Tools To Help You Track Tropical Storm Irma And Its Damage

Tools To Help You Track Tropical Storm Irma And Its Damage

The threat of tornadoes and flooding in southeast Georgia is decreasing, the National Weather Service says, but strong winds of tropical storm force are expected to continue.

- Miami streets turned into raging rivers, and the city's airport is closed because of significant water damage. Hurricane Irma is being listed among the most powerful hurricanes as it sustained 185 mph winds for more than 24 hours.

President Donald Trump approved a "major disaster" declaration in Florida on Sunday, authorising "federal funding to flow directly to Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma".

Officials in Jacksonville, Florida, declared a flash flood emergency in the city, and waters are rising.

The battering ram that was Hurricane Irma chugged into Georgia on Monday, lashing trees, roofs and power lines that lie hundreds of miles from the sea with tropical-storm conditions rarely seen here.

The NWS said residents should be prepared in some cases to be without power for several days and stock up on supplies accordingly.

Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang. It gradually weakened to a tropical storm on Monday and a post-tropical cyclone by Tuesday morning.

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Among five Americans confirmed dead after the storm were three-month-old Riley Hunt, of Port St Lucie, Florida, and an unidentified 17-year-old girl.

Georgia Power reported that about 15,000 of its customers in and around Macon had no electricity as of 11 a.m. Monday.

Everybody FPL has available is "already being deployed" and the company is trying to secure more workers from out of state to help, Silagy said, including some crews who were assisting in Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Later on, there would not be much to see as the surging rains and floods carry on into the evening.

FPL said its two nuclear plants in Florida were safe.

Irma is plowing into Georgia and toward other parts of the Deep South - Alabama, Tennessee and the Carolinas.

Governor Kay Ivey ordered certain state offices and buildings to close on Monday, while the state's emergency operations plan and National Guard had been activated since Saturday.

It cut a devastating track across 10 Caribbean countries and territories, killing at least 28 people there.