"[It will be] the worst single hurricane to hit Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992", Dr. Myers said.
The center of the hurricane made landfall at 9:10 a.m. A 106 mph gust was reported at the National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Kay. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration described the 2004 storm as "small but powerful". Still, at about 400 miles (640 kilometers) wide, it raked much of the state with devastating storm surge, destructive winds and drenching rains before weakening.
VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: Wherever Hurricane Irma goes, we'll be there first. You've got to evacuate.
Trump added that he had seen images of Irma's impact on the U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday morning. Right now, I just want to keep my babies safe from this storm.
"As the storm approaches the coast", said CNN meteorologist Gene Norman, "it increases the water level by sending those waves inland". "We will do it quickly".
The eyewall is a band of clouds surrounding the center of the storm that has intense winds and strong rain.
Our sister station, WFLA News Channel 8 in Tampa, Florida is broadcasting 24/7 as Hurricane Irma barrels through Florida.
The utility said that it has mobilized crews and is working to restore power as it can. Gaston Browne, the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, told reporters Barbuda "is totally destroyed - 90 percent at least". "Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months", the hurricane center said.
Power could be out for weeks in some communities.
- Miami-Dade County announced a curfew between 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday.
"I appreciate the job the league did in addressing the situation and the position Georgia Tech took in supporting this change", Miami athletic director Blake James said. "We have downed power lines all across the state".
As Irma bore down on Florida on Sunday morning, at least three deaths were reported in the state. "This storm surge could kill you", Scott said.
In the Orlando area, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World all closed on Saturday. You watch your friend's kids so she can get her house ready, and her husband finds you an AM/FM radio that will work on batteries. Petersburg area early today, though in a much-weakened state.
Hurricane hunter aircrafts are making routine flights into Hurricane Irma multiple times a day to obtain more forensics on the storm.
The 60-year-old is with her husband and granddaughter and their dog. This job had already gotten more complicated by the departure of senior Fed officials, including now its vice chair Stanley Fischer.
Florida cities such as Naples, Sarasota, and Tampa are in or near the forecast path of the storm's eye.
"I've been here with other storms, other hurricanes". A tropical storm warning was issued for the first time ever in Atlanta, some 200 miles from the sea.
"What we're going to need is. perseverance", she said. "But more importantly, the surge will occur tomorrow at the same time we have a high tide - so that compounds the problem". They cannot send out teams immediately because the conditions are too dangerous. "Winds reach hurricane strength later this evening and overnight", said Spann. "We've moved everything away from windows".
The storm felled trees and left debris and vehicles strewn across the streets.
"We think this could be the most challenging restoration in the history of the US", company spokesman Chris McGrath said.
Florida has declared a state of emergency, freeing up resources for shelters, evacuations, and deploying National Guard members. Florida International played a neutral-site game in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday and Florida Atlantic played at Wisconsin on Saturday.
It features advanced elements like audio that gets louder as you get closer to the action, and close to console-grade graphics. The phone is feature loaded, and many of those have the potential to set new industry standards, for the others to follow.
Apple will be hosting an event in the US next week and it is expected that the iPhone 8 will be unveiled. The report said Apple intends to launch the new handset on Sept. 22, but it will be in short supply.
Though there are several "standards" for wireless charging , Apple says it's using the most common one, Qi (pronounced "chi"). APPLE launched its most expensive iPhone ever this evening - but it's first ever outing didn't quite go to plan.
On the first Mix, Xiaomi had replaced the traditional earpiece with a piezoelectric actuator-based hidden earpiece. The rear camera , meanwhile, goes against the trend of dual-lens cameras with a single-lens 12 MP camera.
The Indians set the AL record on Sept. 13 with their 21st straight victory and made a winner of starting pitcher Mike Clevinger. The Tribe loaded the bases in the eighth inning, but they didn't capitalize, as both Jay Bruce and Carlos Santana fouled out.
He struck out Dodgers leadoff hitter Curtis Granderson on five pitches, but then a lightning delay halted the proceedings. That weekend series would be a four-day banner-and-ring festival if the Dodgers end their title drought this fall.
I'm skeptical this will turn out to be a real break, but to the extent it does, it's not about principle but partisan tribalism. DACA allowed these youth to acquire temporary permission to be in the United States. "Mitch is on board".
But there is no tying in baseball, as the saying goes, so a win tomorrow and the 2017 Indians shall be on a stage of their own. Then, however, Buck Farmer's faltering command led up to this Jay Bruce three-run shot, which was held up on review ...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched in the month of August in New York with a dual-SIM variant across a country. This gives the phone users to operate phone and conducting all the tasks just by speaking them into the phone.
Alonso made it clear he aims to stay in F1 but only in a competitive car. "The planning is ongoing and very good news is coming". Renault's relationship with Red Bull has also been difficult, and Renault will also reportedly cut ties with Red Bull in 2019.
Regardless of what happens in Thursday night's game against the Royals, the Indians have the longest win streak in MLB history. In short, it's all smiles around the Indians right now, and their current winning streak has produced some good ones.
Guardiola was then asked whether or not the Ivorian will feature in the first team any time soon. I can see them being the highest scoring side in Europe this season. "It's very good to see".
Hillary's new book — Fred LaSor
Fox News Channel is giving the book launch lavish coverage, including segments re-examining the controversy over hAer emails . It already tops Amazon's bestseller list - five slots above "Princesses Wear Pants" - and surely has earned her millions.
Dodgers lose another game, fall to Colorado Rockies 5-4
This hasn't quite panned out, in fact, you can make the case that no starting pitcher is pitching worse than Yu Darvish right now. Bud Black's dad, Harry, a would-be professional hockey player still at USC, heard a Hollywood call-out for acting talent in 1938.
Coutinho returns to Liverpool squad for Sevilla clash
The turnaround in staff since Liverpool's last Champions League exit to Basel in December 2014 is significant. "That's the plan. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly set to 'do a Barcelona' with his goalkeepers in the Champions League this season.
Liverpool vs Sevilla — Prediction
He told liverpoolfc.com : "It'll be the same formula they had in the Europa League - keep it tight away from home". Mohamed Salah was absent from the Tuesday's training session as he has been sent home due to illness.
Cardinals to open 2018 season against Mets on March 29
Harvey did not command his pitches well against the Astros, but did a much better job when he defeated the Reds. Harvey has battled injuries these past two years, and those injuries have played a role in his struggles.
Salah: Liverpool feel like a family
Liverpool will fancy their chances of progressing from Group E, with Spartak Moscow and Maribor completing the four-team line-up. However, with both respective teams refusing to sanction transfers, Barcelona bosses' failings were highlighted in the press.
Dodgers have road to nowhere that's just beginning
The second game of the series Tuesday will feature a showdown between Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw and Giants RHP Johnny Cueto . This comes after a strong majority of the season and Los Angeles is finally get a taste of what it's like to lose so much.