(Updated Sunday morning)
Hurricane Irma has arrived in Florida as a powerful Category 4 storm, with sustained winds more than 215 km/h.
On Sunday at around 7 a.m. the storm was roughly 25 km southwest off the coast of Key West, Florida, and moving northwest at 13 km/h. evening strong winds and heavy rain were already buffeting Miami.
Irma led to an evacuation order for one-quarter of the population of the state, as well as hundreds of thousands of people on the Georgia coast. Some individuals in Florida have set up webcams broadcasting the storm as it passes…
Jacksonville Beach on Florida’s east coast:
Others have uploaded footage onto social media.
Biscayne BLVD flooding already in downtown Miami #IrmaHurricane #irma @foxnews pic.twitter.com/BiRzon7I1z
— Bryan Llenas (@BryanLlenas) September 10, 2017
It is coming down real hard now. #Irma https://t.co/ImWcmkYi46
— Herbert Bauernebel (@bauernebel) September 10, 2017
Así llega con fuertes vientos y Lluvias Torrenciales en #Miami el huracán #Irma #IrmaHurricane . pic.twitter.com/fYZLlv6woV
— Yucatan Quinto Poder (@YucatanVPoder) September 10, 2017
Unbelievable footage of Irma the bad girl!!!
— ELIANA.BENADOR (@ElianaBenador) September 10, 2017
This video from the U.S. Virgin Islands shows the devastation left behind by Irma.
@ABC: ‘Video shows heartbreaking devastation from Hurricane #Irma on U.S. Virgi… pic.twitter.com/WW7mDoAPJG, see more https://t.co/n5CXB0724f
— Neelendra Nath (@Ithrahim) September 10, 2017
Images of Irma from the NOAA Satellite and Information Service:
Officials urged people to leave as the storm barrelled toward the U.S. on Saturday. “This is your last chance to make a good decision,” said Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
Every Floridian in an evacuation zone needs to leave. I’m giving another update on #HurricaneIrma from the @OrangeCoFL EOC NOW
— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) September 9, 2017
Storm surge flooding of 10-15 ft is now expected along the SW Florida coast. This is a dire and life-threatening situation.
— NHC_Surge (@NHC_Surge) September 9, 2017
Our team at the @CityofTampa is gearing up for #HurricaneIrma and ready to execute for the worst conditions while praying for the best. pic.twitter.com/ashG7hFHt5
— Bob Buckhorn (@BobBuckhorn) September 9, 2017
Images from Florida on Saturday afternoon showed gusting winds and empty streets after evacuations.
This large construction crane in Miami spins in the wind as gusts from Hurricane Irma continue to increase https://t.co/9RdJyMW9nl pic.twitter.com/QoZ0eIRMRx
— CNN (@CNN) September 9, 2017
Hurricane Irma update South Beach FL. #flwx #hurricaneIrma https://t.co/eXp51WiPRz
— Jeff Piotrowski (@Jeff_Piotrowski) September 9, 2017
4:54pm – This is US 1 north of Key Largo right now. #Irma pic.twitter.com/K8zFHjPQZe
— Gadi Schwartz (@GadiNBC) September 9, 2017
Empty Venetian Causeway streets on Miami Beach ahead of Hurricane Irma. pic.twitter.com/3CNsy5KAie
— Carol Rosenberg (@carolrosenberg) September 9, 2017
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