Irma weakens to Tropical Depression

After Hurricane Harvey, Will Irma Set Gas Prices Even Higher?

After Hurricane Harvey, Will Irma Set Gas Prices Even Higher?

Hurricane Irma's leading edges whipped palm trees and kicked up the surf as it spun toward Florida with 125 miles per hour winds Saturday on a projected new track that could subject Tampa - not Miami - to the storm's worst fury.

A flooded street is seen in the Brickell area of downtown as Hurricane Irma passes through Miami.

As of the 1:00 pm ET advisory, Hurricane Irma is a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour moving at 9 miles per hour to the north. We've got a lot of power out ... we are doing everything we can do get food and water throughout the state.

As Irma zeros in on Atlanta, the city faces its first-ever tropical storm warning.

Irma left a million residents of Puerto Rico without power, has killed at least two dozen in the Caribbean and has stranded some in the U.S. Virgin Islands - People reports American tourists Kerman Haynes and Andrew Burruss, on a dream vacation when Irma obliterated Tortola, have been sharing desperate messages on Facebook.

Up to 6.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate the area - one of the biggest evacuations in USA history - as the storm engulfed the region.

A truck is seen on its side after being blown over as Hurricane Irma passed through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, 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.

His worry was that he would have to go through about 25 more trees in order to get home.

Where is the storm now?

About 3 million people live in the Tampa Bay area.

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday" as Irma began its assault on Florida on Sunday morning, Long called the storm a "complex event" in particular because of its movement from the southern part of the state to the north. Even areas that did not face a direct hit from Irma saw flooding and downed power lines.

How did it arrive in Florida? South Tampa and Davis Island experienced the most destruction from Irma.

But forecasters have warned the threat to life still remains, as Florida continues to be battered by 100mph winds and torrential rain.

"My family evacuated as well as most families", junior business management major and Tampa resident Cole Hernandez said.

Video footage from Miami shows a frightening scene, with howling winds tearing through the city's streets and whipping the rising flood waters into a frothy river.

A auto is seen in a flooded street in Miami, Florida.

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