What We Know About Irma

Here’s the latest on Irma.

Updated Tuesday, September 12 @ 4:45 PM ET

110,820 Floridians are taking refuge in 501 state shelters

44 deaths attributed to Irma

More than 2,000 people were evacuated by St. Maarten

President Trump, First Lady, and VP Pence to visit Florida Thursday

25% of house in the Keys destroyed; 65% with major damage

NWS WPC: Irma now a post-tropical cyclone and will continue to weaken throughout the day

FEMA: 1 in 4 homes in Keys destroyed

Upper Keys residents can return home Tuesday

Coast Guard reopens Port of Charleston

University of Central Florida will reopen to students on Monday

5.9 million customers without power in the Southeast (12:30p)

15 million PEOPLE without power in florida

Jacksonville lifts mandatory evacuation order

Miami County Emergency Managers: Turn off lights and appliance switches until power is restored. This will avoid power system overloads that may delay service. Be patient.

Glynn County (GA) asks residents to conserve water; schools closed rest of week

More than 585 shelters are open throughout Florida with a total population of more than 200,000 people

AL DOT urges patience as half a million cars expected to pass through state headed home to FL

GA DOT urges drivers headed back to FL to be mindful of gas shortages; encourages use of Gas Buddy

22 bridge inspection teams surveying damage in GA; crews ask evacuees to wait before returning home

WH: President Trump may tour damage in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Evacuation flight Tuesday morning for victims of Irma in the BVI

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport now open

USS Aircraft Carrier Abraham Lincoln, amphibious ships USS Iwo Jima & USS New York assisting with rescue and relief ops in Florida Keys

Dozens of roads still flooded in Charleston Tuesday AM; Police urge people to stay in their homes

Walt Disney World reopening Tuesday, water parks will reopen later in the week

Miami International Airport to resume passenger flights on a limited basis

Tampa International Airport limited flights Tuesday

Orlando International Airport to resume limited commercial service Tuesday

Port of Tampa:  The Captain of the Port will reopen the port when the waterways are deemed safe.

Port of Miami opens on Tuesday

2 cranes in Miami, 1 in Ft. Lauderdale collapse under Irma’s winds

President Trump approves major disaster declaration for Florida

Landfall(s) details

Irma made 2nd landfall on Marco Island at 3:35pm on Sunday 9/10

IRMA makes landfall as a Cat 4 at Cudjoe Key in lower FL Keys Sunday morning

At 929 mb, Irma is the most intense hurricane to hit the U.S. since Katrina in 2005

1st year on record U.S. has had 2 Cat 4 landfalls

Join the Discussion


  1. I see Naples is now in trouble. I used to live there. I just saw the storm surge map. Why is Naples in red and Captiva Island off Fort Myers is in yellow? I would think they would be at greater risk.

  2. watching weather channel -reports on nc sc georga how about here – what is happeing in new port richey fl when will storm hit here getting al kinds of information channel 9 has better reports that the weather channel how long does the sorm stay over an area

  3. We are praying for them all. My sister who lives in Bradenton has just come up to Ohio!

  4. St Pete is on the West coast, at this time they are saying Irma will be closer to the East Coast. Much depends on what kind of dwelling they are in and how close to large body of water they are. Payton, depends on where friend of Mom’s is, not everyone has to evacuate. I am sure they are watching news on Irma, we all are.

  5. I just hope that my mom’s friend will be ok because she lives in Florida and I hope she already evacuated with her family.

  6. My parents live in St Pete. How bad will it be there? What can they expect? I’m worried about them since they cannot evacuate! Please

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