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The Latest on Irma: Irma a Category 2 Hurricane

10 Sep 2017, 12:47 am

Irma continues up the Florida peninsula as a category 2 hurricane.

At the 11 p.m. EDT update, the National Hurricane Center said that Irma showed signs of weakening, having maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour. It had a minimum central pressure of 952 mb and was moving north at 14 mph.

Irma made a second landfall on Marco Island around 3 p.m. EDT Sunday as a category 3 hurricane.

Earlier Sunday morning, Irma officially made its first landfall in Florida on Cudjoe Key at 9:10 a.m. EDT Sunday as a category 4 hurricane.

 

Storm surge flooding continues to be a huge threat for those living in central and south Florida. A Storm Surge Warning is already in effect for the Florida Keys. The biggest threat for storm surge flooding remains along the southwest coast of Florida. The National Hurricane Center expects 10 to 20 feet of inundation above ground level.

Tropical alerts have continued to extend northward.

Irma made landfall on Cuba Friday night as a category 5 hurricane. WeatherNation talked with Hurricane Hunters as they were flying through Irma and described that the storm had strengthened as it was approaching Cuba.

 

Stay with WeatherNation for the very latest on Irma.

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