The Associated Press reports that while the death toll numbers in the dozens for the Caribbean islands, we still don't know how much damage the hurricane has caused in Florida. The Cuban victims died from causes ranging from electrocution to drowning, building collapse and a balcony falling on a bus, authorities there said.
"How are we going to survive from here?" said Gwen Bush, who had to wade through water outside her central Florida home to get to a shelter.
As the storm was centered about 40 kilometers northeast of Tampa, its maximum sustained winds were about 135 kph.
By evening it was closing in on Tampa and St. Petersburg, the two largest cities around Tampa Bay, where a storm surge was expected to push waves of water up to three meters deep into streets, yards and homes. Governor Rick Scott has warned people to stay vigilant.
The Post and Courier reported that at least 100 roads in the Charleston area were shut down due to storm surge flooding, and reported that by 10:30 a.m., NOAA's tidal gauge in the area was at 7.5 feet.
Downgraded to a tropical storm early on Monday, Irma had ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes. It was the first Category 4 landfall in Florida since 2004.
Heather Carruthers, the Monroe County Commissioner, said people had been killed in the archipelago, where almost 80,000 permanent residents live, apart from one already known fatality.
Officials were still assessing Irma's impact in the Florida Keys, which may have borne the worst of the storm.
And an 11-year-old South Florida boy was struck and killed by a auto in Stone Mountain near Atlanta, cops said.
Insurance experts began offering projections Monday for the total cost of the storm's damage, with initial estimates running in the range of $20 billion to $50 billion. "This is the best I could hope for, for this category of hurricane".
Some of the victims had ignored instructions to evacuate, it said.
State Senate Banking and Insurance Chairwoman Anitere Flores, a Miami Republican whose district also covers the Keys, said the state has to make sure state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has the funds to cover individual property-insurance claims, particularly from the Keys. Some residents were trying to reach their homes by walking through floodwater up to their waists, while others paddled canoes.
"I think you guys are sexy. Houses are underwater, cars are floating through the streets, inhabitants are sitting in the dark in ruined houses and are cut off from the outside world".
Irma has devastated Florida, the third most populous US state. "There is a lot of damage", Scott said.
The hurricane's storms spawned numerous nerve-wracking tornado warnings. "We feel it was more unsafe to travel all over the state, run out of fuel possibly", he said, adding: "We're gonna ride it out".
Shawn Gillen, Tybee Island's city manager, said waters appeared to be receding quickly but the flooding was extensive on the island of more than 3,000 residents.
Millions of homes are without power in Florida, thousands of which are suffering severe flooding damage.
President Donald Trump, who promised to travel to Florida "very soon", approved the state's request for emergency federal aid to help with temporary housing, home repairs, emergency work and hazard mitigation.
NextEra Energy Inc.'s Florida Power & Light utility warned Sunday that some customers may go without power for weeks, and parts of its system may need to be rebuilt "from the ground up".
500k join campaign to "shoot down" Hurricane Irma
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.
This is the latest project from the incubator at Ubisoft Reflections that developed 2015's Grow Home and its sequel, Grow Up . At least, for now, the game seems to be a PC exclusive, with its Steam page already up and running.
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.
Of the total US deaths from injuries linked to Irma so far, at least six were in Florida and one was in Georgia . Massive 10ft (3.1m) storm surges overwhelmed roads and buildings, and cut off Florida Keys from the mainland.
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.
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 .
Places will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and drivers will require an worldwide racing licence. Technical specifications, race calendar and costs for the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will be released in 2018.
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.
The North says it needs nuclear arms to protect itself, but the USA has accused the country of "begging for war". If it proves it can live in peace, the world will live in peace with it. "The choice is theirs".
North Korea was condemned for its latest nuclear test in September, which it said was of an advanced hydrogen bomb. It was the eighth series of sanctions imposed on North Korea since it first tested a nuclear device in 2006.
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He noted that Basel is a tough opponent and it's a new challenge for them to play with the best teams in the Champions League . The United boss added: "He's a very important player for me, much more important than you can imagine".
America Will Confront Hurricane Irma, Others
As the storm moves toward Tampa Sunday night, utilities across Southwest Florida show more than 400,000 customers without power . The National Hurricane Center said Irma is expected to remain powerful as it heads north along the state's Gulf Coast.
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