Hurricane irma florida map. Hurricane irma lost strength as it swept across florida and was downgraded to a tropical storm on monday morning. Like a giant buzzsaw hurricane irma is forecast to carve a ferocious path up the florida peninsula all the way from the keys to the georgia border. Irma took a parting shot at florida on monday triggering severe flooding in the states northeast corner while authorities along the storms 400 mile path struggled to get aid to victims and take. Hurricane irma began its assault on florida early sunday and made landfall on cudjoe key in lower florida keys with top sustained winds of 130 mph.
The deadline to apply for individual disaster assistance was november 24 2017 but that does not mean fema is leaving. Fema continues working with the state to help survivors and communities recover. Heres everything to know about hurricane irma the category 5 storm predicted to hit the florida keys and parts of the florida peninsula. As hurricane irma models track the storm toward south florida heres a list of evacuation zones for residents in the us.
Hurricane irma is continuing to tear a deadly path through the caribbean causing widespread destruction and reducing buildings to rubble on a track that could lead to a catastrophic strike on. The national hurricane centers forecast. Hurricane irma was an extremely powerful and catastrophic cape verde hurricane the strongest observed in the atlantic in terms of maximum sustained winds since wilma and the strongest storm on record to exist in the open atlantic region.