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Factbox: About 5.8 million without power in US Southeast after Irma - utilities


The unnamed storm made landfall near Tarpon Springs as a Category 3 on the modern day Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour. It gradually weakened to a tropical storm and then a tropical depression on Monday. Cities flooded, power lines were downed and trees were uprooted across the state.

"There's no need to put yourself or your family or first responders at risk", he said. "I just don't know". Officials said it was not known how many people ignored evacuation orders and stayed behind in the Keys.

The National Weather Service also issued a storm surge warning for regions from the Georgia border all the way to the north end of Charleston County in South Carolina.

Some 6.7 million homes and businesses, representing about 13 million people, were still without power in Florida and nearby states on Tuesday, utility companies said, as they scrambled to get the lights back on in one of the biggest power restoration efforts in U.S. history.

Seven deaths in Florida have been blamed on Irma, along with two in Georgia and two in South Carolina. "As we rebuild, that will help GDP".

Last month, Bell and his team updated their annual prediction for the 2017 Atlantic season to 14 to 19 named storms, of which five to nine could become hurricanes. Small limbs break, fallen tree threat magnifies.

Marcelo estará al menos dos partidos afuera
Tomando el artículo 114 de las expulsiones directas, habría que decir que le corresponderían al menos dos partidos para el lateral madridista .

- Jose looks to make a slow clockwise loop in the next 5 days well away from land, sending swell to the East Coast and Caribbean for days. "You have to get creative in a situation like this", she said. "A t-shirt, anything white", the office said on its Facebook paqe.

Damage to water supplies in the Keys remained a top concern, however.

"It's pretty much moved on and done.We do have to move on", said Jerry Benton who was preparing to paddle into the waves Tuesday morning.

Irma was downgraded to a tropical depression on Monday and would likely dissipate Tuesday evening, the National Hurricane Center said.

By Monday afternoon, more than 800,000 Georgia Power and EMC customers mostly in coastal and south Georgia were without power.

The widespread outages stretch from the Florida Keys all the way into central Florida. The extent of property damage in the Southeast still wasn't known Tuesday. Petersburg area were braced for its first direct hit from a major hurricane since 1921.

En Dominicana se sentirán los golpes de Irma esta madrugada
Las provincias que estaban en esa condición eran San Juan de la Maguana, Samaná, María Trinidad Sánchez, Puerto Plata y Montecristi.

On Saturday, he said emergency crews shifted to the western part of the state with the change in path.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said the situation was not as bad as it could have been but warned residents that dangerous storm surge continued.

Some schools were closed Tuesday and at least 25 other districts opened later than usual, Cooper said.

For one, favorable winds coming off the west African coast strengthen cloud systems into tropical storms and hurricanes. The Congressional Black Caucus sent a similar letter on Tuesday.

Although the Keys are studded with mansions and beachfront resorts, about 13 percent of the people live in poverty and could face big obstacles as the cleanup begins.

"Financial contributions allow professional relief organizations to purchase exactly what is most urgently needed by disaster survivors, when it is needed", according to The Center for International Disaster Information.

Irma azota cayos de Florida a su llegada a Estados Unidos
El huracán Irma llegó en la noche de este sábado a Florida , donde previamente 6,5 millones de personas recibieron la orden de evacuación .

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