Reports coming in from Florida Governor Rick Scott say that at this time, more than 76,000 people in the state are without power as hurricane Irma hit the state, however, this was at 6:20 p.m. Since then, things have gotten much worse, and according to Scott, things are going to get worse.
FPL, the primary provider of energy in Florida, stated that at 11:00 p.m., over 196,000 power outages had been reported across the state with just over 106,000 outages in Miami-Dade County alone. This is a deadly storm that the state of Florida has not ever seen. Millions are expected to see major impacts from Hurricane Irma’s deadly winds and storm surge.
On Saturday morning the storm left Cuba headed towards Florida. It had reduced intensity to a Category three storm, but still had winds of 120 mph. The National Hurricane Center says that hurricane Irma looks to be shifting from Miami to the west, targeting St. Petersburg.
By Cletus Dillwood