Hurricane Irma upgraded to a Category 5 storm late Friday evening while making landfall in Cuba. Irma first touched down on the Camaguey Archipelago of Cuba at around 11 PM (local time) with sustained winds as high as 160 mph.
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Update (9/11/17; 2:41 P.M.): Hurricane Irma has downgraded to a tropical storm, and it is now inching its way towards Tampa. The storm already caused destruction in Miami and Marco Island.
Update (9/9/17; 3:25 P.M.): Hurricane Irma has reduced intensity, degrading to a Category 3 storm, with sustained winds as high as 125 mph. The hurricane is currently moving west at 9 mph, with wind gusts reaching 155 mph. The Florida Keys are already feeling strong winds and outer rain bands as Irma moves ever closer. As of Saturday afternoon, the hurricane is still battering Cuba.
As of 11 PM EST, Hurricane Irma remains roughly 300 miles away from Miami. The storm is moving west at 13 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Irma is on the move and is expected to make landfall in Florida by Sunday morning.
For those trying to flee Florida, the Miami airports is still open. But the Fort Lauderdale’s airport is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
An estimated 20 people have died from Irma in the Caribbean. In Florida, a 57-year-old man died by falling off a ladder, as he was attempting to install storm shutters in a Broward County home.
Hurricane warnings have currently been issued in areas of Cuba, the Bahamas, and Florida.
Updated Map On Hurricane Irma’s Location
The Weather Channel
As of 11 PM EST, Hurricane Irma has made impact in Cuba. Recorded sustained winds are as high as 160 mph.
Irma is currently a Category 5 hurricane. Look below to see just what someone is in for in that kind of storm…
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