Irma Brings Flooding And Disaster To Jacksonville, Florida

The storm had killed three people when it struck the southern Florida Keys island chain as a more powerful Category Four on Sunday.

In terms of preparing for the storm, Shelley Rossiter of industry body Florida Citrus Mutual pointed to a resource on the University of Florida website that outlines how to prepare citrus groves ahead of such an event. We'll have more on Hurricane Irma after headlines.

Rivers throughout Jacksonville overflowed, damaging homes and businesses, as strong winds covered roads with debris.

Florida outages for Duke Energy Corp, which serves the northern and central parts of the state, held at around 1.2 million, according to the company's website, and Duke's outages in North and SC eased below a peak of 160,000.

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But that doesn't mean Floridians should try to go back home. "We feel the building swaying all the time", he said by phone to Reuters, relaying his view from the 35th floor of his apartment tower.

"Now we just begin the rebuilding process" Curry said Tuesday morning.

The mass exodus from southern Florida could become one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history, according to CNN.

"They told me there is definitely water in the downstairs apartment, which is me", said Keeney, a concierge at the Hyatt in Key West.

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The hurricane weakened into a still-dangerous tropical storm overnight as it pushed inland, triggering record flooding in Florida's northeastern corner.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has already declared a state emergency for all 159 counties as Irma barrels toward the state.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued a mandatory evacuation for some barrier islands. The death toll from the storm also rose in the Caribbean, where at least 34 people are confirmed dead.

After Jose is predicted to become a tropical storm, the hurricane center's cone of probability forecasts it will regain hurricane strength Thursday and loop away from the United States by early Sunday morning.

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"Our goal is don't put any more lives at risk", he said, adding that the current major threat is flooding in the northern part of the state.

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