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Irma strengthens as it nears Florida: 'It's going from crappy to worse'

Irma strengthens as it nears Florida: 'It's going from crappy to worse' Irma strengthens as it nears Florida: 'It's going from crappy to worse'
Orlondo Matamoros | Setiembre 17, 2017, 06:27

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

"No resource or expense will be spared to protect families", the governor said in his latest of several updates delivered throughout the day on Saturday.

"Not tonight, right now once the storm hits, remember law enforcement can't save you", he said.

And almost the entire state of Florida is under a hurricane warning, affecting at least 36 million people.

"Although weakening is forecast, Irma is expected to remain a hurricane at least through Monday morning", the NHC said.

Pasco County is located along Florida's gulf coast, about 25 miles north of Tampa.

He warned of a 12ft storm surge that could threaten the lives of anyone remaining in the state.

Gerald Teague said that hurricanes were a way of life there, but not this one.

Previous hurricanes have seen dozens killed after people ran out on to beaches to pick up newly stranded fish, only to be caught as the deadly waves flow back on to the helpless crowds.

"We didn't know if we'd have an opportunity to even get gas", Naples resident Gina Fischer said. Florida International played a neutral-site game in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday and Florida Atlantic played at Wisconsin on Saturday.

"Just left the island and said goodbye to everything I own", the 62-year-old Ball said.

This is the wrath of Irma, now on the move. Florida Power and Light told the Associated Press it expects millions to lose power.

By late-afternoon on Sunday, it was a category 3 storm with winds of 115 mph. Another dangled over the city's Edgewater neighborhood.

He promised disaster mortuary teams, as well as C-130 cargo planes, which US Air Force special operations pilots are testing flights around the massive storm, the Miami Heraldreported. They are expected to start arriving early on Monday morning.

After midnight, as wind whipped the neighborhood, a wall collapsed onto the roof of their building, crushing the two brothers to death.

Irma changed paths Saturday night, heading on a new track that could expose St. Petersburg to a direct hit, instead of Miami or Tampa.

"With the eye tracking this close to land, everyone needs to be prepared for the worst possible conditions", CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said.

Baker was making one last stop at the store before hunkering down for the weekend. As much as 20 inches of rain was predicted through Wednesday across the Florida peninsula and southeast Georgia. "We're hoping for the best - we've bought nonperishable foods and water, and we have a flashlight".

"Even if the streets do flood, I have enough supplies for a week without leaving my apartment", she said.

"We have never had anything like this before", he told CNN Sunday. He led FIU in tackles, and the Panthers held off Alcorn State 17-10.

He then stands up and walks away, presumably with some larger-than-life photos.

The island was a Caribbean getaway surrounded by turquoise water.