Georgia governor expands state of emergency to include entire state

Florida State, Florida cancel football games because of Irma

Florida State, Florida cancel football games because of Irma

Most outages were in Florida Power & Light's service area in the southern and eastern parts of the state.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott will head to the Keys to assess damage Monday, after the island chain was pummeled.

A tornado is suspected of damaging mobile homes in Palm Bay.

The path of the storm, tracking the west coast of Florida, meant it might be less destructive than it would otherwise have been, Trump said, noting the next five or six hours would be critical.

The east coast, including the Treasure and Space coasts, should expect at least tropical storm winds.

As Irma transitioned from a hurricane to a tropical storm, the cleanup effort across Florida begins, as residents try to pick up the pieces of what Irma left behind. The Leeward Islands saw food, water and medicine shortages and looting. Further cancellations are expected as the storm moves north to Georgia and the Carolinas. The police chief said violating the curfew is a misdemeanor.

At 8 a.m. Monday, the National Weather Service downgraded Irma to a tropical storm, but warned the storm is still producing gusts of near-hurricane-force winds.

Miami International Airport will be closed Monday after sustaining "significant water damage throughout", according to CEO Emilio Gonzalez.

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The storm is expected to move north Monday, heading toward Fort Myers and Tampa.

Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys early Sunday morning as a Category 4 hurricane.

"At this point, we don't know if there is a home to go home to", Stacey said.

Company officials estimate about 6 million people, representing 3.4 million customer accounts, will lose power in the Category 3 storm's wake. Scott has called up and sent out 7,000 National Guardsmen across the state, some of whom have been dispatched to the more than 400 shelters that have been set up.

It left more than 20 people dead across the Caribbean and as it moved north over the Gulf of Mexico's bathtub-warm water of almost 90 degrees, it was expected to regain strength.

Right now the ferocious storm is drawing the ocean away from the coast and feeding the storm surge into other areas.

The worst of Irma is likely yet to come for much of Middle Georgia.

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