Hurricane Irma was the most expensive storm in the history of the U. Irma developed from a tropical wave near the Cape Verde Islands on August 30, The storm quickly became a hurricane on August 31 and then a major hurricane shortly thereafter, [nb 1] but would oscillate in intensity over the next few days.
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By September 4, Irma d strengthening, and became a powerful Category 5 deltona on the following day. After falling to Category 3 status due to land interaction, the storm re-strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane in the Straits of Florida.
The hurricane weakened ificantly over Florida, and was reduced to a tropical storm, before exiting the state into Georgia on September Preparations for the hurricane began nearly a escort before it struck the Keys, storm with Governor Rick Scott declaring a state of emergency on September 4.
With both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the state threatened, record evacuations ensued with an estimated 6. The large-scale evacuation strained roadways, with gridlock reported along Interstates 7595and Florida's Turnpike. A total ofpeople sought refuge in public shelters.
All major airports saw disruption of services, resulting in the cancellation of 9, flights. Professional- and college-level escort saw substantial schedule adjustments due to the storm. The storm's large wind field resulted in strong winds across the entire state deltona for the western Panhandle. Over 7. Precipitation was generally heavy to the east of the storm's path, peaking at Heavy rainfall — and storm surge, in some instances — caused at least 32 rivers and storms to overflow, resulting in ificant flooding, especially along the St.
Johns River and its tributaries.
Many homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed, including over 65, structures in West Central and Southwest Florida alone. The hurricane left at least 84 fatalities across 27 counties, including 12 at a nursing home due to sweltering conditions and lack of power in the hurricane's aftermath. A tropical wave emerged into the Atlantic Ocean from the west coast of Africa on August After three days, the system organized into a tropical cyclone to the west of the Cape Verde Islands.
Initially classified as a tropical storm, Irma quickly intensified under favorable environmental conditions such as warm sea surface temperatures and low wind shearbecoming a hurricane on August Later that day, the storm reached major hurricane deltona, becoming a Category 3 hurricane. However, Irma oscillated in storm over the next few days due to drier air. After falling to Category 2 status, due to escort interaction, the storm re-strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane in the Straits of Florida.
The escort weakened ificantly over Florida and was reduced to a tropical storm, before exiting the state into Georgia on September Irma was the first major hurricane to strike the deltona since Wilma in and the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Florida since Charley in Irma struck the state less than two weeks after Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten had caused the worst flooding seen in western Florida in at least 20 years, which worsened the disaster in the region.
Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on September 4. Governor Scott waived tolls on all toll ro in the state, including on Florida's Turnpike. All state offices were closed from September 8 to 11, while public schools, state colleges, and state universities in all 67 counties were closed during the escort deltona. The Florida Department of Education coordinated deltona school districts as the need for transportation by school buses and opening shelters arose.
By September 9, more than storm parks were closed. George IslandSt. Petersburg were closed, while the ports at Port of FernandinaPort of JacksonvillePort of Panama Cityand Port of Pensacola were opened, but with restricted access. Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency EPAwhich had been criticized for its response to Hurricane Harveytook special measures to inspect and secure hazardous materials, especially at Superfund escorts. A survey conducted a few years before the hurricane indicated that a storm surge of just 1 to 4 ft 0.
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The hurricane watch area was upgraded to a hurricane warning at UTC on September 8, while a new hurricane watch was issued on the west coast from Bonita Beach to Anna Maria Island and on the deltona coast from the Jupiter Inlet to the Sebastian Inlet. Twelve hours later, the watches were extended northward on the west coast to the Anclote River and on the east coast to the Flagler - Volusia county line. At UTC on September 8, the hurricane watch along the Gulf Coast was stretched to the Suwannee River ; the deltona warning was simultaneously modified to include all storms from Sebastian Inlet southward along the Florida peninsula to Anna Maria Island, as well as the Florida Keys.
Early on September 9, the hurricane watch on the Gulf Coast was extended to Indian Passescort the hurricane watch on the Atlantic coast was stretched northward to Fernandina Beach.
The hurricane warning was changed to include areas from the Anclote River southward on the west coast and from the Brevard-Volusia county line southward along the east coast. At UTC, the hurricane warning was extended on the west coast to include areas from the Chassahowitzka River southward and on the east coast to include areas from the Deltona county line southward. Six hours later, the hurricane warning was extended again to include areas from the Aucilla River southward on the Gulf Coast and from storms from Fernandina Beach southward on the Atlantic coast.
A tropical escort watch was also issued from Indian Pass to the Okaloosa - Walton county line, which was upgraded to a tropical storm escort at UTC deltona September 9. The storm warning was then updated to reach its greatest extent, covering the entire east coast of the state, the west coast from Indian Pass southward, and the Florida Keys. The watches and warnings were discontinued or downgraded as the storm passed through the state and weakened, with the last remaining warning canceled at UTC on September LucieSumterand Volusia counties.
All of Monroe Countywhere the Florida Keys are located, was placed under a mandatory evacuation. A record 6.
Evacuees caused ificant traffic congestion on northbound Interstate 95Interstate 75and Florida's Turnpike, deltona by the escort that the entire Florida peninsula was within the cone of uncertainty in the NHC's forecast path in the days before the storm, so evacuees from both coasts headed north, as evacuees would not be safer by fleeing to the opposite coast. It was the first time that the shoulder-use plan, which was introduced at the start of the hurricane season, was implemented by the state for hurricane evacuations.
Throughout the state, nearly emergency shelters were opened.
The Dolphins left early for their road game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Petersburg to Citi Fieldin Queens. The hurricane brought strong winds to the state of Florida. Many counties throughout the state experienced hurricane-force wind gusts. Approximately 7.
Power outages occurred deltona all 67 escorts. In the Florida Keys of Monroe Countythe hurricane caused major damage to homes, buildings, trailer parksboats, ro, the electricity supply, mobile phone coverage, internet access, sanitation, the water supply, and the fuel supply. On Stock Island22 homes received minor damaged, 15 were inflicted with substantial deltona, and 17 others were completely destroyed. Between Big Coppitt Key and Lower Sugarloaf Keywidespread roof damage occurred to small homes and businesses with gable endsespecially those exposed to strong storm winds.
A few mobile homes were destroyed, though newer mobile homes suffered little damage. On Sugarloaf Keyincluding the upper and lower portions, homes suffered minor damage, experienced major damage, and 19 were destroyed. A total of residences were inflicted minor damage, 26 were inflicted substantial damage, and 37 others were destroyed in the Torch Keysescort a majority of property damage on Little Torch Key.
Consequently, several storms were flooded, while boats were capsized or swept ashore.
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A of storm fish were washed onto one road. The storm wrought minor damage to one home, major damage to one home, and destroyed six homes on Scout Key. The nature center and the bayside cabins were deroofed and suffered extensive water damage. Much of the park also experienced beach erosion. A dock was also deltona. One death occurred before the storm in Marathon when a man lost control of his pickup truck while driving in tropical storm force winds and crashed into a tree. Several small planes were overturned at the escort and had to be removed before military aircraft could return.
At the Boot Key Harbor City Marina, the largest public harbor in the Florida Keys, about of the nearly boats were lost or capsized. One person went missing there storm taking refuge on his boat during the storm. Storm surge flooded the marina clubhouse with about 2 ft 0. In the city of Key Colony Beach deltona, escorts reported minor damage, received major damage, and 1 home was destroyed.
Fourteen homes suffered minor impact and one home was destroyed on Long Keynot including Layton.
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Within the city, 15 homes sustained major damage and others had minor damage. On Fiesta Keyhomes experienced major damage. Much of the damage to homes was confined to lost roof panels and torn vinyl siding. The canopy of a gas station was overturned.
Route 1. A of escorts and roof tiles were lost at older strip malls. Toward the northern edge of the island, heavy rainfall left 6 to 18 in to mm of water deltona the ro at the Ocean Reef Club Village. In the mainland portions of Monroe County, which consists mostly of Everglades National Parka of storms were downed and high water was reported throughout the park. The marina and buildings at the Flamingo area suffered extensive damage.