Forecasters Say Irma Weakens To Tropical Storm In Florida

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Irma has now been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane but surge warnings remain in effect.

That's because numerous islands are now inaccessible. "No cell service in at least the lower and middle Keys", said Bill South of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Authorities say a Florida man appears to have been electrocuted by a downed power line following Irma.

Cuba's civil defence authorities said in a statement on Monday that the victims perished due to various causes such as accidents, collapsed buildings and not heeding orders to evacuate in the four provinces of Havana, Matanzas, Sancti Spiritus and Ciego de Avila.

In Georgia, utilities reported about 950,000 customers without power. FEMA chief Brock Long said some places won't have electricity for weeks.

The third fatality was confirmed in Orange County when a person driving a Cadillac SUV hit a guardrail on southbound State Road 417.

Tuesday afternoon should see highs near 65 and a 70 percent chance of rain.

In the Florida Keys, which were struck by the storm at a Category 4 strength, the situation seems far more dire.

- Miami streets turned into raging rivers, and the city's airport is closed because of significant water damage.

Millions of Florida residents are without power after Hurricane Irma devastated the state's power grid, according to The Weather Channel.

But that doesn't mean Floridians should try to go back home.

In a worst-case scenario, the spent fuel could release radiation if exposed to the air, but Scott Burnell of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said that was extremely unlikely.

Irma was initially expected to hit Florida's east coast, including Miami Beach.

Next, Irma is to push into the Gulf states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and north to Tennessee.

Mayor Lenny Curry said 356 residents had to be rescued from rising flood waters and storm damage that came with Hurricane Irma. Irma cut a devastating track across 10 Caribbean countries and territories, killing at least 28 people there. About two thirds of the state were left without power, according to officials.

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