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Hurricane Irma: Power outages expected across the Tampa Bay area

Hurricane Irma: Power outages expected across the Tampa Bay area National Hurricane Center says Irma is impacting all of South Florida
Orlondo Matamoros | Setiembre 13, 2017, 16:01

John Kilduff off of Again Capital says a shortage of supply is one reason that so many stations remain closed.

The latest course also still threatens Naples' mansion- and yacht-lined canals, Sun City Centre's retirement homes, and Sanibel Island's shell-filled beaches.

Florida Gov Rick Scott had warned residents in the state's evacuation zones Saturday that "this is your last chance to make a good decision".

Jonathan Brubaker, 51, waited out the storm bunkered in a recently constructed house in Bradenton, on the state's west coast south of Tampa, with hurricane shutters drawn, flashlights and candles ready. But it's still dangerous.

It was downgraded from Category 5 to Category 4 hurricane once it neared U.S. mainland and lost some of its power after slamming the northern coast of Cuba. Before long, the flooding rose nearly to the window of his beloved pickup truck.

SHAPIRO: So you flew over the Keys, the area of Florida that was hit the hardest.

"I guess that a lot of people just connected to the joke, and the more it got shared, the more attention it seemed to get", he said on Sunday. On this day in 1960, Hurricane Donna hammered the Keys, damaging or destroying three in every four homes. The number is now believed to have increased to 160,000 with the largest of their concentration in Miami-Fort Laura Deale area followed by Tampa and Orlando area. The governor said the route also needs to be cleared of debris and sand, but should be usable fairly quickly. Devastating storm surges battered coastlines all over Florida.

A pair of tornadoes touched down in Brevard County - and tornadoes are among a hurricane's potent threats.

She has owned the teal White Sands Inn in Marathon, Fla., with her mother for 18 years.

As Irma crossed into Georgia later in the day, packing sustained winds of 60 miles per hour (100 kph), the storm's tidal surge unleashed flooding in coastal communities from Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia, to Charleston, South Carolina. One company estimates Irma will cause $50 billion worth of losses in the US.

Irma continues its slog north along Florida's western coast having blazed a path of unknown destruction.

People in the heavily populated Tampa-St.

More than 560,000 residents across 19 counties in south and central Florida are without power, according to Florida Power and Light Department. "I kind of expected it, but to just see [the photos] - really heartbreaking".

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Seven deaths in Florida have been blamed on Irma, along with two in Georgia and two in South Carolina.

Damaged sail boats are shown in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in the Florida Keys.

Insulation rained down in Miami because of Irma.

US President Donald Trump, who is personally reviewing the preparations and rescue and relief operations, spoke today morning. On Monday, Bloomberg suggested that while trading would be banned on domestic exchanges, it would be allowed over the counter.

Myanmar: Myanmar's government has rejected a proposed ceasefire by militants, saying they don't "negotiate with terrorists". As the wind began to gain strength in DeLand, Edwards left one more post on his Facebook event page. "Pretty much the entire first floor of my hotel is gone", she told NPR's All Things Considered.

The Category 4 storm, one of the strongest hurricanes ever reported in the Atlantic, made its first landfall on the island of Barbuda as a Category 5 hurricane on Wednesday and has now lashed Florida on Sunday morning.

US: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has floated the idea of giving polygraph tests to National Security Council staff to figure out who's leaking classified information to the media, a source says.

What's it like to report from the middle of a hurricane?