Hurricane Irma: Cape Coral sees minor damage throughout city, flooding on Burnt Store Road

Hurricane Irma: Cape Coral sees minor damage throughout city, flooding on Burnt Store Road

Hurricane Irma first-responder stops to pick up fallen flag in moving video

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“There’s the attic. If worse comes to worse, we will go up in the attic. I don’t know where else to go.”The Weather Company’s primary journalistic mission is to report on breaking weather news, the environment and the importance of science to our lives. This story does not necessarily represent the position of our parent company, IBM.She says the storm downed trees and power lines across her neighborhood.

Hurricane Irma: Daughter, 60, mother, 83, riding out storm in Cape Coral

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida as a Category 4, people hunkered down in shelters and their homes as they prepared for the storm. On Monday, as Americans prayed for their loved ones in the South, they were reminded of another tragedy our country has faced — the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
“We were very fortunate, there never was any (flooding in the house),” said Andrew McRae, who grew up in Glen Nevis, and whose wife Lakshmi is from the Greenfield area. “We’re fine, we’re both back to work.”

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“Keep in mind they have 3.3 million customers without power and the number increases as the storm continues north of us.”

Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.
CORAL SPRINGS, Fl. — A video shared by a Florida police department shows one of their officers going to save an American flag left in the middle of the road during Hurricane Irma.

Despite urgent warnings issued by the governor of Florida for residents to evacuate, many people have chosen to stay in their homes and ride out Hurricane Irma.She and her extended Cuban family were planning to ride out Irma in a concrete house on Academy Boulevard. The night before the storm, they played dominoes and drank wine, confident that the building would hold and their big stock of rice, beans, chicken and pork would carry them through.Any vegetation should be placed at the curb for pickup. The city asks that you do not bag any vegetation. Also, do not mix vegetation with any other trash or block any sidewalks, mailboxes, fire hydrants, or trash bins. For the remainder of this week, crews will be clearing roadways. Please be aware that the city will only do vegetation removal in private communities with FEMA approval.

Hurricane Irma first-responder stops to pick up fallen flag in moving video

Hurricane Irma first-responder stops to pick up fallen flag in moving video

“We made it!” Tighe and her mother said ahead of a kiss. “We're safe, that's what matters. I hope everyone else is safe too after this horrific storm.”Facebook on Monday, an officer is seen through a rain-soaked windshield getting out of his vehicle and walking into the middle of a deserted highway to retrieve an American flag.

Hurricane Irma: Cape Coral councilwoman worried about residents who didn't flee

“It was pretty crazy down here and real nerve-racking. You can feel the pressure just from the wind that goes get through the windows and the hurricane shutters. I can’t even describe what I was hearing,” she recounted about what she experienced Sunday night.

Lowe's off Airport-Pulling received more wood for customers. People have been waiting since 5 a.m. today.
Hurricane Irma: Daughter, 60, mother, 83, riding out storm in Cape Coral

Hurricane Irma: Daughter, 60, mother, 83, riding out storm in Cape Coral

Schiavo is a SWAT medic who was working for the Coral Springs Fire Department. He told ABC News that it was “an honorable thing to do” and “it would be a disgrace to let that lay on the ground.”

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“I just thought at the moment that it would be a disgrace to let that lay on the ground,” Schiavo said, noting that his colleagues felt the same way.Hurricane Irma: Cape Coral struggles with trash pick up after holiday, pre-storm – please take bins, bulk items inside after 7 p.m. Friday

After Hurricane Irma: What Happens Next in Coral Springs

“We were trying to do everything professionally, but I wanted to take pictures to share this moment because it’s not very often that we get to experience something like this,” Sgt. Scott Myers of the Coral Springs Police Department, who was also at the scene told CNN.

As of mid-day on Monday, Irma was churning northward and out of Florida, but it was still a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 120 km/h. It was pushing swelling seas toward the heavily-populated Tampa Bay region on Florida’s Gulf Coast.Shelters for Hurricane Irma opened in Lee County and residents flocked to take advantage of the facilities made available Bill Smith/The News-Press

She lives in the southwest portion of Cape Coral, an area that officials advised residents to leave before Irma made it to southwest Florida. Coral Springs Police Department/FacebookAfter picking it up from the street, he took it in his hands and held it up to allow it to wave in the wind in all its glory.

Better, they agreed, to stay at the house with loved ones, playing games and sticking together.

The group felt fortunate to find shelter off Homestead Road in Lehigh.

Danny Burns, a former resident of the region, when the hurricane’s track through Florida was still unknown earlier this past weekend, used a forecasting term to inject some humour into the grim situation, saying “I feel like I’ve been in the cone of uncertainty my whole life.”
Former residents of Cornwall and SDG have now lived through Hurricane Irma

Former residents of Cornwall and SDG have now lived through Hurricane Irma

CORAL SPRINGS (STORYFUL) – As first-responders moved through the streets of Coral Springs in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Irma, one officer stopped to pick up a fallen American flag.

Minnesotan Sue Tighe rides out #HurricaneIrma in #CapeCoral with her parents. She looks after them following her mother’s recent surgery. pic.twitter.com/z2WigIWSkR

Coral Springs, located in South Florida, saw some of the first severe weather as Irma made landfall.

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“The mother of the person in labor was actually pretty much delivering the baby – her own granddaughter – in the bathroom on the floor,”  Assistant Chief John Whalen with the Coral Springs Fire Department told the news outlet.

“It felt like an honorable thing to do,” he said.Most of the people in Cape Coral have already evacuated due to forecasts of the city getting hit hard by Irma.

(KMSP) – Sue Tighe of Howard Lake, Minn. just so happened to travel to Cape Coral, Fl. two weeks ago – when Irma wasn’t even forethought.Even in the midst of a storm, we are reminded of the love for our country and community. #HurricaneIrma #September11 pic.twitter.com/n3G5mqMKbY“When we were deciding to leave or not, we thought well there is no gas and lots of traffic and we have pets and that’s a mess too,” said Jim Miller of the evacuation.”We won’t have anything to come back to,” she said.

“A lot of times when people call 911, it’s not for something happy, and today – I always say 911 dispatchers save lives – today was very pleasurable to help start a life,” fireman Chris Hurst told the news outlet.

Update from Gov. Rick Scott on #HurricaneIrma as storm approaches Marco Island. (Sept. 10)

We’re shuttered up and have a generator so feel a bit safer here. We did consider evacuating but where would we go? The storm is the size of the state of Florida! The traffic was bumper to bumper and gas was impossible to find. I couldn’t imagine getting stuck somewhere on the interstate. Who knows how long it could take to get back down here too after the storm? Just hoping I still have a home to go back to Monday.

As the crew made their way through the storm-battered streets in an armored vehicle, one of them, Joseph Schiavo, 42, thought he saw something unusual in the road. The group made a “collective decision” to stop and get the object, he said.3. Mallory Square in Key West (YouTube/BroadwaveLiveCams)View from Vanderbilt Beach as Hurricane Irma makes its way towards the Florida peninsula Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Naples. Luke Franke/Naples Daily News


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