What Is Storm Surge — Hurricane Irma

What Is Storm Surge — Hurricane Irma”

Hurricane Irma made its second landfall in the vicinity of Naples, some 240km west of Miami. It regained some of its strength early Sunday, however, before its eyewall made contact with the Keys.

On Saturday, Trump said he approved emergency declarations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Other gusts reported from the Keys include 93 mph at Alligator Reef Light and Carysfort Reef Light, 92 mph at Molasses Reef Light, and 89 mph at the National Weather Service Office on Key West. 'Do not think the storm is over when the wind slows down.

Still, not everyone heeded orders to evacuate coastal Florida.

Ploghoft said he wasn't able to evacuate because his flight plans didn't work out. The state said Saturday that more than 400 shelters are open, mostly in schools, churches and community centers.

But Gov. Rick Scott said Irma's wrath is unprecedented.

"We are heartbroken by this loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and fellow officers at this time", Corrections Secretary Julie Jones told the Miami Herald.

Miami is also taking a beating from Irma. Police are urging residents to stay indoors and not venture outside.

Irma's threat prompted Tampa officials to order a 6 p.m. curfew for Sunday evening. Residents must remain either in their home or in a shelter, the sheriff said. "But I really truly believe once we got to Birmingham, we realized the only thing we had any control over was how we would play in the game".

- At least 24 deaths have been blamed on Irma in the Caribbean islands, where it hit before barreling toward Florida.

Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach worries about storm surge on the west coast, calling it "surge central".

"You can't survive these storm surges", the governor said.

"It's my home. I have to try to save it", Burton said. "And you put your life in your own hands by not evacuating". On the northwest side of the island, it would be blowing the water away from the shoreline.

Mark DeMaria, deputy director of the National Hurricane Center, said late Sunday afternoon that the weather should gradually improve in Miami-Dade as the storm cleared out. The National Hurricane Center said water levels in Naples rose 7ft (2.1m) in just 90 minutes. Aside from Harvey, Franklin, Gert, Irma, Jose and Katia have been used for hurricanes.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said storm surge is the main fear.

Irma is forecast to dump up to 50cm of rain over Florida and southeast Georgia through to Monday. "But more importantly, the surge will occur tomorrow at the same time we have a high tide - so that compounds the problem".

It now packs maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (210 kilometers per hour), threatening deadly storm surge, or flooding, of up to 10 feet (3 meters) in some areas.

Leakage from the radiation and toxins created by the state's phosphorus mining industry - the largest in the nation - as well as from the 51 Superfund sites.

Heavier rain bands are moving into Lee County right now, and will pinwheel into Charlotte County in just a matter of time. So we maybe assume the worst sometimes. The number one priority after conditions begin improving will be to clear the roads of all trees and debris so that first responders and FPL can get to their vitally important tasks as soon as possible. Hurricane Irma could cause insurance losses of between $15 billion and $50 billion in the United States, catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide said.

In the storm's aftermath, people walked through ankle-deep water in Caibarien, a Cuban fishing town where streets were flooded and covered in seaweed. Then she headed inland to a friend's house.

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