After it ripped through the northern Caribbean, Hurricane Irma has begun its assault on Florida.
With blasting winds, torrential rains and inundating seas, the hurricane was upgraded to a Category 4 storm early Sunday.
“The current track of Irma will bring severe and life-threatening impacts to all of the Florida Keys and a large portion of the Florida Peninsula, including Key West, Key Largo, Tampa, Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota and Miami,” Accuweather reported. “… It may intensify further over very warm waters in the region, so landfall as a Category 5 hurricane cannot be ruled out. Wind gusts may exceed 160 mph from Fort Myers southward to Everglades National Park and could lead to a swath of catastrophic damage, including roofs getting ripped off and severe structural damage.”
The following are livestreams of Hurricane Irma coverage: