Here's the latest 5am (9/6/17) update:
Hurricane Irma is still a cat. 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds at 185 mph. It has shifted a little bit to the East. On its' current track, Irma is projected to make landfall in the northern Florida Keys/Miami area sometime around Sunday afternoon, but as we all know, that path can shift and change. Yesterday, Governor Scott declared a state of emergency & they're already getting the Florida Keys & the Miami area ready for potential evacuations. Irma is the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever--and is currently 400 miles in diameter. In addition:
- Governor Scott has suspended tolls across the state for anyone wishing to evacuate now.
- Many of the gas stations that did run out of gas yesterday are expecting to get shipments in today.
- Many stores that ran out of water yesterday say that they are due to get another shipment in today.
Here is the latest from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, as well as our weather partner ABC Action News & their meteorological team including Chief Meteorologist Denis Phillips.
5AM #Irma update. #Hurricane remains cat 5. Moving WNW. Track shifted slightly near Florida.
— NASA SPoRT (@NASA_SPoRT) September 5, 2017