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As remnants of Irma head this way, Jose wobbles in the Atlantic

A weakening but still potent Hurricane Irma lashed Florida's Coast Hurricane Irma Weakening but still potent aims full force at Florida's Gulf Coast
Orlondo Matamoros | Setiembre 13, 2017, 07:31

Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News AppMonica Gragg from Durham was forced to evacuate her high rise condo near Miami Beach, as construction cranes near her home became damaged. Irma is moving to the northwest at 18 mph with sustained winds of 75 mph.

But by the time it struck in the middle of the night on Monday its winds were 100mph or less. The utility company says it must wait until conditions are safe for damage assessment teams to enter the field and begin the restoration process followed by repair crews, which could take several days.

Meanwhile, Duke Energy reported Monday morning that more than 860,000 of the homes and businesses it serves in Florida were without power.

Six people died in Florida, three in Georgia and one in South Carolina.

With the memories of flooding and damage from last year's Hurricane Matthew still on the minds of so many, officials had little problem stirring residents to action, especially in coastal areas.

No timetable for reopening the remainder of the Keys was given.

As Hurricane Irma continues to slam Florida with heavy rain and winds, the National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on another major hurricane.

"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to go and help individuals that are going through a hard time right now, and hopefully turn their lights on and bring back, at least, small conveniences", ComEd worker Larry White said to CBS Chicago.

"Financial contributions allow professional relief organizations to purchase exactly what is most urgently needed by disaster survivors, when it is needed", according to The Center for International Disaster Information. He can barely look at the camera with sheets of rain battering his face. On Saturday morning, state officials temporarily instituted contraflow on Interstate 16, allowing the nearly more than half a million evacuees from the Georgia coast to use even the eastbound lanes to head away from the coast.

Forecasters warned of storm surge as high as 15 feet.

The Alabama Power reported 20,000 outages mostly in eastern Alabama as the remnants of Irma toppled tree and power lines, but didn't cause major damage. Sergeant Joseph Ossman and Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges stayed in the county despite mandatory evacuation orders. "It's been strong enough to knock us over". Many said it's a storm they have never experienced before.

At Germain Arena not far from Fort Myers, on Florida's southwestern corner, thousands waited in a snaking line for hours to gain a spot in the hockey venue-turned-shelter. They will be joining other task forces from Florida, Wisconsin, and Tennessee before receiving their assignment from a staging area in Jacksonville.

Drake, who was filmed by his colleague Simon Brewer, later posted an image of the device, which showed a wind speed reading of 117mph (188km/h). The hurricane survivors don't need your contributions of food or clothing.

US President Donald Trump was briefed on Irma's track and on federal preparations for aid while at Camp David on Sunday.

"We saw a lot of boats washed ashore and we saw any, basically, any trailer park there overturned". Currently, Mount Holly's operational models suggest occasional showers and storms may occur in the Lehigh Valley Thursday in advance of the main low. "The trees were shaking".