Hurricane Irma's Destructive Journey By The Numbers

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 13, 2017

"There is imminent danger of life-threatening storm surge flooding along much of the Florida west coast, including the Florida Keys, where a storm surge warning is in effect", the hurricane center said.

Here's how hurricane forecasters described Jose's potential unusual maneuver: "The steering pattern is expected to become rather dynamic, leading to a five-day forecast that shows Jose making a small anti-cyclonic loop over the open waters of the western Atlantic". "Maximum radius winds and the eye are moving over as we speak".

Here's a look at some of the destruction Irma left in her wake. That brings the total death toll in all areas affected by the storm to 55.

CAMILA DOMONOSKE, BYLINE: Good morning, Mary Louise. "The storm's surge can kill you". What was that like? "It's just going to get insane pretty quick".

"We all hung out last night together", he said.

I'm sure there is something else we could have done.

US President Donald Trump reviewed preparedness with his cabinet colleagues at Camp David in Maryland. Is that an issue in Fort Myers?

Two cranes have collapsed in high winds in the city.

The NHC earlier tweeted that people in the area of Naples and Marco Island should move away from the coast as storm surges of up to 15ft were possible.

"My concern right now is people - hopefully everyone has evacuated". So when a storm surge can hit, even if it's not as bad as the worst projections of 15 feet, it can still be extremely risky, and they move very quickly.

Hurricane Irma has weakened to a tropical storm after causing widespread damage on Caribbean islands and the USA state of Florida.

"The power's going to be out for a long time". There were just a few days to prepare.

Sewa International, one of the Indian-American organisations carrying out relief and rescue work, provided shelter to more than 300 families in the homes of its volunteers and members in and around Atlanta. "I know that the storm has weakened a lot, so I'm not too concerned".

While some evacuees from the Keys expressed anger at authorities refusing to allow them to return to their homes, the U.S. Defense Department said as many as 10,000 residents who had stayed put on the island may now be stranded and in need of evacuation. That was definitely one of - one of the big dangers.

"The Keys are going to take a while", Bossert told a regular White House briefing on Monday, adding: "I would expect that the Keys are not fit for re-entry for regular citizenry for weeks". The sheriff's office again, just like you said, reiterates that people should not be trying to travel on the roads yet.

Downed power lines: There are many power lines down, Bowden said, and the main power pole off the island also went down in the storm.

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