It was the first Category 5 hurricane to hit the tropical Atlantic since Hugo in 1989, Klotzbach says. The NHC said that it is weakening, while retaining hurricane strength before weakening to Category 1 strength.
A weakened Irma spread misery around the Southeast on Monday, triggering coastal flooding in parts of Georgia and SC while dumping heavy rains around the region. Forecasters expect it to become a tropical depression on Tuesday.
Irma will move near the northwestern coast of the Florida peninsula this morning, cross the eastern Florida panhandle into southern Georgia this afternoon, and move through southwestern Georgia and eastern Alabama tonight and Tuesday. It flooded streets and coastal areas, swamped homes, uprooted massive trees, cast boats ashore, snapped power lines and toppled construction cranes.
"It's going to take some time to let people back into their homes, particularly in the Florida Keys".
Warnings of hazardous storm surges remained in effect through vast swaths of peninsular Florida, where more than six million people had been ordered to flee Irma's path - one of the biggest evacuations in United States history.
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It took 102 minutes for the World Trace Center towers to collapse, horrifying thousands across the city. American Airlines Flight 77 was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia.
John Ward, the emergency operations manager of Clay County, said Monday morning that crews had saved 46 people, with an undetermined number still stranded, The Associated Press reported. Delta Air Lines is scrapping 900 flights Monday, including many at its Atlanta hub.
On the east coast we saw the typical water rise aided by strong winds pushing water inland.
Irma sustained its 185-mph winds for 37 hours - "the longest any cyclone around the globe has maintained that intensity on record", according to Phil Klotzbach, a research scientist at Colorado State University. Tropical storm Katia was also expected to weaken relatively quickly in the coming days.
"There is the danger of life-threatening storm surge flooding along portions of the coasts of Florida, Georgia and SC, where a Storm Surge Warning remains in effect".
The latest UN Security Council resolution against North Korea lays bare the precise volume of the regime's annual oil imports. It also bans joint ventures with North Korean entities, except for non-profit public utility infrastructure projects.
He declined to say whether he'd accept a nuclear-armed North Korea that can be successfully deterred from using atomic weapons. The White House stressed the USA and Chinese leaders' joint commitment to ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.
Berlin also responded Tuesday, putting on hold all arms exports to Turkey, citing a deterioration in Ankara's human rights record. In addition, Merkel added that Germany would decide on arms sales requests from Turkey on a case-by-case basis.
The shooting sparked outrage in Minnesota and Australia and triggered the resignation of the Minneapolis police chief. One of the two responding officers, Mohamed Noor, fired at her as she approached the squad vehicle he was riding in.
The United States had originally sought to ban the export to North Korea of all crude oil and refined petroleum products. However, at that time it wasn't clear whether the xenon level was linked to the North's test.
Area harvested for grain is forecast at 83.5 million acres, unchanged from the August forecast but down 4 percent from 2016. Harvested area was forecast at a record 88.7 million acres, unchanged from August but up 7% from 2016.
A high-ranking Kurdish official told the Reuters news agency the parliamentary vote was non-binding and would not affect the vote. A Kurdish delegation met officials in Baghdad for a first round of talks in August concerning the referendum.
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That's because his weapons programme gives him a deterrent against the USA , which North Korea frequently says wants to attack. The latest sanctions look to stop the country from receiving income for its missile program.
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Coutinho, meanwhile, has not played for the Reds at all this campaign after his attempts to force through a move to Barcelona . This is something that he retained for Liverpool's clash with Dortmund in the Europa League in 2016, seemingly paying off.
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Hurricane Jose , around 1,000 miles to the east, is following a similar path and could hit the same islands in the coming days. People cover the windows of their property ahead of Hurricane Katia, in Vega de Alatorre, Mexico September 8, 2017.
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In a matter of weeks, Russia's military built up the base so it could host dozens of Russian jets. Moscow intervened in Syria in September 2015 in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad.
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Counties affected by Florida Power & Light outages. "This is not a typical restoration that you're going to see". Gulf Power crews prepare to respond to Hurricane Irma on Monday morning, September 11, 2017.