Residents are slowly being allowed to return to some islands in the hurricane-slammed Florida Keys as officials try to piece together the scope of Irma's destruction and rush aid into the drenched and debris-strewn state. As it continued on its path toward Georgia, the storm was expected to weaken.
Winds knocked a utility pole and power lines onto a sheriff's cruiser late Sunday in Polk County east of Tampa, illustrating the unsafe conditions for emergency personnel.
Sgt. Chris Lynne and James Tanner Schaill became trapped after they had dropped off an elderly patient at the hospital.
"Don't think just because this has passed you can run home". Firefighters and National Guardsmen went door-to-door and used boats to ferry families to safety. No injuries were reported.
In Redington Shores west of Tampa, attorney Carl Roberts spent a sleepless night riding out the storm in his 17th floor beachfront condo.
"It's so dark in here", he said. More than 100,000 were in the dark in Georgia.
Late Sunday, as the storm moved up Florida's west coast, officials said 28,000 people had taken refuge in 45 county shelters in Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa.
"From 3 to 5 a.m. we'll have high tide and the winds will pull all of that water back onto shore", said Storm Team 8 meteorologist Leigh Spann.
Irma's assault - so soon after Harvey's deluge of Houston - marked the first time the US was hit by two Category 4 storms in the same year.
Few people lived in St. Petersburg when the 1921 Tampa Bay hurricane roared ashore just north of the city.
Irma is the strongest Atlantic storm on record, and the two are the only pair of Atlantic hurricanes to record wind speeds of more than 150 miles per hour at the same time.
Footage from the Grassy Key island shot by United States broadcaster NBC showed downed power lines, felled trees, and streets strewn with debris and vehicles. He said 19,500 electric workers have been deployed in the restoration effort. "The surge is yet to be finished". Water also filled The Battery, the downtown Charleston neighborhood where the Ashley and Cooper rivers meet. Firefighters rescued a puppy from one of the homes there and leashed the anxious dog to the front of one of their trucks to give it water and snacks.
"We know we have many people who want to get off the island, as we have no power, and many, manty more trying to get on the island", Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman said.
The storm killed at least 28 people as it raged westward through the Caribbean en route to Florida, devastating several small islands, and grazing Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti before pummeling parts of Cuba's north coast with 36-foot-tall (11-m) waves. In the coming days, Irma is expected to push into Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and beyond.
The National Weather Service in Atlanta issued a tropical storm watch for the area Monday and Tuesday.
President Donald Trump signed an emergency declaration for SC on Thursday, which makes federal emergency aid available to the state to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts at 75% federal funding.
"You can't see a thing out there", Jayson Simonson, the resident filming, can be heard saying in the background. It doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
"We're not saying get in your auto and go", Merrill said. Authorities were set to begin house-to-house searches Monday to check on survivors.
Emergency responders implored citizens to stay in place and resist venturing outside until crews can assess damage and confirm that it's safe to leave their homes.
Trump also said that he plans to visit Florida "very soon".
There are widespread water and power outages, and the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authorities issued a precautionary boil water notice. FEMA officials estimated that 25 percent of homes were completely destroyed , while another 65 percent suffered serious damage.
It's also said that it can dash from 0 to 124 miles per hour in under 6 seconds, which is less than most cars can get to 60. While AMG is celebrating its 50 anniversary this year, the Project One will surely be a great auto to do it with.
The airline has been struggling for some time and over the past two years has announced losses amounting to 1.2bn euros (£1.1bn). Air Berlin continues to operate due to a 150 million euro ($180 milliom) credit loan from the German government.
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But, Jose is expected to strengthen slightly by late in the week to 80 miles per hour - still a Category 1 hurricane. The NHC expects a full six days of movement, with Hurricane Jose already 300 miles away from its current location.
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Using lateral movement, GGG stalks his opponents to the ropes or corners, where many of his knockouts take place. EST. "I rate Canelo as pound for pound the best fighter in the world now that Mayweather has retired again".
Gasoline stocks fell by 8.4 million barrels, compared with analysts' expectations in a Reuters poll for a 2.1 million-barrel drop. Irma has knocked out power to 4.5 million customers, paralyzed tanker traffic and shut about 6,000 gasoline stations.
Since the display now takes up almost the entire front of the iPhone X , the traditional physical Home button has been retired. APPLE launched its most expensive iPhone ever this evening - but it's first ever outing didn't quite go to plan.
State's uninsured rate is half what it was in 2011
Those without health insurance in 2014 made up about 14.5 percent of the population compared to 10.9 percent in 2015. Most states continued to see decreases in their uninsured rates previous year , with only 11 states seeing no drop.
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