The utility originally planned to take all four nuclear plants offline due to hurricane conditions. Although nuclear generators can shut down at a moment’s notice, grid failure would stress Florida’s 40-year-old systems unnecessarily. Turkey Point bore the brunt of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 without structural damage to the reactors, but that hurricane ultimately caused $90 million worth of auxiliary damage.”Look, it’s going to play out over the next five or six hours. I’m going in now for meetings but it’s all about coordination,” he said. “I think we’re really well coordinated as well as you can possibly be.”
Some 2.4 million packaged meals and 1.4 million liters of water (much of it in Alabama) have been set aside at Florida’s request, ready for immediate distribution once crews can safely access disaster sites, Fox said. That’s in addition to what the state’s already set aside itself.
A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Florida and Georgia until 12 AM EDT pic.twitter.com/FhPhnvOYsN
Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned residents of dangerous storm surges that could reach 10 to 15 feet above sea level in the Naples area.Vice President Mike Pence and several Cabinet secretaries who were at Camp David for Trump’s storm briefing later visited FEMA headquarters.
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a 93-year-old man stayed behind in one of the damaged mobile homes, despite officers’ pleas for him to leave. He was not injured by the storm.
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Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys on Sunday and set a course for the state’s mainland after pummeling islands in the Caribbean.
– Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn "The worrisome part will be later when the winds start pushing the water back," Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean said.
However, again, even if the post had gotten the dates right, the idea that they contain significance is an example of cherry-picking numerical patterns (which exist everywhere) and contorting them to fit pre-existing beliefs and theories. We have addressed such pattern-seeking previously, in the context of both hurricanes and terrorist attacks.The westerly winds behind the storm will be particularly damaging on the west coast because they will bring in the sea from the Gulf and the high tides.
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Your locations are now saved and available anywhere you log in.Disruptions to businessesIncreased unemployment rates for weeks, and possibly months in some placesDamage to transportation, infrastructureCrop loss, including cotton crop and 25 percent of orange crop, which will impact the cost of consumables for all AmericansIncreased gasoline, heating oil and jet fuel prices impacting all AmericansDamage to homes, cars, furniture, antiques, jewelry and other valuablesLoss of valuable papers, cherished belongings such as photos”Some of the losses will be covered by insurance, some will not, so the losses will be felt in a variety of ways by millions of people. Many millions of people have already been evacuated, so their lives have already been affected and they have incurred costs of one sort or another,” Myers said.
Updated 2326 GMT (0726 HKT) September 10, 2017As if all this were not enough, there’s the threat of a storm-caused nuclear meltdown. The Turkey Point nuclear power station sits on an exposed island in Biscayne Bay, about 25 miles south of Miami. Built in the early 1970s, the aging plant depends on similar vulnerable backup systems to prevent a meltdown as those of Japan’s Fukushima plant, which is still leaking radiation. Although Turkey Point’s main reactors are 20 feet above sea level, the plant’s diesel-powered backup generators, which keep cooling water circulating through the reactors when power is knocked out, are less elevated and less well insulated, according to Phil Stoddard, the mayor of South Miami.By Catherine E. Shoichet, Holly Yan and Faith Karimi, CNN
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Palm Beach County Animal Care has rescued more than 50 pets found tied to trees or in cages outside Friday and Saturday. Palm Beach’s prosecutor promised to prosecute anyone who abandoned a pet.
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Of course, the data that GasBuddy has is only as good as the information it gets from its users. The Boston-based company says it has nearly 70 million downloads throughout the US, Canada, and Australia, and regularly sees 3 million updates each day. According to the WSJ, the number of daily gas reports from app users has increased in anticipation of Irma, but GasBuddy wouldn’t say by how much. The company tries to verify data by discarding reports that come from too far away from the gas station in question.
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NPR’s Maquita Peters contributed to this report.
He said FEMA has been “incredible” and that the U.S. Coast Guard deserved “tremendous credit” for its storm response.
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Grid List Unified Wide Site themePresident Donald Trump approved a disaster declaration for Florida, opening the way for federal aid.
“It’s enormously important that every American in the path of this storm take the warnings of state and local officials to heart,” Pence said.
A beaten path through the Florida Keys
Before evacuating or taking shelter, some folks took unusual steps to protect their property from the anticipated flooding and high winds. Cars were wrapped in plastic wrap or placed on cinder blocks. Outdoor refrigerators were lashed to trees with bungee-cords.WhatsApp: +447555 173285 Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay Send pictures/video to email@example.com Upload your pictures / video here Send an SMS or MMS to 61124 or +44 7624 800 100 Please read our terms & conditions Or use the form belowFull Coverage: Hurricane IrmaHurricane Irma: High winds cause cranes to collapse in MiamiMore than 2.1M customers lose power in FloridaFlorida Power & Light said that by Sunday afternoon, more than 2.1 million customers had lost power in Florida. The utility, which services much of south Florida, said more than 845,000 of those customers were in Miami-Dade County.Fort Lauderdale police arrested nine people they said were caught on TV cameras looting sneakers and other items from a sporting goods store and a pawn shop during the hurricane.
“You don’t want to be in that path,” Trump said, referring to residents of Florida who remained along the coast. “That’s a path you don’t want to be in. And we tried to warn everybody and for the most part they’ve left but that’s a bad path to be in.”
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We’re interested in your feedback on this page. Tell us what you think.More than 1 million residents had already lost power by Sunday morning, and it could be days before officials can provide food and water to those struggling in the aftermath of the powerful storm.
The storm made a second landfall in Marco Island Sunday.ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida Power & Light says it will be weeks, not days, before electricity is fully restored because of the damage being done by Hurricane Irma.
In its latest update at 00:00 GMT Monday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that Irma was now moving northwards near the city of Fort Myers.
The storm’s centre now pummels Florida’s Fort Myers area, amid warnings of large sea surges.
Washington Post reported. The center of the storm has extremely low pressure to draw water upward.
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When she lived on Long Island in New York, she stood up to Hurricane Sandy. She’ll do the same for Irma.
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“I own my house. You leave and then there is a major disaster then they don’t let you come back to Florida until many days after,” Constantinidis said. “If you have any damage or water getting into your house and you have to wait for two or three weeks to come back, then your house will be completely damaged by the time you come back to Florida.”