Hurricane Irma tracker: watch latest path of storm in Florida

The Triangle probably will get some rain and perhaps a drenching Tuesday, but most of the region is expected to escape much trouble as Hurricane Irma works up the west coast of Florida during the day and then moves into western Georgia.

A television news crew wades into a flooded street in the Brickel section of Miami as Hurricane Irma passes by on Sunday.

Meteorologists have urged the public not go outside due to storm surges that could rise rapidly.

A more eastward track resulted in Hurricane Irma making landfall south of Tampa Bay. That's nearly twice as many major storms as have hit the runner-up, Texas.

Hurricane Irma hit Florida on Sunday as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, ripping off roofs, flooding streets and has now knocked out power to roughly 7 million homes and businesses.

Millions of homes are without power in Florida, thousands of which are suffering severe flooding damage.

"He was quite successful in referencing a nostalgia that would give hope, comfort, settle grievances for millions of people who were upset about gains that were made by others", Clinton said on CBS's Sunday Morning. "It's frightful, what we saw".

Despite the damage, some parts of South Florida were left largely untouched, including Tigertail Avenue in Coconut Grove, Ocean Drive in Miami Beach and Purdy Avenue in Sunset Harbour, according to news reports.

Harvey killed at least 60 people and caused an estimated $180bn in property damage.

Roche said the system was getting increasingly disorganized.

"He said he'll be praying for us". Winds could occasionally gust as strong as 60 miles per hour at times. Streets flooded, and flying objects such as coconuts turned into risky projectiles. "There is flooding throughout the city and more rain is expected".

Irma hit Florida on Sunday morning as a risky Category 4 storm, the second-highest level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale.

A large area of the state's east and west coasts remained vulnerable to storm surges, when hurricanes push ocean water dangerously over normal levels. About 2,000 customers there are still without power.

Charles Peek has been a storm chaser for years but says Irma was his first hurricane.

"These are storms of catastrophic severity and we are marshalling the full resources of the federal government to help our fellow Americans", Trump said.

And from there, it goes up the coast toward the Tampa, St. Pete area, which is on a very large bay - the Tampa Bay - which is a lovely area, but it's very susceptible to storm surge, one of the most susceptible areas to storm surge in Florida.

Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa.

"No cell service in at least the lower and middle Keys", said Bill South of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

As the eye neared the island and Irma forced the area's barometric pressure to drop dramatically, the roommates said they could feel a popping sensation in their ears similar to when a plane descends during landing. "Well, we're about to get punched in the face". "I just don't know".

  • Leroy Wright