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He added: "I don't mind taking the heat for being cautious, but I don't want to take the heat for being foolish". "[The water] receded late Sunday, maybe early Monday", he said.
The U.S. Hurricane Center said as of Monday afternoon, Irma had winds of 130 miles per hour.
According to the advisory: "There is an increasing chance of seeing some impacts from Irma in the Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys later this week and this weekend". The storm could affect Florida on Sunday.
In the Caribbean, hurricane warnings were issued for 12 island groups, including the British Virgin Islands, where the governor urged people to evacuate the tiny island of Anegada if they could ahead of the storm.
Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday in all of the state's 67 counties in response to Irma.
Governor of Baja California Sur, Carlos Mendoza has reported that Tropical Storm Lidia had dumped around 27 inches of heavy rain, "the largest amount of water we have had since 1933". Models still consistently show Irma turning to the north with "possible significant impacts to this region early next week".