Irma strikes Florida
Evacuees at a shelter in Naples, Florida. Photo: David Goldman / AP
Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys Sunday morning as a Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of 130 mph. It's now a Category 2, with the eye of the storm over Naples and authorities warning of sudden, "life-threatening" storm surge. There are 36 million people in its path.
- The projected path of the storm shifted to Florida's western coast, with Fort Myers and Tampa among the cities expected to be hit head on. Miami is experiencing 100+ mph winds. The National Weather Service warns that storm surge will quickly rise to 10-15 feet above sea level in Naples.
- Governor Rick Scott said storm will be "impacting highly-populated communities and leaving destruction in its wake."
- Approximately 7 million people were ordered to evacuate ahead of the storm, and upwards of 1 million are already without power.
- The storm has killed at least 25, and likely more, with deaths reported in St Martin, Puerto Rico, St Maarten, Anguilla and Barbuda.
- President Trump has said he'll visit Florida "very soon"
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