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When Will Hurricane Irma Hit Savannah, Georgia?
February 24 2018, 05:58 | Van Peters
Flooding in the Brickell neighborhood as Hurricane Irma passes Miami Florida
Thanks to the interaction with land, Irma has weakened significantly, but it's still a unsafe storm.
The State Department said Monday that USA embassies and consulates have reopened in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Bahamas, Barbados and Curaçao, although services were limited. "And as a result of that, recovery is going to be a little more slow because there is so much greater territories that have to be covered before anything can be back to a normal environment", Deal said. They are stocking up with gasoline. We've got to make sure it's safe.
More than 45 million people will face continued severe weather conditions as Irma continues to move inland, and some states have already ordered evacuations. Tomlinson said she wanted to stress that there was no formal curfew.
Crawford says Georgia Power expects a widespread of damage caused by high winds and fallen trees.
Still, he said, it will take days for many people to be restored and, in some cases where the damage was extensive, weeks.
After leaving the coast of Cuba, Irma barrelled through the Florida Keys, a chain of low-lying islands to the south, on Sunday morning.
Irma once was the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic, a Category 5 with a peak wind speed of 185 miles per hour.
Irma made landfall there Sunday morning as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 130 miles per hour and a storm surge of at least 10 feet.
Three storm-related deaths have been reported, as Irma moves northwards. Even areas that did not face a direct hit from Irma saw flooding and downed power lines. He urged residents to store trashcans and outside furniture and equipment in their homes.
"We did not expect how extensive this would be", said Kimberly Morgan, public information officer for the Clay County emergency operation center.
After a day of dread and uncertainty, Irma has weakened into a tropical storm, but not before bringing heavy rain, wind, damage and power outages, but sparing the region the worst of its once-historic wrath.