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Watch Live As Hurricane Irma Strikes Florida

Watch Live As Hurricane Irma Strikes Florida”

The Florida Panhandle, eastern Alabama, most of Georgia and southern SC are also expected to see tropical storm and hurricane conditions by Monday. Most of the outages are in Savannah, Ga., and the surrounding areas. But it took less than an hour for Irma to bring herself back up to speed - in this case, 155 mph and Category 5 - as the storm raged its way towards the peninsula.

Trump also approved Florida's request for emergency federal aid to help rebuild once Irma passes through.

The count of people killed by the storm in the Caribbean rose to 24 on Sunday with two new deaths reported on the Dutch portion of Saint Martin. Officials closed major bridges.

Forecasters said Irma, a hurricane of remarkable size and power that already has battered islands across the Caribbean, would approach South Florida by Sunday morning and is likely to slam into its southern tip before tracking north across a heavily populated area. A tropical storm warning was issued for the first time ever in Atlanta, some 200 miles from the sea.

Reports of tornado-like damage began to emerge at the Keys, where the total water level was three feet above normal.

Perhaps the most startling sight, very similar to the images that came out of Hurricane Harvey's arrival in the greater Houston area two weeks ago, is that of massive flooding that's turned Miami's streets into nothing less than urban rivers.

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, Sunday morning, hitting the Keys around 9 a.m.

Florida Power & Light reported the numbers Sunday afternoon.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reported that the center of core of Irma is about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Key West. Schools in the state planned to close Monday.

"We're going to get 100-mile-an hour (160kph) winds", said Bob Korosec, an 83-year-old retiree who planned to ride out the storm with his wife in their St Petersburg home. Two more were killed in a auto crash in Hardee County.

An estimated 127,000 people are huddling in shelters across Florida as the storm continues its progress along a low-lying string of islands. Cities flooded, power lines were downed and trees were uprooted across the state. Gov.

More than 2,000 flights in and out of Florida were canceled yesterday, according to tracking service FlightAware.com, and ground transport was scrambled by millions fleeing for safety. He said 19,500 electric workers have been deployed in the restoration effort.

Some 166,000 people in Georgia, including more than 17,000 in the city of Savannah, lost power as the outer bands of the storm lashed the state.

It has put out a hurricane watch and warning for nearly all of the state into Georgia and SC - an area where about 20 million people live.



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