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Irma hits Florida, widespread floods and power cuts

Irma hits Florida, widespread floods and power cuts”

After hearing about Atlanta's first-ever tropical storm warning Sunday, Ramirez rushed to grocery stores only to find that three locations didn't have any water.

A dramatic video that was posted on social media a day earlier showed Drake being pushed by fierce winds, and even getting knocked down at one point, as he measured gusts that had hit Key West.

But Freeman, a partner with Radiology Associates in South Florida, said he knows that Floridians will band together to get the state back up and running. They are stocking up with gasoline.

"We understand you're anxious to get home".

State government offices as well as some schools in Georgia will be closed both Monday and Tuesday. Colleges including the University of Georgia and Georgia State also canceled classes. "This storm is the real deal", he said.

Hurricane Irma knocked out power to almost 4 million homes and businesses in Florida, threatening millions more as it crept up the state's west coast.

Georgia's Emergency Management Agency warned people there are fuel shortages on Interstate 75 along with gas stations without power. Tomlinson said she wanted to stress that there was no formal curfew. More than 100,000 were in the dark in Georgia. "For many people, supplies are running low and anxiety is running high", a statement from Monroe County officials said.

Then, Irma shifted west and headed toward the other side of the Florida peninsula.

"The wind may have stopped blowing, but for most of the Florida Keys, there is no fuel, electricity, running water, or cell service".

Parts of SC are under a tropical storm warning on Monday as Hurricane Irma continues to make its way up the Florida peninsula.

As Irma moves inland, more than 45 million people will face tropical storm conditions. Roadway signs and fences could be blown over, and some roads could become impassable due to debris from snapped tree trees and branches. He urged residents to store trashcans and outside furniture and equipment in their homes. You can not be around downed power lines.

"We're asking folks to be patient and remain sheltered in place", said St. Augustine Fire Chief Carlos Aviles.



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