Hurricane Irma to hit Florida

13 Septembre, 2017, 16:14 | Auteur: Edgar Lajoie
  • 'Get Out Now!' Hurricane Irma Threatens Historic Disaster for Florida

While Scott does have plenty of practical advice and warnings for the good people of the Sunshine State, every single time he gets in front of a camera, he can't help but tell people that an effective form of hurricane defense is prayer. "FEMA has been incredible, we're working very well with the governor and the other governors in the surrounding states", said Trump.

Needless to say, the scenes from the ground look intense, hazardous, and quite dystopic.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday one man had died in a car crash during the storm, with winds of up to 130mph. At least one reported tornado has already touched down in Oakland Park, of Sunday morning.

VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: Wherever Hurricane Irma goes, we'll be there first. "The moment we've been waiting for".

More than a million people were evacuated in Cuba with the storm causing significant damage with waves up to 9 meters high reported with widespread flooding. He told CNN he has homes there and in Houston, which was hit by heavy flooding from Hurricane Harvey two weeks ago. In Georgia, one-way traffic was allowed on highways to cope with the flow of evacuees.

As Irma moves inland and away from the warm waters that strengthen hurricanes, forecasters said the storm should lessen in intensity, but the winds will maintain hurricane strength at least until Monday morning. Now around three million people live there.

Much of the Tampa area, whose population is about four million, is built right on the water (as you can see on the below map).

A meteorologist calculates that Hurricane Irma will dump about 10 trillion gallons (38 trillion litres) of rain on Florida over a day-and-a-half time period.

Storm surges mean some places could get up to 15ft (4.5m) of water.

Hurricane Irma is affecting millions of Floridians after making landfall today in the United States.

Now a Category 3 hurricane, Hurricane Irma made a second landfall in Florida on Sunday, hitting Marco Island on the southwest coast, near Naples, after inundating the Florida Keys.

Yesterday he also approved a request from the state for a major disaster declaration, which makes federal funding available in nine counties, including Miami-Dade, Collier and Hillsborough.

According to George Schroeder of USA Today, next Saturday's scheduled contest will move to Oct. 7, which was originally a bye for both teams.