Hurricane Irma ripped through South Florida on Sunday, September 10th with Category 5 strength, leaving immense devastation in it's path.
According to CNN:
The storm left more than 5.7 million customers without power and littered the state with downed trees, downed power lines and standing water. Emergency crews made rescues throughout the night.
The storm is plowing into Georgia and others parts of the Deep South -- Alabama, Tennessee and the Carolinas -- bringing the danger of life-threatening storm surge and hazardous winds.
"We're asking folks to be patient and remain sheltered in place," said St. Augustine Fire Chief
. According to the National Hurricane Center's 5 a.m. advisory, Irma was downgraded to a Category 1 storm, still a monster despite the weakening.With sustained winds of 75 mph and its center 60 miles north of Tampa, Irma is moving across the northern half of Florida's peninsula.