DEADLY HURRICANE IRMA Unofficial Update September 8, 2017:
Hurricane Irma is still a very high Category 4 storm. Most worldwide tracking models are showing a landfall in the Florida Keys and into mainland south Florida Saturday evening through Sunday morning. The width of the Hurricane Force Winds is roughly 140 miles in diameter - wider than the state of Florida. Wind gusts to 150 MPH will be common through southern and parts of central Florida. Storm surges of 8 to 14 feet are anticipated on both coasts of Florida with 20 to 30 foot waves ON TOP of the storm surge. Rain totals could exceed 12 inches from southern Florida to Tennessee and the Carolinas.
We are REQUESTING that all persons who reside in MANDATORY EVACUATION ZONES do so NOW. Your life may depend on it.
For official updates, please use the link below to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”
Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama