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Millions disconnected from electricity in Florida, Georgia

12 September 2017

After the Keys, Irma crossed over warm waters and hit the USA mainland near the beach town of Marco Island.

"From 3 to 5 a.m. we'll have high tide and the winds will pull all of that water back onto shore", said Storm Team 8 meteorologist Leigh Spann. The storm swamped much of downtown Miami and toppled at least three constructions cranes - two over downtown Miami and one in Fort Lauderdale, the Associated Press reported.

The storm's impact was widespread.

Overnight, Irma was downgraded to a category 2 storm, but continued to wreak havoc along the west coast.

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.

Florida's coastal and southern areas have been evacuated since last week with a record 6.3 million people leaving their homes.

A large area of the state's east and west coasts remained vulnerable to storm surges, when hurricanes push ocean water dangerously over normal levels.

Forecasters were reluctant late Monday afternoon to predict the storm's intensity or threat to the mainland beyond Saturday.

As many as 9,000 flights to and from Florida were canceled due to Irma, USA Today reported, citing numbers from FlightAware.

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Betting odds surrounding the Vikings' home opener are in favor of the home side with bet365 Sports posting odds of 1.62. Vikings receiver Adam Thielen had nine catches for 157 yards. "And I see that for what it is", Peterson said .

"We're going to Florida very soon", said the president alongside first lady Melania Trump outside the White House on Sunday.

Hurricane Irma continues to wreak havoc over Florida.

There's a tropical storm warning from Bonita Beach to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line, Jupiter Inlet to the South Santee River, and Lake Okeechobee, the NHC said.

Although the storm has weakened, it's still forecast to hit Georgia with gusts of wind, torrential rain, and possible flooding. State government will be closed Monday and Tuesday for all employees except essential personnel.

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Hurricane Irma has weakened after cutting a path of destruction through the Caribbean and Florida, but it's still threatening more devastation as it heads toward Georgia.

Millions disconnected from electricity in Florida, Georgia