TAMPA, Fla. — The Newest on Hurricane Irma (all occasions native):
Irma is inflicting report-setting flooding in Jacksonville, Florida, because it strikes over the state Monday on its solution to southern Georgia.
The Nationwide Climate Service in Jacksonville says storm surge flooding exceeds the report set in 1965 throughout Hurricane Dora.
The town on Florida’s northeastern Atlantic coast stays underneath a flash flood warning till 12:forty five p.m. Monday.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s officers warned residents to not drive via standing water, including that along with flooding, there are timber and energy strains down throughout the world.
Irma weakened to a tropical storm Monday morning, a day after hitting the state as a Class four hurricane.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott says there’s injury throughout the state brought on by Hurricane Irma and it’s nonetheless too harmful for residents to go outdoors or return from evacuation.
Scott stated Monday on Fox Information that he’s involved about flooding now unfolding in Jacksonville and the quantity of injury within the Florida Keys. The governor can be flying out of Cellular, Alabama, on a U.S. Coast Guard aircraft right down to the Keys the place he plans to examine the extent of the injury there.
Native officers within the Keys on Sunday warned of a humanitarian disaster as a consequence of Irma’s winds and storm surge.
Scott requested Floridians to be affected person and warned that roads are impassable and that there are downed energy strains.
Two youngsters evacuated from Florida as Hurricane Irma approached have been killed in separate automotive crashes in Georgia.
Information retailers report Woodstock police say three-month-previous Riley Hunt of Port St. Lucie, Florida, was struck by an SUV pushed by a 17-yr-previous woman Saturday night time and was later pronounced lifeless. DeKalb County police say an eleven-yr-previous boy who was additionally touring from Florida to Georgia was hit and killed by a automotive early Monday in Stone Mountain.
The id of the boy hasn’t been launched, and the reason for the crash is at present unknown.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Workplace says Hunt’s mom, 28-yr-previous Kaitlyn Hunt, and sixty one-yr-previous Kathy Deming have been additionally hit and are listed in crucial situation. The incident stays underneath investigation. No costs had been filed.
Irma has weakened to a tropical storm because it strikes over Florida towards southern Georgia.
The storm’s most sustained winds decreased Monday…