Weakened Irma pummels Florida — live updates

A vast but enervated Hurricane Irma zeroed in on the Tampa Bay segment early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, purgation floodwaters and widespread energy outages.

Irma continued its toil north along Florida’s western seashore having blazed a trail of different destruction. With communication cut to some of the Florida Keys, where Irma finished landfall Sunday, and severe conditions nutritious opposite the peninsula, many held their exhale for what illumination competence reveal. 

Irma roared by the Florida Keys on Sunday with punishing winds before pulling its way north, flooding streets, spawning tornadoes, knocking out energy to some-more than 3 million people opposite the state and gnawing vast construction cranes over the Miami skyline.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) pronounced in its 2 a.m. advisory that Irma was about 25 miles northeast of the Tampa-St. Petersburg segment would continue moving north over the western Florida peninsula by Monday morning and then into the southeastern United States late Monday and Tuesday. 

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Streets had emptied opposite the bottom half of the Florida peninsula, and some 127,000 people were huddled in shelters.  

Late Sunday afternoon, Irma finished landfall on Marco Island as a Category 3 storm. The NHC in Miami pronounced Irma’s absolute eye roared ashore at Marco Island just south of Naples with 115 mph winds, for a second U.S. landfall at 3:35 p.m. Sunday. Category 3 storms have winds from 111 to 129 mph, but a 130-mph breeze breeze was recently reported by the Marco Island Police Department.

There were no reliable deaths blamed on the charge in the U.S. as of late Sunday evening. The charge left at slightest 27 people upheld as it tore across the Caribbean.

“I know the winds are going to be very harmful and life threatening. But I’m also very endangered about the charge surge,” Gov. Rick Scott pronounced on “Face the Nation.”

While the projected lane showed Irma raking the state’s Gulf Coast, forecasters warned that the whole state — including the Miami civil area of 6 million people — was in extreme hazard since of the perfect distance of the storm.

Nearly 7 million people in the Southeast were warned to evacuate, including 6.4 million in Florida alone.

Follow along next for live updates on the storm. All times are Eastern unless differently noted.

2:38 a.m., Sept. 11: Irma downgraded to Category 1 nearby Tampa

Irma enervated to a Category 1 charge as the vast hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay segment early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, purgation floodwaters and widespread energy outages. 

The hurricane’s limit sustained winds enervated to 85 mph with additional weakening expected.

As of 2 a.m. EDT, the charge was centered about 25 miles northeast of Tampa and moving north-northwest nearby 15 mph. 

More than 160,000 people waited in shelters statewide early on Monday morning. 

11 p.m.: Hurricane Irma nears Tampa as Category 2 storm

Hurricane Irma stays a dangerous Category 2 hurricane despite weakening a bit some-more to 100 mph. It’s now temperament down on the Tampa-St. Petersburg region.

NHC expelled its latest advisory to report that Irma’s eye is about 50 miles southeast of Tampa and moving at a quick clip of 14 mph. Still a vast hurricane, its pleasant charge force winds extend out 415 miles.


Hurricane Irma’s forecasted trail as seen from the National Hurricane Center’s latest 11 p.m. advisory on Sun., Sept. 10, 2017.

Forecasters contend they consultant Irma’s core to stay internal over Florida and then pierce into Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

They also design Irma to break serve into a pleasant charge over distant northern Florida or southern Georgia on Monday as it speeds up its brazen motion. The hurricane core says the charge is still life-threatening with dangerous charge surge, breeze and complicated rains.

10:52 p.m.: University of Tampa students seat down in dorms

CBS News match Don Champion spoke with students from the University of Tampa who motionless to stay in their dormitories via Hurricane Irma since the comforts were rated for Category 5 storms and they felt very safe.

Gusts have been reported up to 50 mph and officials are awaiting a charge swell for up to 6 feet. This is a city that is very flood disposed so city officials are warning folks that the hazard from Irma is distant from over, Champion reports. 

10:25 p.m.: 3rd construction derrick falls to Irma’s winds

A third construction derrick has toppled in Florida in the absolute winds of Hurricane Irma.

Officials contend it happened at a devise on Fort Lauderdale beach during the charge Sunday.

Officials with developer The Related Group told the Sun-Sentinel the derrick fall caused no injuries and did not seem to repairs anything else.

Two other cranes defeated progressing in Miami as Irma swirled up the state.


A derrick burst in downtown Miami as Hurricane Irma changed by the city.

9:18 p.m.: Miami International Airport sustains “significant water damage”

Miami International Airport will be sealed Monday after nutritious “significant water damage” on Sunday from Hurricane Irma’s absolute gusts of scarcely 100 mph, Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio González announced on Twitter.

The airport expects to start operations with singular schedules Tuesday.

8:57 p.m.: 3.3M Floridians but power

More than 3.3 million homes and businesses have lost energy in Florida as Hurricane Irma moves up the peninsula. The widespread outages widen from the Florida Keys all the way into executive Florida.

Florida Power Light, the state’s largest electric utility, pronounced there were scarcely 1 million business but energy in Miami-Dade County alone. The energy outages are approaching to boost as the charge edges serve north. 

There are scarcely 7 million residential business in the state.

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Guests of the Candlewood Suites lay in the run and demeanour out the front entrance, after the hotel lost power, as Hurricane Irma hits in Fort Myers, Fla., on Sun., Sept. 10, 2017.

8:26 p.m.: Manatees discovered after low tide in Sarasota Bay

Hurricane Irma pulled water from Sarasota Bay on Sunday afternoon and left several manatees stuck in knee-deep mud.

A few residents in the area came to the rescue, fixation them on vast immature tarp and pulling them some-more than 100 yards back into the water.

After apropos restless, Marcelo Clavejo checked out the brook nearby Whitfield where he beheld the manatees on the flats. “So we went for a float and finished up saving two manatees,” Clavejo posted on Facebook.


Florida residents rescue manatees stranded by a low tide.

8:15 p.m.: Irma moves toward Fort Myers

The National Hurricane Center pronounced in its 8 p.m. advisory that Hurricane Irma is moving northward nearby Fort Myers and that dangerous charge surges are approaching in areas of onshore winds along the Florida west coast. Irma was 15 miles east-northeast of Fort Myers and about 30 miles southeast of Port Charlotte.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to 105 mph, according to NHC and is moving north at about 14 mph.

Irma’s eye should pierce nearby or over the west seashore of the Florida Peninsula by Monday morning, the core says. Irma should the pierce internal over northern Florida and southwestern Georgia on Monday afternoon.

Irma is approaching to sojourn a hurricane by Monday morning — and that hurricane-force winds extend external up to 80 miles from the core — and tropical-storm-force winds extend external up to 220 miles.


Hurricane Irma’s forecasted trail as of 8 p.m. ET on Sun., Sept. 10, 2017.

7:26 p.m.: Roof leaks as thousands preserve in Germain Arena

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says water began leaking by the roof at the Germain Arena preserve in Estero just as the eye of Hurricane Irma drew near.

Thousands of evacuees have swarming into the minor-league hockey stadium, which seats about 8,400 people and is being used as a shelter.

The sheriff’s bureau pronounced on Facebook that authorities are monitoring the problem and that the trickery is stable.

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In this photo taken on Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, evacuees mount in line to enter the Germain Arena, which is being used as a fallout preserve in Estero, Fla. 

7:20 p.m.: Miami-Dade schools to sojourn closed

Miami-Dade County Public Schools will sojourn sealed until serve notice, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho announced late Sunday.

“Due to doubt surrounding preserve closings inability to inspect/make repairs, [Miami-Dade County Public Schools] sojourn sealed [until] serve notice,” Carvalho pronounced on the Facebook.

Earlier Sunday, Carvalho pronounced serve announcements would be finished per “shelter closures, school site inspections and workforce readiness.”

7:00 p.m.: Storm swell could repairs 455,000 Tampa Bay homes

Hurricane Irma should be moving directly over the Tampa Bay area around 12 a.m. on Monday. Residents of the rarely populated area are fearing the worst.

A report by CoreLogic, the global skill information firm, found scarcely 455,000 Tampa Bay homes could be shop-worn by charge surges, the many of any major U.S. metro area other than Miami and New York. Rebuilding those homes could cost $81 billion.
Tampa Bay is exposed since the brook acts as a flue for charge surges, forcing water into slight channels with nowhere else to go.

6:36 p.m.: Water levels arise in Naples

Water levels are rising fast in Naples, Florida, from Hurricane Irma’s storm surge, the National Hurricane Center pronounced Sunday evening. A sovereign tide sign in Naples reported a 7 foot arise of water in just 90 minutes.

A breeze breeze of 142 mph was available at the Naples Municipal Airport as the charge kept its top sustained breeze speed of 110 mph.
Irma has picked up brazen speed and is moving internal at 14 mph and its eye is about 25 miles south southeast of Fort Myers.


The National Weather Service and NOAA provides a demeanour at ubiquitous areas in Florida that can knowledge charge swell and flooding as seen on Sun., Sept. 10, 2017. 

5:30 p.m.: Trump approves disaster stipulation for Florida

President Trump authorized a major disaster stipulation for Florida and systematic sovereign assist to help the state, 

Residents and business owners who sustained waste in the designated counties can start requesting for assistance by induction online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by job 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the conference and debate impaired.

The sovereign supervision will also repay counties for emergency protecting measures — including depletion and sheltering costs and much of the costs for waste removal.

5:15 p.m.: Irma approaches Naples, Florida, as Category 2 storm

The NHC pronounced in its 5 p.m. advisory that Hurricane Irma is about 5 miles north of Naples, Florida, and about 30 miles south-southeast of Ft. Myers, Florida. The charge has limit sustained winds nearby 110 mph, the core said.

Irma is moving toward the north nearby 14 mph and a north-northwestward suit with an boost in brazen speed is approaching by tonight, with that suit stability by Monday.

On the foresee track, the eye of Irma should pierce nearby or over the west seashore of the Florida Peninsula by Monday morning, according to the NHC. Irma should then pierce internal over northern Florida and southwestern Georgia Monday afternoon.

NHC says Irma is approaching to sojourn a hurricane at slightest by Monday morning.


Hurricane Irma’s forecasted trail as of 5 p.m. ET on Sun., Sept. 10, 2017.

3: 38 p.m.: More than 2.1 million but energy in Florida

More than 2.1 million business have lost energy in Florida with Hurricane Irma distinguished the state.  Florida Power Light reported the numbers Sunday afternoon. The utility, which services much of south Florida, says some-more than 845,000 of those business are in Miami-Dade County. Duke Energy, the widespread application in the northern half of Florida, has about 13,000 outages with the outdoor bands of Irma unconditional opposite the region.

3:15 p.m.: Irma disrupts Congress’ work schedule

Hurricane Irma is inspiring the House of Representative’s work report in Washington. A notice from the House infancy leader’s bureau says the House now doesn’t devise to take any votes Monday since of “the vast series of absences” as a outcome of the storm. The first votes of the week are approaching Tuesday evening. The House care will keep tabs on the conditions and announce updates as necessary.

3:10 p.m.: Second derrick collapses in Miami

Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso says a second building derrick has collapsed into a building under construction in the city’s downtown area. Alfonso told The Associated Press that the derrick collapsed in a vast growth with mixed towers being built by Grand Paraiso.

3:00 p.m.: Tornadoes reported

The the National Weather Service Miami-South Florida tweeted that a hurricane had been reported at Fort Lauderdale International Airport:

Meanwhile, an apparent hurricane spun off by Irma broken 6 mobile homes in Palm Bay, hundreds of miles divided along the state’s Atlantic coast.  

1:55 p.m.: Utility says it will take weeks to revive power

Florida Power Light says it will be weeks, not days, before electricity is entirely easy since of the repairs being finished by Hurricane Irma.

Spokesman Rob Gould pronounced Sunday that an estimated 3.4 million homes and businesses will remove energy once the misfortune of Irma reaches the Florida mainland. He expects thousands of miles of poles and lines will need to be replaced, quite on the Gulf coast. 

1:10 p.m.: Trump receives lecture on Hurricane Irma

The White House says President Donald Trump has perceived a “comprehensive update” on Hurricane Irma. Mr. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and several Cabinet members participated in the lecture from Camp David — the presidential preserve where Trump has spent the weekend monitoring the storm.

Other administration officials assimilated in from the White House or Federal Emergency Management Agency domicile in Washington. Pence and several Cabinet secretaries are formulation to revisit FEMA domicile after Sunday.

1 p.m.: Irma’s winds block entrance to defeated derrick site

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A derrick atop a high-rise under construction in downtown Miami collapsed Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, amid clever winds from Hurricane Irma.

High winds are stopping Miami authorities’ ability to strech a construction crane defeated by Hurricane Irma. The derrick fell onto a high-rise building that’s under construction. It’s in a bayfront area filled with hotels and high-rise condo and bureau buildings, nearby AmericanAirlines Arena.

Miami-Dade County Director of Communications Mike Hernandez pronounced emergency crew couldn’t immediately respond to the stage since of high winds. Authorities urged people to equivocate the area after the Sunday morning collapse. It wasn’t transparent if there were any injuries.

Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso pronounced the approximately two-dozen other cranes in the city are still honest and built to withstand poignant breeze gusts. The building cranes operative on construction sites via the city were a concern brazen of Irma. Moving the vast equipment, weighing up to 30,000 pounds, is a delayed routine that would have taken about two weeks, according to city officials.

12:30 p.m. Florida senator: Irma has intensity to be “worst-case scenario”

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, pronounced Sunday that for those vital in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and the Tampa Bay region, Hurricane Irma has the intensity to be the “sort of worst-case unfolding that meteorologists and emergency planners dread.”

There is “virtually no partial of Florida that is not going to be impacted by the storm,” Rubio pronounced on “Face the Nation.”

11:25 a.m.: Trump speaks with governors in Irma’s path

President Donald Trump has oral with the governors of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee as Hurricane Irma moves north. All 4 states could be influenced by the storm, which struck the Florida Keys on Sunday.

The White House says Mr. Trump spoke with the officials Sunday from the Camp David presidential retreat, where he was spending the weekend. Mr. Trump has been in unchanging agreement with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio over the past week. Chief of staff John Kelly spoke Sunday with Florida Sen. Bill Nelson.


Hurricane Irma foresee trail as of 2 p.m. ET on Sun., Sept. 10, 2017.

10:20 a.m.: Atlanta gets 1st ever pleasant charge warning

For the first time, a pleasant charge warning has been released for the city of Atlanta.  The National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, pronounced Sunday it was the first time such a warning had been released for the metro Atlanta area. High breeze warnings have been released in prior storms. The warning means that pleasant charge conditions are approaching within the next 36 hours. Peak winds were approaching to strech 30 to 40 mph with gusts of up to 55 mph.

9:45 a.m.: More than 1 million remove power

Florida application officials contend some-more than 1 million business have lost power as Hurricane Irma hits the state.  Florida Power Light Company pronounced that scarcely 1.1 million business statewide were but energy Sunday morning. About 574,000 of those outages were in Miami-Dade County, while there were 360,000 in Broward and scarcely 136,000 in Palm Beach County.

9:30 a.m.: Irma creates landfall

Hurricane Irma has finished landfall on Cudjoe Key in the reduce Florida Keys. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami pronounced the storm’s core finished landfall at 9:10 a.m. Its top sustained winds are 130 mph.

8:15 a.m.: Hurricane Irma’s core staid to blow opposite Florida Keys, forecasters say

The U.S. National Hurricane Center pronounced in a open advisory that the core of the charge remained offshore but was going to make landfall soon. The charge was centered about 20 miles easterly of Key West, and it was moving north-northwest at 8 mph.

The charge had limit sustained winds of 130 mph. The National Weather Service reported breeze gusts of 90 mph nearby its Key West office. After attack the Florida Keys, Irma was foresee to pierce up the state’s Gulf Coast after Sunday.

8:05 a.m.: Tornado warnings issued

The National Weather Service in Miami has released hurricane warnings for a far-reaching swath of Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties in South Florida.

Officials contend the rope of rain and hurricane producing cells is moving quickly. There have been no reports of tornadoes touching down.

Authorities are propelling people to stay inside until the charge passes.

“Due to extreme sustained winds rescue teams are no longer means to respond. Stay inside and Stay protected until the charge has passed,” the City of Miami Beach tweeted.

In a Facebook post early Sunday, Key West Police urged people who stayed for the hurricane to sojourn where they took preserve until the charge had upheld completely. They also urged people not to go outward when the eye of the charge is over there area, a time duration when conditions can seem deceptively calm.

6:55 a.m.: St. Petersburg now in Irma’s crosshairs

With Hurricane Irma churning toward the Florida Key’s and the southernmost tip of the mainland on Sunday morning, Florida Power Light pronounced some-more than 250,000 homes and businesses were already but energy by 6:30 a.m. in Miami-Dade county — an hour before the charge was even approaching to make landfall. Another 97,370 outages were reported in Broward.

The outages were blamed mostly on high winds gnawing energy lines and holding out transformers.

12:40 a.m., Sept. 10: National Hurricane Center tweaks forecast

The National Hurricane Center’s latest tweak to Irma’s forecasted lane has the charge hugging the Florida’s west seashore off Fort Myers, but presumably not making landfall there before moving back to the Gulf of Mexico. By moving the likely lane a few essential miles west, the charge would be means to recover strength over water before its deadliest winds hit St. Petersburg and Clearwater, rather than the some-more populated Tampa.

After that, the charge is now approaching to dress the seashore again a bit north of Horseshoe Beach, then finally go internal around Fish Creek, northwest of Ocala, with a hurricane-force breeze margin good over 100 miles wide.

Irma’s brazen suit slowed to 6 mph as the charge stuttered off the seashore of Cuba. Forecasters contend it could still boost in strength, but their foresee didn’t show it.

11:55 p.m.: South Florida county pulls deputies off roads

The Broward County sheriff’s bureau tweeted late Saturday that with breeze gusts measuring 45 mph, they are pulling deputies off the highway until conditions are safer.

Fort Lauderdale is located in Broward County.

11 p.m.: Irma is holding its time leaving Cuba

Hurricane Irma is moving solemnly divided from the north seashore of Cuba as hurricane-force winds were available in the Florida Keys, the National Hurricane Center said.

A spin toward the north-northwest with an boost in brazen speed is approaching by late Monday. The core of Irma is approaching to pass by the Keys Sunday morning and then pierce nearby or along the west seashore of Florida Sunday afternoon by Monday morning. Irma should then pierce internal over the Florida swindle and southwestern Georgia Monday afternoon.

Dangerous charge surges are approaching in Florida, with surges of 10 to 15 feet from Cape Sable to Captiva.

More than 170,000 homes and businesses in Florida are but power, Florida Power and Light said. More than half the outages are in the Miami-Dade area.


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