Hurricane Irma has hit U.S soil; the latest on the storm
Hurricane Irma, the catastrophic storm, hits U.S. soil Sunday morning. Irma is now traveling at a speed of 8 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Hurricane Irma remains at a category four with sustained winds of 130 mph, the storm's eyewall has reached the Lower Florida Keys.
It's expected to go along Florida’s western coast getting Naples and Ft. Myers before heading to Tampa.
Miami-Dade Police are no longer able to respond to calls. Both the west and east coast will be impacted by storm surge; meteorologists say that is the greatest threat to life. In the keys the water level is already two feet above normal.
Over 800 thousand customers are without power in Florida; 6.3 million have been ordered to evacuate and 18 million people are under a tornado warning.
A tropical storm watch has been issued for a large portion of north and central Georgia. Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey activated the State Emergency Operations Center and the Alabama National Guard.