Over 1 million people in Florida are without power and at least 3 people have died including a sheriff’s deputy as Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Florida Keys. According to the National Weather Service, winds are up to over 100 mph and even caused a tower crane to snap and collapse on to an under construction high rise in Miami Sunday morning. After Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida this morning, it marked the first time on record that two category 4 storms hit the U.S in the same year, let alone less than weeks apart.
Irma has shifted back to a category 3 hurricane and is even expected to change tracks and head westward but regardless of the eventual track, all of Florida will most likely experience damaging winds and flooding. The National Weather Service has also issued a tornado watch southern Florida.