Irma Weakens to Tropical Depression - National Hurricane Center
- Autor: Leon Brazil Set 13, 2017,
Set 13, 2017, 15:28
The storm was 400 miles wide when it blew ashore Sunday.
Irma, now a tropical storm, has left more than 7 million homes and businesses without power in several states.
If that happens, by Sept. 18 it could again be pointed at the islands all but destroyed by Hurricane Irma last week.
After two, back-to-back Category 4 hurricanes - Harvey and Irma - hitting the US, here's an unsettling thought: We could be hit by another one.
Key West resident Laura Keeney was waiting in a Miami hotel until it was safe to return to the island chain and anxious to hear more about her apartment complex. Private contractors such as tree services are expected to haul off the debris they generate, not pile it at the curb for the city to collect. "There are so much greater territories that have to be covered before everything can be back to a normal environment". The police shared in their official Twitter account a photo of the baby with the caption "Welcome to the world baby Nayiri Storm!".
According to the University of Wisconsin's Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, an estimated $1.73 trillion worth of real estate was in the path of Irma as of Friday. Studies also project substantial increases in the frequency of the most intense cyclones, and increases of the order of 20 percent in the precipitation rate within 100 km of the storm center.
"The next couple of days and couple of weeks - probably months, in a lot of spots - are going to be very busy for a lot of people rebuilding", said Ari Sarsalari, a meteorologist for the Weather Channel, according to NBC News. The highest it ever got in Tampa Bay was two feet.
As officials and residents began to assess the damage around the state, Governor Rick Scott said he would travel to the Keys in the state's south.
Storm chasers stood outside to measure the storm's strength.
"We have very serious, significant river flooding along the banks of the St. Johns River".