Georgia reports its first Irma related death

Georgia reports its first Irma related death

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, with almost 45 million passengers a year, anticipates the storm to begin affecting flights early Monday.

A tropical storm warning was issued for the first time ever in Atlanta, where many schools canceled classes because of the storm.

Jacksonville was one of the hardest-hit cities in Florida, with wind gusts of 90 miles per hour being reported at the city's airport. SC could be impacted by severe weather, including tornadoes, heavy rains, flooding and high winds as the system makes its way through the Southeast.

At its peak, the National Hurricane Center said the storm had maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour.

Hurricane-force gust risks have decreased since this morning, and the previous hurricane warnings have been adjusted to tropical storm warnings for the entire WTXL viewing region.

The storm led to power outages across the state, with Florida Power & Light reporting that over 2.1 million customers are without power.

In addition, a tropical storm watch covers parts of north Alabama, including the Huntsville area.

Here's the latest advisory on Irma.

Hurricane Irma, because of its size, is causing some massive storm surges along both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

Georgia reports its first Irma related death
Georgia reports its first Irma related death

Powerful Tropical Storm Irma continued churning up Florida's west coast Monday, on course to hit Alabama and Georgia - and the deadly storm leaves behind it a awful legacy of carnage throughout much of the Florida Peninsula, seen in scores of ripped-off roofs, flooded streets and widespread power outages. He believes southwest Florida is the most impacted but cautions that numbers may rise as "Irma hasn't left".

There's no need to evacuate Central Georgia. "We anticipate that the restoration effort will be measured in weeks, not days".

We will update this post as more information becomes available.

Delta Air Lines, which is based in Atlanta, said that it was closely monitoring Irma's track and "heavy winds and rain Monday [are] expected to impact some flights". "We've got to make sure it's safe".

Today our chance of rain is about as close to 100-percent as you can get.

Irma is still forecast to move away from North Carolina. Wind gusts can be upwards of 60mph.

People walk down a Miami Beach street as winds and rain from Hurricane Irma begin to hit.

Two to 4 inches will be possible across the southeast corner of the state, the weather service said, with isolated areas getting even more.

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