NASA satellite imagery shows Hurricane Irma engulf entire state of Florida

A collapsed construction crane is seen in Downtown Miami as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida
A collapsed construction crane is seen in Downtown Miami as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida
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13 September, 2017

Tonight should see lows near 59 with winds at 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts near 45. with a chance of rain and thunderstorms through the night.

Katia made landfall as a Category 1 storm on Mexico's east coast north of Tecoluta on late Friday night, September 8.

Some residents went out to find Irma had stolen the water away from the beach.

Irma hit southwest Florida on Sunday morning as a risky Category 4 storm, the second-highest level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale.

After leaving the coast of Cuba, Irma barrelled through the Florida Keys, a chain of low-lying islands to the south, on Sunday morning.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued a mandatory evacuation for some barrier islands.

Irma struck Cudjoe during a high tide. You should already be taking cover. And for the most part, it is.

The decision comes amid concern several House members might not be able to return to Washington, because of emergencies in their state caused by the storm.

While we are in the clear from a direct strike, we are still at risk for some severe weather.

"The Keys through Tampa will likely experience the worst storm surge event that area has seen in generations", Bill Read, a former Hurricane Center director, told the Post.

Weather Service meteorologists aren't sure when the water will return, but when it does, Tampa and St. Petersburg could get storm surge flooding anywhere between five to eight feet. Its center hit portions of the Keys on Sunday but missed Miami and Naples, then skirted Tampa as the storm slowed.

A flash flood watch is in effect for Aiken and Orangeburg counties.

The storm is expected to move up Florida's west coast and officials are warning it will impact the entire state.

Drake then shared a video of Brewer bracing the same winds, which he said reached at least 117 miles per hour. Within the hurricane rain bands, tornadoes are possible at just about anytime. "So on Monday, not only are we expecting windy conditions, probably sustained winds of 30, maybe 40 miles an hour with higher gusts". "We saw one guy out there on a bike, a bicycle". The hurricane is one of the most powerful and longest-lasting on record. The company updated technology - which Silagy says now allows it to pinpoint outages without customers needing to report them - and strengthened power lines and poles.


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