Caribbean in chaos as Irma brings floods to Florida

IRMA STORM

Latest information about hurricane irma location, road closures, and more

Hurricane Irma Path

Coastal Flood Warning in Northeast Florida

  • COASTAL FLOODING…FLOODING IS EXPECTED ALONG THE ST JOHNS
    RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES AS WELL AS THE TROUT RIVER. ASTRONOMICAL
    TIDES WILL BE UP TO 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL WITH SOME
    LOCATIONS IN MAJOR FLOOD CATEGORY. WATER LEVELS WILL BE SLOW
    TO RECEDE IN THE ST JOHNS RIVER BASIN.
  • TIMING…THROUGH THURSDAY.
  • IMPACTS…RIVER FLOODING INTO SOME ROADWAYS AND STRUCTURES
    ALONG THE ST JOHNS RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES.

 

Hurricane irma pushes north and is causing problems in Charleston, S.C.

A tropical storm warning was issued for all of Georgia’s Atlantic coast and most of the South Carolina coast. Some of the worst flooding occurred in Charleston, where knee-high floodwaters coursed through the streets — high enough for some residents to navigate by kayak.

A weakened Hurricane irma still packed power. At least three storm-related deaths were reported in Georgia and one in South Carolina. The deaths occurred mostly when tree limbs fell on victims during the tropical storm that stretched 650 miles from east to west, affecting at least nine states.

In the Philippines, tropical depression Maring is expected to hit land on Tuesday morning local time with maximum winds of 60kmh.

Schools, courts and government offices have suspended work for the day due to heavy rain and gusts.

Finally, here’s the latest estimate of Hurricane irma’s path from the National Hurricane Center. It will spend much of Tuesday in Alabama.

No electricity or safe water

Irma devastated much of Marco Island, off the southwest coast of Florida, leaving it with no electricity or clean water.

Unicef calls for international donations

While much of the focus has been on European countries with overseas territories in the region (the UK, France and the Netherlands), Unicef have stressed the problem needs a much wider response from the international community.

Irma’s deadly trail