At 5:00 pm (2100 GMT), the hurricane had top winds of 110 miles (177
“Dangerous storm surges expected immediately after the eye passage along the Florida West Coast,” the NHC said. “This is a life-threatening situation. Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other dangerous conditions.”
It cautioned that although it was set to weaken further, Irma was expected to remain a hurricane at least through early Monday. DM
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