Sep 9, 2017

What we know about Hurricane Irma

Hurricane specialist Mike Brennan stands near a radar image of Hurricane Irma with its eye on the coast of Cuba, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Photo: Andy Newman/AP

Florida is expected to be hit by Hurricane Irma Sunday morning. Here's what we know:

  • The Keys are not safe. FEMA chief Brock Long said people in the Keys are on their own: "The Keys are going to be impacted, there is no safe area within the Keys, and you put your life in your own hands by not evacuating."
  • There will be deadly storm surges. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said in a press conference that surges could reach 15 feet above ground level: "15 feet is devastating and will cover your house."
  • Irma is expected to hit as a Category 4 hurricane, and move up the west coast into Georgia Monday night.
  • 25 people were confirmed dead on Saturday morning, per the NYT.
  • Miami's Mayor instituted a curfew from 7 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. tomorrow.
  • Power outages are expected to hit most of Southwest Florida.

More from Axios: Follow previous Irma updates here.

Axios' Erin Ross answers all of your hurricane questions here.

9 apps to download to stay safe during Hurricane Irma.

Irma's expected path in Florida.

Photos of when Hurricane Irma made landfall.

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