Charleston deals with 'incredible flooding,' tornado warnings as Irma passes

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson announces Columbus city services to be suspended Tuesday

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson announces Columbus city services to be suspended Tuesday

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday the president also spoke with the governors of Alabama, Georgia and SC. It will be held in the same Charleston venues with the same format and speakers, she said in an email.

With tropical storm winds extending more than 400 miles from its center, Irma has caused damage across the state from trees falling on inland homes to flooding in neighborhoods on the Georgia coast.

President Donald Trump signed an emergency declaration for SC on Thursday, which makes federal emergency aid available to the state to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts at 75% federal funding.

Hurricane Irma was still wreaking havoc in SC late Monday after causing at least nine deaths in Florida, Georgia and SC.

Gwinnett County could feel a bit of those winds - and a tropical storm warning was issued Sunday morning.

Georgia Power spokeswoman Holly Crawford said today the areas with the most power outages were coastal Glynn and Chatham counties. Phuong says the crews expect to stay busy as Irma passes over the area and in the storm's aftermath.

"The vast majority of Alabamians are only going to be affected by thunderstorm-like wind and rain conditions with some possible flash flooding", Ivey said.

In Miami-Dade, over 80 percent of customers lost power, the mayor said Monday, and a curfew is in effect until further notice.

Monday | 3 a.m.to 5 a.m.

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Tallahassee appears to have been spared from injuries, major damage or flooding, the emergency management director for Leon County told ABC News Monday morning.

The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina and South Carolina Electric and Gas report most of the outages Monday morning were in Beaufort and Charleston counties.

Burns said with the high winds expected, much of downtown Atlanta could become like a wind tunnel Monday. More than 30,000 customers are without power in the Columbus area, and Georgia Power has advised local emergency personnel that they will not be sending out crews to fix damaged lines while the weather is poor.

The watch goes into effect at 8 a.m. Monday until 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Forecasters predict that water levels on South Carolina's coast could rise by around 10 feet during high tide at midday Monday.

"Don't wait for the water to start rising", he said.

The morning begins with light rain that will be diminishing by the afternoon. They say they will only go on calls if a supervisor allows them because conditions are too unsafe. "Sixty, maybe 65 miles per hour wind gusts in downtown Atlanta", Burns said.

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