Irma leaves most of Florida without power

Irma leaves most of Florida without power

"Stay inside. Stay safe", he added.

"You need to leave - not tonight, not in an hour, right now", Gov. Rick Scott warned residents in Florida's evacuation zones, which encompassed a staggering 6.4 million people, or more than 1 in 4 people in the state. Emergency crews made rescues throughout the night. It also spread misery into Georgia and SC as it moved inland with winds at 50 miles per hour, causing flooding and power outages. All over the country, we're asking you to be prepared.

John Leuders, another St. Petersburg resident, said he felt confident of his storm preparations: "We tore down part of our fence because we couldn't get any plywood from Home Depot and Lowe's, and we boarded up with the fence".

Florida gas stations are still hurting for fuel Tuesday as the state continues to recover from Hurricane Irma.

With Irma packing tropical storm winds more than 200 miles (320 kilometers) from its center Sunday, threats of punishing wind and heavy rain extended far from the expected path of its eyewall.

The massive storm triggered evacuation orders for 5.6 million people, and made two landfalls Sunday.

St Martin and St Barthelemy: Six out of 10 homes on St Martin, an island shared between France and the Netherlands, are now uninhabitable, French officials say.

The National Weather Service says the flooding has exceeded the previous 1964 flooding caused by Hurricane Dora by at least a foot, as of Monday morning.

Several people have lost their lives across southern Florida in vehicle accidents which may well be blamed on the storm once police have a chance to investigate.

Power outages from Hurricane Irma in Florida and nearby states declined to about 6.9 million customers on Tuesday from a peak over 7.4 million late Monday as utilities organized one of the biggest restoration efforts in US history.

Six deaths in Florida have been blamed on Irma, along with three in Georgia and one in SC. But he had to move down to the lobby after his hotel room windows took a beating from the strong winds.

That's because, in this hemisphere, a cyclone rotates counterclockwise, and on the east side of the storm, the "outer bands come on shore at an angle typically bringing winds from the southeast", CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said. Brock said no injuries had been reported.

- Almost 4 million electric customers are without power across Florida, according to utility companies.

- Miami streets turned into raging rivers as floodwaters surged, and the city's airport is closed because of significant water damage.

Its customers are concentrated in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

After wreaking a trail of death and destruction through the Caribbean, Irma had killed three people when it struck the southern Florida Keys island chain as a more powerful Category 4 on Sunday.

It was expected to cross into Georgia in the afternoon, leaving potentially unsafe storm surges in its wake.

Those who did not evacuate ahead of the storm are in danger, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said Saturday. More than 100,000 customers were without power in Georgia and more than 80,000 in SC.

The National Weather Service in Atlanta issued a tropical storm watch for the area Monday and Tuesday. Schools in the state planned to close Monday.

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