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Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina Colleges Close for Irma

13 Septembre 2017

Two other cranes toppled earlier in Miami as Irma swirled up the state. Chatham County, which includes Savannah, sustained massive flooding due to the storm, a surge of 4.7 feet and a high tide, known locally as a king tide.

"All of my family members made a decision to weather the storm", she said.

As all this is happening, meteorologists are nervously watching a newly formed disturbance in the east Atlantic that has a 30 percent chance of developing into a cyclonic storm in the next 48 hours.

"No way!" Indigo interrupted.

By the time Irma finished with Marco Island, she left 15 homes that have either lost their roofs or suffered other severe damage, the fire department said.

The county administrator in the Florida Keys says crews will begin house to house searches Monday morning, looking for people who need help and assessing damage from Hurricane Irma.

Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state residents without power and city streets underwater from Orlando and Jacksonville into coastal Georgia and SC.

"Basically, every house in the Keys was impacted in some way or another", the FEMA chief said.

That's because some islands are extremely hard to access.

Though relief efforts are just starting to shape up as curfews are slowly lifted and first responders are able to reach the areas most affected, there is one concrete way you can help families in Florida immediately. "It's the road. It's being able to get supplies down", Newman said. They said it could take weeks to fully restore service. Embassy officials said India's Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna was closely monitoring the situation. Tornadoes are possible in northeast Florida, and southeastern portions of Georgia and SC through tonight. But that doesn't mean all Floridians should try to go back home.

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She said her family members in Naples didn't realize the severity of the storm until it was too late.

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More than 6.3 million people were told to evacuate Florida, with warnings of a huge storm surge that would be "life-threatening" to anyone in its path.

Brad Whitworth of Texas is riding the storm out in Tavernier, Florida, just south of Key Largo.

"The bad news is that this is some big monster, but I think we're really well coordinated", he said.

It appears Hurricane Jose, which was expected to become a tropical storm, is projected to hang on to its Category 1 status for the next few days.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on Sunday night issued a mandatory evacuation for some barrier islands, CNN reported.

And in Alabama, some city school districts including Birmingham, Huntsville and Auburn planned to close Monday and in some cases Tuesday.

A tree snapped in half by Hurricane Irma falls on a power line in Alachua County, causing much of Newberry to lose power.

This is the first year on record that the continental United States has had two Category 4 hurricane landfalls in the same year.

Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina Colleges Close for Irma