National Hurricane Center: Irma makes landfall in Florida Keys - 9AM

National Hurricane Center: Irma makes landfall in Florida Keys - 9AM

National Hurricane Center: Irma makes landfall in Florida Keys - 9AM

With Hurricane Jose behind Irma, for the first time in recorded history, there were two hurricanes with 150 miles per hour wind speeds in the Atlantic at the same time.

After touring the state over the past week, Scott said he expects to remain in Tallahassee most of Sunday. With flood levels going past Hurricane Dora's record of 4.1 feet in 1964, Irma dethroned the record-holder after water reached 5.03 feet in Jacksonville, Florida, the National Weather Service reported Monday. The region has not been hit by a major hurricane since 1921. There were fewer reported outages farther south in the county, though two outages near Bluffton each knocked out power for more than 1,000 residents. The storm was north of Tampa early Monday and losing steam.

A man walks along an empty street as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida, in downtown Miami, Florida. All causeways leading to Miami Beach were closed by police.

The Florida Keys were hit particularly hard by Irma, with reports of massive damage caused from a combination of wind, rain and surge. More than 5.8 million residents across the state were waking up Monday to no electricity.

"We have very serious, significant river flooding along the banks of the St. Johns River".

A weakening but still potent Irma lashed Florida's Gulf Coast with tree-bending winds, pounding rain and surging surf since making landfall yesterday. Irma cut a devastating track across 10 Caribbean countries and territories, killing at least 28 people there.

About 6.5 million people, about one-third of the state's population, had been ordered to evacuate southern Florida to shelters, hotels or relatives in safer areas. Miami, Tampa and the Florida Keys are among the most popular visitor destinations, according to TripSavvy.com.

More than 3.3 million homes and businesses - and counting - have lost power in Florida as Hurricane Irma moves up the peninsula.

While Hurricane Irma has lost a significant amount of strength, it is still a unsafe storm that continues to pound Florida.

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