume Tuesday. You don't have to worry about the former hurricane-now-tropical-storm hanging around the Sunshine State much longer.

Journalists covering the storm shared images and video that showed the power of these winds.