Surviving Irma on Marco Island: 'It was a badass hurricane'

Surviving Irma on Marco Island: 'It was a badass hurricane'

- A 57-year-old SC man was fatally injured by a falling tree limb during the storm, Abbeville County Coroner Ronnie Ashley told CNN.

The storm fatality occurred in south-west Georgia, where Irma's centre crossed over from Florida on Monday afternoon.

More than four million customers were without power throughout the state, according to Florida's Division of Emergency Management.

"(There are) major power outages - 250,000 out at this point", Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Monday. We've never had that many outages.

Massive cleanup: Mayor Bill Barnett says trees are down and streets are flooded, even though the storm surge wasn't as bad as officials feared.

Irma's top sustained winds are 35 miles per hour (55 kph), and it is moving northwest at 15 miles per hour (24 kph).

Rain and winds have subsided in Florida, but the state is still reeling from the storm's destruction.

Florida's largest utility reported that the storm had knocked out power to almost three-quarters of its customers.

"So when Irma took a turn to the west and went up the west side of the coast, you could hear a sigh of relief in the Florida market".

When the National Hurricane Center issues its 2 p.m. advisory, the center of Irma will most likely be out of Florida and into southwestern Georgia as a tropical storm. Its center hit portions of the Keys on Sunday but missed Miami and Naples, then skirted Tampa as the storm slowed. In Miami, streets were turned into rivers as water poured in from the storm surge, and construction cranes collapsed under the force of 180km/h winds. He made his way down to Florida last week ahead of Hurricane Irma.

"Over the past two years, we have witnessed the most intense hurricanes on record for the globe, both hemispheres, the Pacific and now, with Irma, the Atlantic", they wrote.

Crews continued to work to clear United States 1.

Scott said 65 percent of Florida was without power. That was enough power to knock down cell towers, damage roofs and uproot trees.

The storm killed at least 28 people as it raged through the Caribbean en route to Florida.

In Miami-Dade County, where roads flooded and debris flew, around three-quarters of residents (820,000 out of 1.1 million) are without power as of Monday.

Florida Power & Light CEO Eric Silagy said at a news conference that he expects full power restoration after the storm to take "multiweeks", as it did after the Category 5 Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida in 1992.

Tropical storm winds reached more than 400 miles from its centre, giving its powerful gusts and drenching rains a far reach. At least three storm-related deaths were reported in Georgia and one in SC.

Southbound US Route 1 - the only road connecting the Keys - is closed, Florida Keys spokesman Andy Newman said.

At least 26 people were arrested for burglary and looting Sunday night in Miami, and schools, airports and Orlando's DisneyWorld were on the list of closures.



Related Posts

Hurricane Irma evacuees rush for final flights out of Florida
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez dashed hopes that Irma could be spent by the time it reaches the USA mainland. One woman, who wouldn't give BuzzFeed News her name, said she was vacationing from Honduras but cut her stay short.

Baker Mayfield's legend grows with swaggering win over Ohio State
More than 109,000 packed into The Horseshoe making it the largest crowd Oklahoma has ever played a game in front of. The Blue Bloods Meet Again at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma .

Stam encourages Eagles to show patience for De Boer
Frank de Boer's position at Crystal Palace is hanging by a thread after setting an unwanted Premier League record. Meanwhile, the Eagles have endured a poor start under new manager Frank De Boer.

Bears fear Kevin White will miss the rest of the season
The Bears (3-13 in 2016) are coming off their worst season since 1973 and they moved on from inconsistent quarterback Jay Cutler . The Falcons' defense preserved the lead - barely - as the Bears' comeback bid fizzled inside the 10-yard line.

White House says denuclearisation remains priority for Korean Peninsula
Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley continued the ridiculous rhetoric by saying that North Korea was "begging for war". Korea's oil supply . "Korea is the best partner for Russia's development of Far East", Moon said.

Packers sign free agent DL Quinton Dial
Dial, a fifth-year player out of Alabama, had 175 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks over 46 games, including 32 starts, in San Francisco. After Clay Matthews and Nick Perry , Green Bay is now looking at Kyler Fackrell and Ahmad Brooks as depth at the position.

Bills still rely on ground game
His 48- and 52-yard second-quarter field goals kept the Jets in the game, with the 52-yarder the longest ever by a Jet at Buffalo. His lone interception would have been a touchdown, had tight end Charles Clay been able to hold onto the ball in the end zone.

Chargers open 2017 National Football League season against Broncos -- but do San Diegans care?
Melvin Gordon saw the crease as two of his offensive lineman teamed up to pin down Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe . Four plays later, they punted. " Chargers come away with a win in Denver for the first time since December 2013".

Twitter reacts to Carson Wentz's 58-yard touchdown pass to Nelson Agholor
The Eagles also added former Patriot running back LeGarrette Blount on a one-year deal while bidding good-bye to Ryan Mathews . The Redskins started off slowly, with Cousins misfiring to open receivers and receivers dropping balls that were on target.

4 things to look for in opening Monday Night Football games
But it reverted to the ugly pile of mess we're so accustomed to watching 16 times a season by the end of the first half. Behind mostly clean pockets created by a remade offensive line, Bradford completed 27 of 32 passes without a turnover.

© 2015 Chester Weekly. All Rights reserved.