Hurricane Irma continues to advance towards North Florida, its category drops to 1

Hurricane Irma location

Irma in her passage through Florida currently

Flooded cities, more than 3 million homes without electricity and numerous damage, is the trail that Hurricane Irma has left in its path. Currently downgraded to category 1, its winds continue to be more than 150km / h, and it is only in the northern half of the State of Florida.

For the next few hours, Irma is expected to continue advancing on the west side of Florida, always heading North. It is expected that it will then drift towards the southeast of the United States, where it will also lose intensity. Once the eye of the hurricane is in the southern area of ​​Georgia or is still in the northern area of ​​the State of Florida expected to continue for a while longer, but turned into a tropical storm.

Consequences in its wake

People without electricity in the State of Florida represent 35% of the total of customers subscribed to the electric service. Of the counties, the worst unemployed has been Monroe, with cuts in 83% of places. Miami Dade, other of the hottest spots where Irma was going to pass, leaves 81% without power, the most populous county in Florida. Robert Gould, the vice president of one of the utility companies, assures that it took weeks to restore and repair all the electrical lines.

A reliable assessment of the damage caused is expected today. It was not done before due to the inability of rescue teams to approach the area. It is possible that the number of material and human damages could rise. It can be verified once the hurricane has completely passed. The number of deaths in Florida now stands at 3, adding 29 to their passage through the Caribbean.

Trump has signed a declaration of great disaster in Florida, assures that he will visit the area very soon.

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