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Hurricane Irma to land in Florida, tapers to the second category

Hurricane Irma to land in Florida, tapers to the second category

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Hurricane Irma has lost little of their power, before the storm Sunday afternoon (local time), the American continent reached the southwest of the U.s. state of Florida. Up to now, Irma certainly three deaths in Florida. More than 2.5 million homes and businesses are without power.

The National Hurricane Center reports that Irma now of category four on the scale of Saffir-Simpson is toned down to a storm from the second category, with wind speeds up to about 180 kilometers per hour.

The hurricane races Sunday night on Naples, a city on the west coast of Florida. It is expected that the place around 23: 00 (Dutch time) can be achieved. Then is Tampa’s turn. Irma came around 21.30 to land on the island of Marco and weakness, when on the third to the second category.

Now applies to the largest part of the state a tornado alarm. In the northern area, many people Georgia, where Irma on is headed, the state of emergency was declared.

According to a representative of the federal agency for disaster response, FEMA is the route of Irma, the worst-case scenario for the Florida Keys, Monroe County, and the west coast of Florida.

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Victims

Road accidents due to bad weather in Florida already have at least three people killed, reports news channel ABC. Thus perished in Monroe County to a man when he has the power over the wheel of his truck and lost.

In the center of Miami and about 160 kilometres from the centre of the storm, threw two tower cranes in high winds. Tall buildings waving back and forth. The storm surge that Irma brings with it allows for flooded streets. In advance was made by the authorities warned of waves up to 4.6 metres in height on the west coast of the state.

Hurricane Irma in Florida

The hurricane Irma has the American state of Florida is reached.
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Irma is a hurricane of the fourth category and has wind speeds up to 210 kilometers per hour.
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Florida must take into account more than 60 inches rainfall.
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The National Hurricane Center fears in addition to flooding and mudslides.
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More than six million people are called to abandon the region.
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People who continue to be advised to take shelter against the storm.
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In road accidents due to bad weather in Florida, people are killed.
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Miami is the arm of a tall crane demolished, as a result of bad weather.
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Evacuation

Before Irma in Florida land, Sunday, at the beginning of the afternoon (Dutch time), were approximately 6.5 million people evacuated from the southern part of the state.

The largest energy company of the state, Florida Power and Light, estimated that 3.4 million customers without electricity may come to sit as a result of Irma. According to the company, it may in some places weeks to take before the power is restored.

At its peak it was Irma, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever observed in the Atlantic Ocean. The storm pulled a trail of destruction through the Caribbean and took there to sure 28 people’s lives.

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Uprooted trees and flooding, and by approaching hurricane in Florida

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