Irma sputters into a tropical storm; Hurricane Jose no threat yet

A television news crew wades into a flooded street in the Brickell section of Miami on September 10

Ten people are dead in the United States and 35 have been killed in the Caribbean in the wake of the storm.

By noon Monday more than 500,000 customers in Georgia were without power and there were widespread reports of downed trees.

Utilities are pooling workers from more than two dozen states to help fix infrastructure in Florida, some which are coming from making repairs after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and dumped record amounts of rain, the WSJ reports.

The most severe storm surge in Jacksonville hit the downtown, Riverside, San Marco and other neighborhoods as high tides filled in the St. Johns River, well after the storm passed through Florida. Its outer bands were also blowing into Georgia, where the storm's center was expected to arrive later in the day.

As the storm loomed and came ashore, gasoline stations struggled to keep up as people evacuated Florida.

Hurricane Irma and her remnants should be cleared out by Tuesday and we can expect mostly sunny skies with a high in the low 90s.

McMaster orders evacuation of several barrier islands
Ryan Mosier, a spokesman for Duke Energy, said Duke, which also has customers in Florida, is focused on Irma. Officials are still refining plans to use buses to transport as many as 10,000 people away from the coast.

Irma was once the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic, a Category 5 with a peak wind speed of 185 miles per hour.

Two tornadoes touched down in Brevard County, on the Atlantic Coast; Miami's major airport sustained damage and remained closed; and storm surges and additional flooding were expected on the Gulf Coast. FPL, however, shut Unit 4 on Sunday night due to a possible valve issue that was probably not related to Irma, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials said on Monday.

Florida Governor Rick Scott told CNN, "My heart goes out to the people in the Keys", and he's not sure at this time how evacuations will commence. He says he hopes everyone who stayed behind survived Irma.

The hurricane weakened into a still-dangerous tropical storm overnight as it pushed inland, triggering record flooding in Florida's northeastern corner.

The National Weather Service said Irma will leave behind cloudy, cool weather with occasional showers today in north and central Alabama.

Andrew was the most destructive hurricane to ever hit the state.

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