Irma made landfall on the Keys early Sunday morning with triple-digit wind gusts and heavy rain that had already wrecked havoc in the Caribbean.
From Miami to Naples and Tampa, popular beaches up and down the coast bore the brunt of Irma's strength as powerful, and unsafe, storm surges continued on Monday.
At 5:00 AM ET on Monday morning, the National Hurricane Center downgraded Irma to a Category 1 storm, though it continues to batter Northern Florida with heavy rains and sustained wind speeds of 75 miles per hour at its center.
At least 1.4 million Florida homes and businesses had lost power as the storm pummeled the southern part of the state, according to Florida Power & Light.
Meanwhile, some viewers were questioning the reporters' decision to stay out in the storm.
Irma hit southwest Florida on Sunday morning as a unsafe Category 4 storm, the second-highest level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale.
The National Guard was assisting in the recovery, county administrators said. and the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln is headed to Key West, along with three other navy vessels, where they will anchor and provide emergency services.
After leaving the coast of Cuba, Irma barrelled through the Florida Keys, a chain of low-lying islands to the south, on Sunday morning.
The Tampa Bay area feared a direct hit from a major hurricane, but ended up getting more of a sideways swipe from a weakened Irma.
Daylight brought an opportunity to assess the damage in South Florida, although the full extent of the devastation remains unclear. A total of 7 million people were told to evacuate ahead of the storm. "If you look out your window right now, we have tropical storm wind gusts".
Irma downgraded but troubles remain
A 10- to 15-foot storm surge that was predicted did not materialize; Murphy said the storm surge was between 3 and 4 feet. So there's concern that structures there might not be as strongly built as some of - more down in South Florida .
The disturbance has now been downgraded to tropical storm status.
Florida's largest utility reported that the storm had knocked out power to almost three-quarters of its customers.
Reports say that 10,000 people made a decision to ride out the storm. Cities flooded, power lines were downed and trees were uprooted across the state. Gov.
- Miami streets turned into raging rivers, and the city's airport is closed because of significant water damage.
"It's bad now", Angie Enyedi, National Weather Service meteorologist, said Monday.
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Irma remains off the west coast of Florida as it moves past Miami, but the city is being buffeted by high winds and heavy rain. With Irma, the forecast track along the Gulf coastline will expose more of Florida's cities to the stronger side of the storm.
It was really bad, but we have to take the blame for everything that you saw on Saturday. "Obviously we deserved to win". Klopp hopes he will not have to appeal against the decision, saying: "I don't think about things like this".
But he can not achieve this at Juventus . "What the boss said is nice but they will still be playing for many years", he said. He has scored 49 goals in 98 appearances in just over two seasons at Juventus , having signed from Palermo in 2015.
Wales and the southwest will bear the brunt tomorrow before central and northern England move into the firing line on Tuesday. By Tuesday winds could hit 70mph as low pressure unleashes torrential rain as it swirls across the country.
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Delta Airlines spokesperson Trebor Banstetter said that they are already investigating why that fare showed up on Expedia. He was told second-hand that many airline employees missed their shifts while tending to personal issues related to Irma.
It also bans joint ventures with North Korean entities, except for non-profit public utility infrastructure projects. Another source in China's Liaoning Province noted the North's oil price has risen higher than that of China.
Louella was linked to a London-based Yoga and Dance outlet named House of Voga and was pictured on the brand's Instagram account. Police at the four-day music festival were alerted just before 1am on Monday amid concerns for Louella's welfare.
The unsettled weather continues into Thursday with the chance for scattered evening storms and it remains in the low 80s. Cooler temperatures will begin to arrive on Wednesday and we will see an increased chance of rain showers.
The description of the event read: "Everyone takes their fans outside and points them at Hurricane Irma to blow it away from us". More than 6m people in Florida were urged to evacuate as Irma approached, though some chose to sit it out.
Georgia Power spokeswoman Holly Crawford said today the areas with the most power outages were coastal Glynn and Chatham counties. Significant impacts can be expected as high tide approaches, including portions of the Savannah and Charleston Metro areas.
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Florida Keys devastated by Irma, says governor
The widespread outages stretch from the Florida Keys all the way into central Florida . "The Keys I'm very concerned about". Nielsen had to shut down a national data center in Oldsmar, Fla., area in advance of Hurricane Irma hitting the area.
Oil Drops On Concerns Irma Could Affect US Demand
West Texas Intermediate light crude oil settled down 3.28%, or $1.61, at $47.48 per barrel, Kallanish Energy finds. The producers are seeking to strengthen compliance with the cuts accord they reached past year .
U.S. oil slides 3 percent as Irma threatens demand
Irma is the second Category 5 storm, though now downgraded to Category 4, in the USA region in a fortnight after Hurricane Harvey. In the case of Irma, analysts are more anxious that devastation wrought by the storm could sharply reduce demand for energy.