Irma Weakens To Category 4 Hurricane As It Heads For Florida

Irma Weakens To Category 4 Hurricane As It Heads For Florida

If you are in an evacuation zone, you need to go now. "This is a catastrophic storm like our state has never seen", Scott told reporters, adding that the storm's effects would be felt from coast to coast in the state.

Irma could be bigger and more destructive than prior major storms, with its surge reaching inland and disrupting house wiring and causing fires, Leatherman said.

Officials in Florida have ordered a total of 6.3 million people, or about a third of the state's population, to evacuate, creating massive traffic jams on highways and overcrowding shelters.

Hurricane Katia made landfall late Friday on Mexico's Gulf Coast as a Category 1 storm and was weakening over eastern Mexico on Saturday morning.

Forecasters warned of storm surge as high as 15 feet. It was predicted to slam southern Florida on Sunday. In the meantime, the NHC extended its hurricane warning up the East Coast to Sebastian Inlet, and up the West Coast to the Suwannee River.

Near the Bay of Nettle, on the island of Saint Martin, during and after the passage of Hurricane Irma.

At the only fully-operational airport, located on the French side, exhausted women including one with a newborn baby, children and the elderly waited for flights out to nearby Guadeloupe or even mainland France. It left more than 20 people dead across the Caribbean and as it moved north over the Gulf of Mexico's bathtub-warm water of almost 90 degrees, it was expected to regain strength. "People are walking around with weapons", De Vin said, while insisting that Dutch troops were "getting more of a grip on the situation".

Esteban Reyes, 65, was pushing his bicycle taxi laden with a mattress, iron and DVD player.

"We are less than 24 hours away from the lower half of our state experiencing Category 4 winds", the governor said.

Senate ups Hurricane Harvey relief package to $15 billion
The Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would provide relief for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, grant a three-month debt ceiling extension as well as keep the government funded for that duration.

MacDill Air Force Base, the military installation home to US Central Command, issued mandatory evacuation orders with the eye of the storm expected to pass over its home city of Tampa early Monday.

The low-lying Florida Keys will be struck first when Irma arrives on Sunday and authorities are reportedly considering withdrawing emergency teams from the islands.

INSURANCE The industry is in good financial shape because insurers haven't had to pay out for mammoth losses like back-to-back hurricanes in over a decade, analysts say. Anybody from Alabama to North Carolina should be watching this storm very closely, Long said.

A hurricane warning for the Commonwealth island of Barbuda and the British territory of Anguilla has been downgraded to a tropical storm warning, while Antigua and the British Virgin Islands are on tropical storm watch.

A Reuters witness described the roof and walls of a solidly built house shaking hard as the storm rocked the island of Providenciales.

The hurricane has already claimed at least 20 lives, paving a path of destruction across the British Virgin Islands and battered the north coast of Cuba before arriving in the Sunshine State late on Saturday.

Turkey Point was expected to close on Friday evening and St. Lucie is to shut about 12 hours later, depending on the storm's path.

France said it was deploying hundreds more police and other emergency personnel to the islands as it ramped up its response to the devastation in its overseas territories. Family members have resorted to calling a St. Croix-based radio station that broadcasts in both the USA and British Virgin Islands. In all, more than 400 people died in Florida.

Related:

  • Allegri believes Dybala can match Messi, Ronaldo & Neymar

    Allegri believes Dybala can match Messi, Ronaldo & Neymar

    He said: "The season begins here because the first two games were like a little taster of the season". They are equal on points with rivals Inter, AC Milan , Napoli and Sampdoria.

    North Korea: Russian President, Putin warns of 'global catastrophe'

    He also confirmed his country had successfully conducted its sixth and largest nuclear bomb test on Sunday. That calculation has held, even while China's interests have diverged from those of North Korea.

    Traded Price Fluctuations to Observe:- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH)

    Pegasus Partners Ltd. raised its position in shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation by 222.7% in the second quarter. Their average price target spell out an upbeat performance - a 6% and would give CTSH a market capitalization of almost $44.66B.
  • Richland County Opening Shelter, County Offices Closed Monday

    Richland County Opening Shelter, County Offices Closed Monday

    We will continue to monitor weather conditions and stay in contact with Greenville County Emergency Preparedness officials. Henry McMaster said Friday afternoon there will be no statewide order on school closings.
    Ederson a doubt for City Champions League opener after clash

    Ederson a doubt for City Champions League opener after clash

    While the Belgian dazzled, it also served as a reminder to Jurgen Klopp of how badly he needed Philippe Coutinho. The Cameroon forward's opener was cancelled out by Marcus Rashford in first-half stoppage time.
    Putnam says Irma will hurt Florida's crops, agricultural lands

    Putnam says Irma will hurt Florida's crops, agricultural lands

    But he says if it gets bad, he'll get out and head away from the coast. "We're gonna hold our butts and pray", said Helen. Anderson says he's betting and hoping that the storm isn't as strong as it's looking now when it hits.
  • Military Action Against N.Korea Certainly Not 'First Choice'

    Military Action Against N.Korea Certainly Not 'First Choice'

    Kim, a third-generation dictator in his 30s, has conducted four of North Korea's six nuclear tests since taking power in 2011. In July, China and Russian Federation protested an oil embargo when the United Nations discussed a new resolution.

    The Zacks Investment Research Lowers Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) to Hold

    The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by RBC Capital Markets. Also, insider G Mason Morfit sold 7,000,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th.

    Japan, S. Korea can buy more United States military equipment

    The governments in Seoul and Washington were also discussing deployment of a USA carrier group and strategic bombers, Yonhap said. On Monday, the South's military launched a volley of ballistic missiles simulating an attack on the North's nuclear test site.
  • Welbeck at the double for first time in league for Arsenal

    Welbeck at the double for first time in league for Arsenal

    Alexis Sanchez is seemingly fully committed to the Arsenal cause despite failing to secure a summer move to Manchester City . Arsene Wenger's side were woeful in a 4-0 defeat at Anfield two weeks ago, which followed a 1-0 loss at Stoke .
    Japan PM urges 'greatest possible pressure' on N.Korea

    Japan PM urges 'greatest possible pressure' on N.Korea

    Putin said that Russian Federation would sue the us over the closure, an action that was confirmed later by the Kremlin. China is by far North Korea's biggest trading partner, accounting for 92 per cent of two-way trade previous year .

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank Trims Stake in AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) (NYSE

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research holds 0.05% in Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) or 130,397 shares. LLC boosted its position in shares of AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) by 14.5% in the 2nd quarter.

Comments

Latest news

Tim Duncan pledges to match $1 million for US Virgin Islands relief
Thomas, several people were killed , buildings were leveled and the hospital, airport and fire station were destroyed. Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in south Florida has since been evacuated as the state braces for the storm this weekend.

BMO Capital Markets Reiterates A Buy Recommendation On Johnson Johnson
With 421,800 avg volume, 4 days are for Everest RE Group Limited (NYSE:RE)'s short sellers to cover RE's short positions. Also, VP Paulus Stoffels sold 102,692 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 24th.

North Korea: The Kims' Cheat and Retreat Game
Democrats accused the administration of sending confusing signals to adversaries and allies. She reiterated U.S. threats to impose sanctions on countries that trade with North Korea.

Cougs complete comeback shocking Boise State in 3OT thriller
However, as happy as Leach was with the victory, he was plain in his distaste for the lackluster way his offense started the game. This is the first time Boise State has played a ranked team since the 2014 Fiesta Bowl when Boise State defeated Arizona.

The Indians have won 17 games in a row
The Indians responded with one run in the third, one run in the fourth, one run in the fifth, and one run in the seventh. The Orioles were the latest team to run into the Indians and managed just four hits in the opener of a 10-day trip.

New Magic: The Gathering Digital Card Game Revealed
This is the firs title developed in-house by Wizards of the Coast's Digital Games Studio . There were a lot of advantages to starting fresh with MTG Arena .

How Shraddha Kapoor is preparing for Saina Nehwal's Bollywood biopic
Her journey to the top has been fascinating and I am honoured to be given this opportunity to play her in my next film Saina . Shraddha Kapoor has started working on the Saina Nehwal biopic and looks like the prep is going on in full swing.

Regal Entertainment Group Class (NYSE:RGC) Experiences Heavier than Average Trading Volume
They expect this year's earnings to fall -7.21% year-over-year to $1.03, followed by 15.53% growth in the next year to $1.19. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 2.2% of its shares through open market purchases.

NWS: Severe Irma wind gusts to reach most of Florida
No matter which scenario plays out with Irma, one of the chief local concerns is the loss of power and the toppling of trees. We have seen the path shift nearly every time we check a new computer model run so we will watch and wait.

Shark Attack On NSW North Coast
Abe Mcgrath, a local from Suffolk Park, drove himself to Ballina Hospital after the shark bit him on his hip. He then grabbed half his surfboard and swam to shore. "As a result of the impact, the board has snapped".

QTS Realty Trust's (NYSE:QTS) "Equal Weight" Rating Reiterated at Morgan Stanley
The company was initiated on Monday, March 28 by Cowen & Co. (NYSE:EDR) earned "Buy" rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, June 28. Tukman Grossman Capital Management Inc sold 116,700 shares as International Business M (IBM)'s stock declined 15.88%.

More action needed against N.Korea: China
The statement says both leaders stressed that the global community has condemned North Korea's "provocations". Local health and fire officials said dozens of people suffered mostly minor injuries during the clashes.

Targa Resources, Inc. (TRGP) Shares Bought by Principal Financial Group Inc
Following the transaction, the insider now owns 50,853 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,273,129.10. Quantbot Technology LP holds 5,241 shares. $93,250 worth of stock was sold by Saunders Anne on Thursday, May 4.

Trump, Turnbull talk North Korea, floods
Security Council meeting Monday that the United States wants a new U.N. resolution with tougher sanctions adopted by September 11. Trump has urged China, North Korea's only major ally, to do more to rein in its neighbour.

Worth Watching Stock Encana Corporation (ECA)
Currently Encana Corp (NYSE:ECA)'s shares owned by insiders are 0%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 67.2%. That represents a quarterly year/year change in revenues of 0.43 in sequential terms, the ECA saw sales decline by 0.01.

Other news