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Powerful winds from Hurricane Irma rip the roof off a Miami house

Powerful winds from Hurricane Irma rip the roof off a Miami house

The storm was north of Tampa early Monday and losing steam.

The southwest coast of Florida is under a threat for catastrophic storm surge, where 10 to 15 feet of inundation above ground level is expected. With communication cut to some of the Florida Keys, where Irma made landfall Sunday, and rough conditions persisting across the peninsula, many are holding their breath for what daylight might reveal.

Irma's eye wall came ashore not long after it was downgraded from a Category 4 to a Category 3 storm on the five-point Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour.

Rolling Stonereports when Irma was swirling away as a category five storm, the sheer energy output was like nothing we've ever seen in the modern world.

Warnings of risky storm surges remained in effect through vast swaths of peninsular Florida, where more than six million people had been ordered to flee Irma in one of the biggest evacuations in USA history.

He said teams were assessing the storm's impact on the bridges that link the keys, which may not be safe to cross. "I have friends who evacuated, though". "I have no way to reach her and her name is Heather Horn", Horn said. "That doesn't seem to be the case now". The most extensive damage was likely in the Naples area, but a full assessment was ongoing.

Power outages rolled through the state, making it hard for Smith to stay in contact with her family.

An East Texas family said they left during Hurricane Harvey but couldn't escape from another hurricane which followed right after. "Most importantly we have got to save every life and we have got to make sure people understand it is still risky".

There's room for more, County Administrator Mike Merrill said, but he urged people to stay put for now. It received the first mandatory evacuation order.

Josh Duncan, a third-year Ole Miss law student, is from Panama City.

Florida Power & Light, the state's largest electric utility, said there were almost 1 million customers without power in Miami-Dade County alone.

"Being in Oxford is a weird feeling", he said.

"My family only started to worry when the path of the storm started to turn west", Duncan said. Those bands could extend along the east coast. "I just hope they don't go through this storm surge".

Duncan said many Floridians are used to hurricanes.

"Florida will get through this", he said. Are you or anyone you know affected?

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