When Will Hurricane Irma Hit Savannah, Georgia?

  • When Will Hurricane Irma Hit Savannah, Georgia?

When Will Hurricane Irma Hit Savannah, Georgia?

More than 30,000 customers are without power in the Columbus area, and Georgia Power has advised local emergency personnel that they will not be sending out crews to fix damaged lines while the weather is poor. Irma is moving to the northwest at 18 miles per hour with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour.

Tropical storm warnings went into effect for southern parts of Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama.

Florida residents who stayed home to brace the monster storm have been documenting the hurricane on social media - posting videos and photographs of streets in downtown Miami that are becoming rivers. Officials closed major bridges.

The National Hurricane Center downgraded the storm from a hurricane to tropical storm Monday morning as it reached the northern parts of the state.

Thankfully, Freeman said he and his family were all safe after the storm passed, but "it is still hard".

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.

Irma struck the USA mainland today (Sept. 10), making landfall in Florida at 9:10 a.m. local time as a Category 4 hurricane, and experts predict that Irma will remain a hurricane though the morning of September 11 and perhaps longer.

- At least 26 deaths have been blamed on Irma in the Caribbean islands, where it hit before barreling toward Florida. For the rest of the week we will see a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures into the low 80s.

Some 6.3 million people in Florida had been told to evacuate. "I don't have any numbers on fatalities at this point".

Fierce winds pummelled the Miami and Miami Beach region throughout the day, sending debris flying and causing several of the city's construction cranes to collapse.

Birmingham got 1.69 inches of rain on Monday, breaking a record of 1.43 inches set in 1906.

Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long said Hurricane Irma is going to pose challenges for first responders. Outages could last for weeks, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert warned Monday.

The storm's impact was widespread.

The state's largest city, Miami, was spared the brunt of the storm but was still battered. "The water is just absolutely over these edges", he yells against the wind in one post. The bulk of those cancellations were at Hartsfield-Jackson International and Miami International Airport.