"I was extremely humbled", said Gragg. "And that just blew up", Buck said. Authorities also struggled to clear the single highway connecting the string of islands to the mainland.
The storm gradually lost strength, weakening to a tropical storm on Monday morning as it moved towards southern Georgia, the National Hurricane Center said. Twenty-three people have been confirmed dead as a result of the storm, according to The Guardian, and a potentially historic mass evacuation is happening in Florida right now.
It was on Friday afternoon when Governor Rick Scott stated that anyone who was able to leave Florida should do so before Irma began to wreak havoc on the state.
A tropical storm warning was issued for the first time ever in Atlanta, where many schools cancelled classes because of the storm.
The current forecast takes Irma over much of Florida as it tracks north, weakening it considerably prior to its closest approach to inland Georgia. At least 36 people died in the storm's wake across the Caribbean. That's more than the population of NY and Los Angeles combined. City officials said it would have taken about two weeks to move the massive equipment.
More than 180,000 people huddled in shelters in the Sunshine State.
"It does look like we're going have frequent enough gusts that it could knock down some weakly rooted trees, and perhaps some tree branches may get knocked down as well", she said.
"I don't know, honey", his wife replied.
In a parting shot, it triggered severe flooding around Jacksonville in the state's northeastern corner.
On Sunday, Deal expanded a State of Emergency to include all of Georgia.
Unanimous: New Sanctions Against North Korea
North Korea warns Washington will pay the price for any fresh sanctions passed on Pyongyang at United Nations meeting on Monday. Seibert said there had been no concrete request for Germany's help in initiating discussions over the North Korean crisis.
UN Security Council adopts new NKorea sanctions
Following a series of behind-the-scenes negotiations Sunday, diplomats agreed not to ban oil exports into North Korea . On 3 September Mr Kim provoked global outrage with a test of what North Korea claimed was a hydrogen bomb .
Irma kills 2 in Georgia, 1 in Sth Carolina
Customers can report and check the status of an outage 24 hours a day by contacting Georgia Power at 888-891-0938. Cooper said five Red Cross shelters are hosting people from Florida and other states who are fleeing the storm.
Around the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, where Irma rolled through early Monday, damage appeared modest.
On Sunday afternoon, it rounded Florida's south-western corner and hugged the coast closely as it pushed towards Naples, Sanibel, Fort Myers and, beyond that, Sarasota. He said 19,500 electric workers have been deployed in the restoration effort.
But Cathy Haynes with Charleston County Emergency Management urged the public to stay alert and prepare for the worst.
The Keys are linked by 42 bridges that have to be checked for safety before motorists can be allowed in, officials said. "A t-shirt, anything white", the office said on its Facebook page.
"Our emergency response teams are seasoned and ready".
"If Hurricane Irma were to affect Western Carolina University, we will follow the University's Adverse Weather Policy (Policy # 41) to make determinations on class and work schedules". He stresses this was a storm not commonly seen in the state.
All of Georgia's interstates are passable, Georgia Department of Transportation's commissioner Russell McMurry said, but the Talmadge and Sidney Lanier bridges remain closed for inspections after the powerful storm that brought near hurricane force winds to Savannah.
Irma was expected to restrengthen as it heads Florida and will remain a very risky hurricane for the next two days, the center said.
People in the heavily populated Tampa-St. Winds will not reach tropical strength in central North Carolina, but it will be breezy with gusts possibly as high as 30 to 35 miles per hour.
The Saints have not played in Minnesota since 2011 though, and the last time they visited they came away with a 42-20 victory. The Vikings moved on from him in the offseason, and there was no rush among other teams to line up to bid on him.
Middlebury supports undocumented and DACA-designated students throughout their time at all of our schools and programs. To be eligible, applicants must have arrived in the US before they were 16 and lived here since June 15, 2007.
The return of Jake Arrieta is set to happen within the next week or so and will be beneficial to a struggling starting rotation. Playing loose is a major key for any team in a tight race, so these guys having fun is exactly what we need them to be doing.
On average, equities analysts expect that Verizon Communications Inc . will post $3.78 earnings per share for the current year. According to Thomson Reuters, sell-side analysts are forecasting a harmony target price of $170.54 on company shares.
Actually, only.421 with eight homers in 76 at-bats before Longoria grounded out twice in the first three innings. Sanchez allowed his 15th passed ball, tying the Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal for the major league lead.
OSU coach Mike Gundy announced Tuesday that Vaughn was dismissed from the team Sunday, the day after Vaughn's arrest. The men gave permission to the officers to search for marijuana, as did Vaughn once police spoke with him.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., announced later that day that he would support the agreement. The White House session painted a vivid portrait of discord at the highest ranks of the Republican Party.
And so, in between action and cut, she's the character, and then when you call cut, she's Jennifer Lawrence again'. Lawrence spilled the details with Vanity Fair about Pfeiffer intimidating her on set.
Pakistan had rejected India's request for consular access 18 times, which is a violation of the Vienna Convention. Pakistan disputes India's allegations and claims it arrested Jadhav from its restive Balochistan province.
It has described it as a gangland attack, but says it is not thought to be connected to the ongoing Hutch-Kinahan criminal feud. Anyone with information is asked to contact gardai at Ronastown Garda Station on 01-666 7700.
The stock rose 0.98% or $0.4 reaching $41.25. (NASDAQ:ANGO) has risen 31.47% since September 13, 2016 and is uptrending. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. raised its holdings in Walt Disney Company (The) by 0.4% during the first quarter.
Barcelona full-back, CL hero available for Juventus clash
But their long list of absences, which also included Mario Mandzukic, Claudio Marchisio and Sami Khedira, proved costly. He was roundly criticized for his performance in Italy's 3-0 loss to Spain in a World Cup qualifier this month.
This Mom Delivered Her Own Baby During Hurricane Irma
The National Weather Service says two cranes have collapsed in Miami as strong wind from Hurricane Irma blows in. Another woman said she evacuated less than 24 hours after returning home after evacuating for Hurricane Irma.
Trading Notes: Ultimate Oscillator Below 40 for This Stock
At the time of writing, Direxion Daily Mid Cap Bear 3X Shares (MIDZ) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -167.14. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of stock price movements.
China says it will back new measures against N.Korea
Seoul estimated the blast's yield at 50 kilotons, more than three times the size of the bomb detonated over Hiroshima in 1945. The minister added that Iran is at the top of the list of states suspected of providing North Korea with some kind of aid.
Paul Pogba to miss a 'few weeks' after injury
While Mourinho could not comment on the severity of the midfielder's injury, he is certain that it is a hamstring injury. The France global immediately signalled to the bench and headed straight down the tunnel shaking his head.
Texans will start Deshaun Watson in Week 2
Savage finished the game passing 7-for-13 for 62 yards with no touchdowns/interceptions for a 66.8 rating. During the walk through period of #texans practice we could watch, Watson took every snap with the OL.