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  • Latest on Irma

    Hi everyone.

    Here’s the latest on Irma:

    The storm made a landfall on the northern coast of Cuba yesterday, and has weakened a little bit, but don’t let the Category fool you.  This hurricane will strengthen again with a lot of warm water ahead of it.

    Irma has started to take its Northward track now and will move into the Keys and SW Florida tomorrow morning.

    Thought on timing hasn’t changed with the center of Irma passing through the western Florida Keys, likely mid-morning.   As with all landfalling tropical systems, there is also a threat for brief tornadoes.

    The storm surge will be the biggest threat from Irma with the possibility of 10-15 foot storm surge on some of these low lying areas.

    Some areas could easily get 8-12 inches of rain depending on where the bands set up.  But this won’t be a rain event.  This will be a storm surge and possibly a Cat 4 wind event.

    We’ll keep you updated throughout the weekend.  Hopefully everyone has made their preparations and have evacuated in areas that could potentially be devastated after Irma moves in.

    JD

Brenda Sweitzer

I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed watching Brian (the young man doing the reporting in Miami). He has just been very informative and very sincere.

September 10, 2017 at 10:35 pm

Roman

HEY! How about you calm down...there are 3 widowers on my street alone that have no place to go and no family and can't afford to evacuate. your over reaction to this storm does nobody any good, all you are doing is causing these and many others more worry. we live west of daytona beach stop all this stupid hype..

September 9, 2017 at 3:40 pm

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