Monday: Irma downgraded to tropical storm after shoving past Tampa Bay

James Marshall
September 13, 2017

But there was some good news: There are no known fatalities on the Keys, Newman said. This video shows exactly how devastating the winds and water can be from one of Florida's most populous cities - Miami.

Even though the company has deployed roughly 20,000 workers to help speed up restoration efforts, Silagy says that it will take days, if not weeks, for many residents to get back online.

- Irma continues to weaken as it moves over northern Florida, the National Hurricane Center said.

This is for the potential of life-threatening, 5-10 feet of storm surge from Hurricane Irma as it moves closer to Florida.

Authorities are reporting the first death in SC related to Tropical Storm Irma.

Officials feared the worst was yet to come with Jose heading toward the Caribbean, but the storm veered north without causing much damage.

About 60cm of water has been seen in Miami's financial district, where one major street resembled a river, but the worst damage is expected on the west coast. Affected states include Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. Local officials will let you know when it is safe to go out.

The death toll across the Caribbean from Hurricane Irma climbed Sunday while fears of more damage from Hurricane Jose eased as the latter storm turned northward.

"I'm anxious about my school", said Sabrina, an evacuee.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has already declared a state emergency for all 159 counties as Irma barrels toward the state.

The National Weather Service in Atlanta issued a tropical storm watch for the area Monday and Tuesday. Georgia Power, the state's largest utility, reported that by itself it had 389,000 customers without power.

That risk extended to the coast of Georgia and parts of SC.

FPL chose to shut only one of the two reactors at its Turkey Point nuclear plant on Saturday because the storm track shifted, and plans to leave both reactors at the St. Lucie plant in service because hurricane force winds are no longer expected to hit the sites. In addition, the authorities in Florida have confirmed that at least three people were killed by Irma in the state.

This is the first year on record that the continental United States has had two Category 4 hurricane landfalls in the same year.

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