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Hurricane Irma weakens to Category 1 storm but still poses threat

Hurricane Irma weakens to Category 1 storm but still poses threat

"I just hope everybody survived", he said. Authorities also struggled to clear the single highway connecting the string of islands to the mainland.

Irma, which made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, is one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes ever observed, and is considered to be extremely risky, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

ABANDONED A vehicle is seen in a flooded street as Hurricane Irma passes through on Sunday (Monday in Manila) in Miami, Florida.

Overnight, Irma was downgraded to a category 2 storm, but continued to wreak havoc along the west coast.

Hurricane Irma has left at least 27 people dead in the Caribbean.

Police said a man in the Florida Keys was killed in a truck crash.

"Irma's devastation is still unfolding, but it looks like the monetary losses may be less than originally feared", Morgan Stanley analysts said in a research note.

"We all hung out last night together", he said. I'm going in now for meetings, but it's all about coordination.

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. "What's going to happen now?"

The storm is forecast to hit states such as Georgia and SC on Monday afternoon, before later moving into Alabama - albeit in a far weaker state.

As the sun rose in Orlando, many tried to survey the damage, but authorities warned that conditions remain unsafe and asked people not to venture outside because of a curfew. Do not think the storm is over when the wind slows down. VIDEO: INTENSE WIND, RAIN AS IRMA PASSED OVER NAPLESMany streets in Naples were blocked by fallen trees Monday, making them virtually impassable.

It's a sobering thought: Whether you live on the Treasure Coast or in Tallahassee, Pensacola, Melbourne or other parts of the Sunshine State, this could have been you.

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.

The region was still without power and running water, though there were no reports of any fatalities. Facebook groups were forming Monday to help from afar.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has warned residents that storm surges could reach 10 to 15 feet above sea level in the Naples area.

Irma is already uprooting trees and turning streets into rivers.

"If you need to get out, put a white flag in front of your house". "Search and rescue teams are ready to deploy". Even with diminishing to continue as the storm passes over the land, Irma continues to be very grave and life threatening.

Georgia reported more than 570,000 homes and businesses without electricity, and there were 80,000 in SC.

It left more than 20 people dead across the Caribbean, and as Irma moved north over the Gulf of Mexico's bathtub-warm water of almost 90 degrees, it started to regain strength.

Irma was expected to hit the heavily populated Tampa-St. But by the time it struck in the middle of the night Monday, its winds were down to 100 miles per hour (161 kph) or less, and the damage was nowhere near as bad as expected. Monday offered a mixed forecast for Miami-Dade County - gusts of winds of up to 50 miles per hour in the early morning hours, with a sunny upper 80s temperature day predicted and the possibility of showers and thunderstorms.

As morning broke, he was unable to open the electric shutters to see outside. Firefighters and National Guardsmen went door-to-door and used boats to ferry families to safety.


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