Coastal Georgia no longer under hurricane watch

Coastal Georgia no longer under hurricane watch

Coastal Georgia no longer under hurricane watch

Trump had expressed worry about the path of Hurricane Irma last week, saying that the storm bearing toward Florida was "not good".

FPl estimated that 4.1 million customers will be affected by power outages during Hurricane Irma. Its core was located about 105km south of Naples by 4am on Monday (NZT).

Many homes are without power and rebuilding homes and business will take time.

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville says storm surge flooding exceeds the record set in 1965 during Hurricane Dora.

Florida governor Rick Scott tweeted at 4:41 a.m. Sunday morning to warn residents of the storm surge.

Water rises up to a footpath by the Miami River.

Residents have fled large parts of Florida due to the threat of extreme winds and flash flooding.

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Bossert said officials took several flights over the Keys on Monday to try to assess the situation.

Hurricane Irma has already claimed at least 23 lives after smashing through a string of Caribbean islands earlier this week, including Barbuda, St. Martin, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where 1 million people were left without electricity. Hurricane Irma has proved to be incredibly unsafe.

No timetable was given for reopening the remainder of the Keys, which are linked by a series of causeways and bridges down to Key West, a popular tourist spot on the southern tip of Florida.

However, Irma is expected to fizzle out over land while Hurricane Jose will make a loop before moving west again. A man's body was pulled from his ute, which had crashed into a tree in the hurricane's high winds. In Riviera Beach, on Florida's east coast, winds partially ripped roofs off two apartment buildings, forcing rescuers to evacuate about 50 people from the complex, the city's mayor said. It gradually weakened to a tropical storm and then a tropical depression on Monday.

The storm had been downgraded to a Category 3 storm on Friday. A city employee in Columbia, South Carolina, died Monday after being critically injured in a auto crash as he responded to a report of a downed tree, the city said. The two are now in hospital.

Irma flooded streets, spawned tornadoes, knocked out power to millions of people across the state and snapped massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline.

Hurricane Irma Sunday afternoon made a second landfall in Florida as the full force of the storm began pummeling the state's Gulf Coast with deadly storm surge and torrential downpours. The upside is hurricane season slows down from here until the end of November, so everyone along the coasts should be able to breathe easy again in a few short months. More than 100,000 customers were without power in Georgia and over 80,000 in SC.

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