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September 15, 2017 1:20 AM Hurricane Irma: Three-quarters of one Florida county still without power

Widespread destruction in the Florida Keys Children clean a dirty mattress from a flooded home in Immokalee, Florida, on Thursday, September 14. Hurricane Irma laid waste to beautiful Caribbean islands and caused historic destruction across Florida. The cleanup will take weeks; recovery will take months. On September 14, President Donald Trump, Vice President 1

September 12, 2017 11:01 AM Millions without power in Florida as deadly Irma ploughs north

Millions of Florida residents were without power Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma spun northwest into the US mainland, drenching the region and causing rivers to overflow. Most of the Sunshine State however appeared to have dodged forecasts of catastrophic damage despite dire early warnings. But Irma's overall death toll jumped to at least 40 after 6

September 12, 2017 10:01 AM Why didn't Hurricane Irma kill more Americans? Thank the meteorologists

During a hurricane in 1900, a storm surge rose out of the Gulf of Mexico and annihilated Galveston, Texas, killing about 8,000 men, women and children. In 1935, at least 408 people died when another cyclone slammed into the Florida Keys, many of them World War I veterans working on construction projects. And in 1957, Hurricane Audrey's storm surges crashed 6

September 12, 2017 7:26 AM Irma Live Updates: ‘I Just Hope Everyone Survived’

“I just hope everyone survived,” Gov. Rick Scott of Florida said on Monday after completing a flyover of the islands. • Over the next two days, Irma is expected to push into Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. • At least 42 people have died as a result of the storm, including at least eight in the continental United States, according to The Associated

September 12, 2017 6:20 AM Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes

FLORIDA CITY: 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 South Carolina. Downgraded to a tropical storm early on Monday, Irma had ranked as one of the most powerful 5

September 11, 2017 12:30 PM Irma Live Updates: System Weakens to a Tropical Storm Over Florida

Irma continued its march north on Monday morning, dumping rain across the width of Florida and lashing the state with powerful winds that downed power lines and left millions in the dark. The National Hurricane Center said that Irma had weakened to a tropical storm but cautioned that it was still capable of throwing off wind gusts that were near hurricane 5

September 11, 2017 6:49 AM Irma Leaves Millions Without Power in Florida and Moves North

Hurricane Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm early Monday as it headed north over Florida, where it twice made landfall and plunged millions people into darkness. No deaths were confirmed Sunday, but the extent of the damage after a day of triple-digit winds and raging waters couldn't fully be assessed until daybreak. Florida's largest utility reported 10

September 11, 2017 6:49 AM Irma weakens but continues to batter Florida

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Miami, United States, Sep 10 – Hurricane Irma, which has toppled cranes, swallowed streets and left millions without power, weakened to a Category 1 storm Monday but remained dangerous as it continued its furious climb up Florida’s southwest coast. Warnings of hazardous storm surges remained in effect through vast swaths of peninsular 10

September 11, 2017 2:20 AM Hurricane Irma's calamitous sweep through Florida--and it's not over yet

In a calamitous northward sweep from the Everglades to the Florida Panhandle, a weakening but still monstrously powerful Hurricane Irma battered a string of cities on the state’s palm-fringed west coast Sunday before advancing toward Georgia and the Carolinas. Irma, downgraded Sunday afternoon to a Category 2 storm and expected to lose its hurricane 1

September 11, 2017 1:17 AM Weakening but still potent Irma aims full force at Florida's Gulf Coast

FORT MYERS, Fla./MIAMI (Reuters) - A weakening but still potent Hurricane Irma lashed Florida’s Gulf Coast on Sunday with tree-bending winds, pounding rain and surging surf, leaving millions of homes and businesses without power while flooding streets and swaying skyscrapers across the state in Miami. In storm-battered towns up and down Florida’s western 2