Hurricane Irma's power leaves Florida powerless

Hurricane Irma's power leaves Florida powerless

The National Hurricane Center's forecasts for Irma consist of a timeline for when the center of the storm will be located in a certain spot at a certain time.

As Florida struggles to resupply gas stations drained by Hurricane Irma evacuees, a growing number of stations in Georgia and SC are running out of fuel as the storm moves north.

That's because some islands are extremely hard to access.

US Virgin Islands: Damage to infrastructure was said to be widespread, with four deaths confirmed.

Large debris is blocking access, and a 150-foot stretch "has some buckling", Newman said.

"I have no idea, but I'm trying to stay positive", Rose said.

Some 6.3 million people in the state were told to evacuate before Irma arrived.

Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long said Hurricane Irma is going to pose challenges for first responders.

As Hurricane Irma continues to slam Florida with heavy rain and winds, the National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on another major hurricane.

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".

NWS: Biggest Hurricane Irma Local Impact Will Be Gusty Winds
Six deaths in Florida have been blamed on Irma , which first hit the state Sunday as a powerful Category 4 hurricane. Alabama's Emergency Management Agency said wind gusts at 9 a.m. were 40 miles per hour in southern Alabamba and Gov.

The storm left more than 5.7 million customers without power and littered the state with downed trees, downed power lines and standing water.

The storm did some $20bn to $40bn in damage to insured property as it tore through Florida, catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide estimated. But Shiveley said the water never crested over the city's barriers. However, South Carolina will see more rain and a higher effect for severe weather Monday and this pattern will continue north towards the North Carolina coast into Tuesday.

The takeaway for Floridians: "Don't be in a hurry to come back", he said.

"They told me there is definitely water in the downstairs apartment, which is me", said Keeney, who works as a hotel concierge. Florida Power and Light said it had "safely shut down" one of two nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point power plant.

Hurricane Irma made multiple landfalls over the past week, devastating islands in the Caribbean before reaching Florida on Sunday morning.

As of this morning, 125 rescues have been made from floodwaters in Orange County, Florida, officials said. More than 200,000 people in SC don't have power because of the storm.

-No governor had ever declared a state of emergency in all 159 Georgia counties before Gov. Nathan Deal did so in advance of Irma.

Some of the state's biggest attractions have announced temporary closures, including amusement park giants Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, Legoland and Sea World, which all planned to close through Monday.

More than 22,000 miles above the surface of Earth, a new weather satellite run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration captured high-resolution imagery of three risky hurricanes moving across the Atlantic Ocean over the past week.

People are only barely starting to reckon with the damage that Hurricane Harvey brought to the Gulf Coast, but there's already another storm brewing out in the middle of the Atlantic.

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