Irma Heads North, Downgraded to a Tropical Storm

Irma Heads North, Downgraded to a Tropical Storm

In numerous poorest areas, the chances of escaping the hurricane were nearly impossible, and many houses without costly storm-protection measures will have been rendered uninhabitable.

The first, at about 9.10 a.m., was over the Florida Keys, an isolated string of islands.

Land interaction and increasing wind shear rapidly weakened Irma on Sunday and Sunday night, and the storm is now a minimal Category 1 with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph near the center, which is currently located about 60 miles north of Tampa and moving north-northwest at 18 mph. Last week it killed at least 37 people as it crossed the Caribbean.

In Florida, the state's biggest electric company said its outages dipped to 3.3 million from a peak of 3.6 million earlier on Monday. "Everybody is working to get assets here".

The storm is plowing into Georgia and others parts of the Deep South - Alabama, Tennessee and the Carolinas - bringing the danger of life-threatening storm surge and hazardous winds.

The state's largest city, Miami, was spared the brunt of the storm but was still battered.

In the thick of natural catastrophe several problems such as fuel shortages, inundation, fallen trees, drowned power supply lines, thumping winds and blocked roadways are hampering the recovery operations.

The threat of tornadoes is higher towards the coast than west of Charlotte.

President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster in Florida, which will allow emergency funds to pour into the state.

A person died in a single-car crash near Orlando. SC: A 57-year-old SC man was fatally hit by a falling tree limb during the storm, Abbeville County Coroner Ronnie Ashley told CNN.

More than 6.5 million homes and businesses statewide remained without power, and 180,000 people huddled in shelters.

About 140 flights into and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport were canceled Tuesday morning, after more than 1,000 cancellations the day before.

Police in Miami-Dade County said they had made 29 arrests for looting and burglary.

"It is in the pipeline should we need assistance during the storm or in the aftermath of the storm", she said.

Three-fourths of Miami doesn't have power.

For more than a week - 8.5 days - Irma was a major hurricane, which Klotzbach says puts it second only to Hurricane Ivan in 2004 in the satellite era (which began in 1966).

The island that comprises the French territory of Saint-Martin and the Dutch section Sint-Maarten has suffered widespread damage.

The initial estimate of properties on the island of Barbuda that were damaged or destroyed. One death has been confirmed.

Puerto Rico: More than 6000 residents of the USA territory are in shelters and many more without power.

At least five people died in Tortola, part of the British Virgin Islands. "We have to wait till all the elements pass through", he said. Hurricane Jose swung north into deeper waters, while Hurricane Katia poured rain on the Mexican state of Veracruz.

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