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Florida woman delivers own baby at home as Irma rages

13 Setiembre 2017, 07:28 | Crisanna Felipe

Hurricane Irma: Utility companies prepare for major power outages

A television news crew wades into a flooded street in the Brickel section of Miami as Hurricane Irma passes by Sunday Sept. 10 2017

"I have been out and around the city today, and I have witnessed the heroes getting people out of their homes, and it is going to continue".

As officials and residents began to assess the damage around the state, Governor Rick Scott said he would travel to the keys. Authorities also struggled to clear the single highway connecting the string of islands to the mainland.

Hurricane Irma has generated more cyclone energy than the first eight named storms of this year's Atlantic hurricane season combined, and is expected to cause a huge devastation in low-lying Caribbean islands and in Florida, the United States, according to reports by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday.

Even with Irma's weakening, the tropical depression is still expected to bring heavy rainfall across a widespread area, as it flooded parts of coastal Georgia and SC, including Savannah and Charleston, on Monday. It killed at least 35 people as it tore through islands in the Caribbean last week. Southbound US Route 1 - the only road connecting the Keys - is closed, Florida Keys spokesman Andy Newman said.

"It's disgusting, what we saw", Scott said.

He described the hurricane as a "big monster", praising the federal agencies involved with the storm and saying he would go to the state "very soon".

Swanson said that the best way for people outside of Texas to help out victims of Harvey, is to donate to some charities that are focused on the relief efforts.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said alerts for tornadoes were in place across southern Florida until midnight on Monday (5am United Kingdom time).

The National Guard was assisting in the recovery, county administrators said. and the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln is headed to Key West, along with three other navy vessels, where they will anchor and provide emergency services. "What's going to happen now?"

"Each gust felt like someone was giving you a lash on the back and you thought: 'What did I just lose?' " Mr. Baudoin said.

Scott said 65 percent of Florida, the third most populous USA state with about 18.8 million people, was without power. FEMA chief Brock Long has said some places won't have electricity for weeks. Video footage of the islands showed homes torn apart by sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour (210 kph), which left the Keys without electricity, running water and cell phone service. By Monday afternoon, its winds were down to 60 miles per hour.

"HELP IS ON THE WAY", they promised on Facebook.

"The threat of catastrophic storm surge flooding is highest along the southwest coast of Florida, where 10 to 15 feet of inundation above ground level is expected", the National Hurricane Centre said.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office warned residents along the St. Johns River to "Get out NOW". "Search and rescue teams are ready to deploy".



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