Tropical Storm Irma has unleashed some of Jacksonville’s worst floods in 100 years, inundated parts of coastal Georgia and produced heavy storm surges in Charleston, S.C.
Here's the latest:
- Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but dangers linger for communities in its path
- The storm took a parting swipe at north Florida this morning before it started battering Georgia and South Carolina
- More than 155,000 people in Florida are still in shelters; more than 6 million Floridians lack power
- Irma has devastated several Caribbean islands
- What happens when the sea rises up during a hurricane?
Miami International Airport is closed as Hurricane Irma's heavy winds rage throughout the area.
Fallen trees, branches, light poles and other debris littered the roads near the airport close to Coral Gables.
No cars or police could be seen on the roads. Guests at the Hampton Inn & Suites were on edge as the electricity flicked on and off at about 11:25 a.m.
Elevators at the hotel were shut down by staff to avoid anyone being trapped in them, though the hotel does have a generator.