Eye of Storm Hits Florida Keys — Hurricane Irma


Irma was expected to roar up Florida's western coast through the day yesterday, with hurricane-force winds extending about 129km from its center.

Due to Jose's more northerly route, islands such as Antigua and Barbuda, ravaged by Irma, dodged the worse of the second storm, according to the New York Times.

"You will not survive all this storm surge", Gov. Scott said Saturday. Jose is expected to weaken to a Category 1 hurricane in the next 48 hours and slow down and loop around over the open Atlantic.

"To clarify, DO NOT shoot weapons @ #Irma". Protecting life is our top priority.

"I never envisioned this event becoming some kind of crazy idea larger than myself". "I urge everyone to check on their neighbors, family and friends". You need to listen to local evacuation orders.

"Possessions can be replaced". "Your life may be at risk".

Hurricane Irma made its way inland this weekend, slamming into the west coast of Florida before advancing north, and its while it's now been downgraded to tropical storm status, it's still causing plenty of headaches for residents and travelers.

Southwest Florida is sometimes called "surge central" by storm experts.

At least 25 people have died in the Caribbean due to Irma.

Mr Trump said all of America grieves for the lives already lost.

Cuba sustained a major hit the storm as Irma passed over it on Saturday, but it was too early to say how much damage the storm inflicted.

A video from The Weather Channel shows what different categories of storms do to homes, with the hurricane currently affecting Florida listed as a Category 4 storm.

The city's crane warning is just the most surprising reminder that Hurricane Irma could be an unprecedented test for Miami-Dade County. "You cannot drive through it and you cannot stand in it. It will sweep buildings away".

The phenomenon occurred in the Bahamas too... The agency received 41 medical calls, but was able to transport only three people to the hospital, including a child with fever and a man who was bleeding heavily because of a deep cut on his arm, Gomez said. "You're on your own until we can actually get in there".

It will head towards the west coast of the state peninsula on Monday, The Washington Post reported, quoting the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

There were a couple of guys in the Keys as the storm made landfall there this morning.

A slightly less dire 2016 study by CoreLogic estimated that about 450,000 Tampa homes-one-third of the total-are vulnerable to hurricane flooding.

He added that the city was putting a 6 p.m curfew in place.