Current projections show the hurricane striking the southern tip of Florida at about 8 a.m. Sunday and moving north, reaching the Georgia-Florida state line Monday morning.
Homer Bryson, head of the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, noted that the storm is still three days away from Georgia. She had no further details.
Irma would continue to weaken to a tropical storm, at the Georgia/Florida line.
Savannah fine art photographer Dan Kaufman stops in the middle of almost deserted downtown Savannah, Ga., Sunday, Sept., 10, 2017 to take a photo of City Hall before winds from the outer bands of Hurricane Irma are forecast to impact the area.
Clem says the man's wife called 911 saying he suffered a heart attack, and first responders found his body lodged between two beams on the shed's roof with debris on top of him. The dead in SC included a man struck by a tree limb while clearing storm debris and a man who died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator inside his mobile home.
Because there is so much damage and so many power outages to much of the area, state leaders are urging evacuees to remain where they are for at least another day. Georgia Power restored power to more than 338,000 customers impacted by Hurricane Matthew quickly and safely by fully deploying company resources and leveraging the mutual assistance network in the week following the storm.
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Withdrawing the indefinite strike was also discussed in the meeting. "Today's meeting was very positive and constructive". Banerjee said on Tuesday that the state will examine how to legally initiate a tripartite discussion over Gorkhaland.
An estimated 43% of Florida gas stations were out of fuel Tuesday morning, according to GasBuddy. Utilities said thousands of employees were prepared to respond, but repairs could take several days.
Hurricane Irma, which is expected to be the strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in North America, has been under surveillance by many states along the Atlantic Coast for the last couple of weeks. There were still more than 100,000 power outages reported in the state Tuesday afternoon. Portions of coastal SC flooded as well. Only Hurricane Hugo's direct hit in 1989 and a 1940 hurricane that hit a short way down the coast pushed higher seas.
Neighboring South Carolina was also preparing for potential in landlocked counties while Gov. Henry McMaster rescinded parts of an order requiring coastal health facilities to move patients inland.
The state has five shelters open for people coming from outside the state to get out of Irma's way. "But there will still be rain and wind particularly in the west side of the state". And much of Alabama has pine trees that can snap in high winds. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
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