Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

About 7.3 million lose power from Irma in US Southeast - utilities

About 7.3 million lose power from Irma in US Southeast - utilities

Do not think the storm is over when the winds slow down.

Supplies and personnel could be coming in by air to Monroe County by early Monday morning, Senterfitt said. Shortly after posting the footage of Mr Drake, Mr Brewer also posted a picture of a handheld anemometer with a wind speed reading of 117mph.

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

From Miami to Naples and Tampa, popular beaches up and down the coast bore the brunt of Irma's strength as powerful, and unsafe, storm surges continued on Monday. Small whitecapped waves could be seen in flooded streets between Miami office towers. A record storm surge in downtown Jacksonville has flooded streets and forecasters predict the water could rise eight additional inches.

Sunday morning, Jose was packing sustained winds of 120 miles per hour and was moving northwest at 16 miles per hour.

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Most businesses were closed in Savannah, where a smattering of homes and storefronts had plywood covering their windows. Weather officials warn that Irma is expected to keep producing high winds and heavy rain, although it has weakened .

State officials in North Carolina said Sunday that they were still watching carefully where Irma tracks.

Irma - one of the strongest storms ever recorded on the Atlantic - has killed at least 24 people in the Caribbean islands, according to CNN.

Utilities are pooling workers from more than two dozen states to help fix infrastructure in Florida, some which are coming from making repairs after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and dumped record amounts of rain, the WSJ reports. In addition, the authorities in Florida have confirmed that at least three people were killed by Irma in the state.

Winter Park police spokesman Garvin McComie says officers responded Monday morning following reports of a man lying in the roadway.

"The storm is expected to weaken but the Tampa Bay area is still under threat from high winds, tornadoes, flooding and on Monday, storm surges", Chief Meteorologist Steve Jerve said.

Delta to cancel about 800 flights due to Irma
Meyer said that although the last flight at FLL took off at 7:45 p.m., workers stayed on site until everything is taken care of. CBS North Carolina caught up with some of the people flying into RDU International Airport Thursday.

Tropical Storm Irma weakened as it moved inland across southwestern Georgia on Monday, but was still capable of severe wind damage and flooding.

() - When it comes to hurricanes, Florida may as well have a target on its back. At the time, it was reported that it was a Category 3 storm.

With state officials expecting Irma to bring in a storm surge between four to six feet above normal high-tide levels along Jacksonville's St.Johns River, residents are being told to evacuate.

The extent of the damage Irma caused on the Keys was not immediately clear. "We all sort of scattered around the country when we evacuated, so we're trying to stay in touch, " said Suzanne Trottier, who left her Key West, Florida, home for Virginia nearly a week ago ahead of Irma. St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue has also suspended emergency services due to risky weather conditions.

Three men charged with terror offences in neo-Nazi probe
The charges came after a number of people were detained by officers from West Midlands Police Counter Terrorism Unit last week. Meanwhile, Deakin, from Great Barr, Birmingham, is charged with one count of being a member of National Action.

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