Here's Everything That Happened with Hurricane Irma This Weekend

Brunilde Fioravanti
Settembre 13, 2017

She said, as the tropical storm moves through, wind speeds will decrease. We won't have hurricane force winds in the state, but tropical storm force winds are possible for parts of the state.

The governor described overturned mobile homes, washed-ashore boats and rampant flood damage.

Irma made landfall on the Florida Keys as a Category 4 hurricane Sunday, but the full extent of the damage there is still unknown.

A tropical storm warning was issued for the first time ever in Atlanta, and school was canceled in communities around the state.

Tropical storm warnings were are in effect for the Lowcountry of SC. "Do continue to stay updated on the weather in your area, and do make sure to have a plan if weather conditions worsen".

The storm made a second Florida landfall at Marco Island, on Sunday, and tore across the Florida Keys early Sunday morning.

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

The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center warned of life-threatening storm surges "Expected in areas of onshore winds along the Florida west coast".

"[Trump] called to stress the federal government's willingness to help in any way it can when the storm reaches Tennessee", Haslam spokeswoman Jennifer Donnals told the Nashville Tennessean. That's 62 percent of the state's power customers, and there are several counties where 80-90 percent of customers are without power.

Six deaths in Florida have been blamed on Irma, along with three in Georgia and one in SC.

Naples was among the Florida cities pummeled by Hurricane Irma on September 10 - coincidentally the same day that Hurricane Donna devastated Naples 57 years ago, according to David Fralick, the city's communications manager.

- In Venice, Florida, the water plant was shut down after it was damaged by the storm. "In some cases the bridge structures may not be safe to cross over", Long said on MSNBC. By 2 a.m. ET, it had sustained winds of 85 mph with its center 25 miles northeast of Tampa.

The Caribbean saw scenes of catastrophic destruction, a preview of what Florida faces as the onslaught brought about by Hurricane Irma continues, as shown in the video below. About 155,000 people had taken refuge in 573 shelters across the state.

A storm surge flooded Jacksonville's downtown area, and JEA, the city's electric utility, reported at least 267,000 customers were without power.

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