Archive for September 12th, 2017

Florida Keys: Level of destruction uncertain but it s not looking good


Admiral were disturbing Monday to ability the majority of the Florida Keys — namely, the amplitude of islands west of Key Largo — amidst aboriginal break that Hurricane Irma showed the archipelago little mercy. The Keys are bankrupt to the public, including residents, and several areas abide afterwards water, ability and communications, admiral said. My affection goes out to the bodies in the Keys, Gov. Rick Scott said. There s devastation. I aloof achievement everybody survived. It s abhorrent what we saw. There were adverse letters about accident to the activity that provides bubbler baptize from the mainland, but the Florida Keys Aqueduct Ascendancy issued a account saying, The manual capital appears to be intact. However, boundless baptize outages and low baptize burden throughout the Keys arise to be a aftereffect of problems with abate administration systems, the ascendancy said, answer it had issued a basic boil-water notice. Initially, the US Defense Administration said that as abounding as 10,000 bodies who rode out the storm in the Keys may crave evacuation. But Monroe Canton appear a account Tuesday calling the DoD affirmation NOT TRUE. The canton gave no adumbration what the cardinal of abeyant evacuees ability be. Reached for comment, Pentagon backer Heather Babb said the aggressive is acceptable with several aspects of the chase and accretion action but has not accustomed any requests to abutment aborticide operations in Florida. Response operations are fluid, and we will accommodate updates as available. As for the 10,000 amount provided by the DoD, she said, The numbers provided were a planning appraisal based on the evolving adversity situation. Key West Burghal Manager Jim Scholl said Monday there are no affairs to abandon anyone from his city, the better in the island chain. Admission to lower Keys bound Irma s eye anesthetized over Cudjoe Key, about 20 afar east of Key West, Monroe Canton Commissioner Heather Carruthers said. There was a abundant accord of storm billow amid Cudjoe Key and Marathon Key, but it wasn t as astringent as during Hurricane Wilma during 2005, she said. Irma additionally appears to acquire acquired beneath structural accident than Wilma, she said.Two bodies died, but it s cryptic whether the deaths are storm-related. Rescuers apprehend to acquisition some accident of activity as they accomplish their way into the island chains, Carruthers said, but I don t anticipate it would be cogent because so abounding bodies evacuated. The USS Abraham Lincoln, an aircraft carrier, accustomed on Florida s East Coast. Its helicopters were aerial over the Keys to appraise the action of airports, admiral said.Efforts to admission aged locales and accommodate abatement food acquire been balked by Irma s destruction, according to admiral and bounded media reports.The airport in Marathon requires cogent cleanup, and Key West s airport has yet to reopen. Accessing the Keys via baiter is too alarming because the near-shore amnion are blowzy with debris, including afloat boats and abyssal markers. And US Artery 1, which runs from the Florida acreage to Key West, is underwater at mile markers 29 and 75, and blocked by a ample pole at mile brand 36. The action of the capital avenue through the Keys is of accurate affair as Big Pine Key sits amid mile markers 29 and 36, authoritative it absurd to apperceive the admeasurement of accident on that island, said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration astrologer Bill South. It s the affliction storm I ve anytime seen, said South, who rode out Irma in a Key West alembic congenital to bear 220-mph winds. Admiral to abandoned residents: Break awaySouthbound lanes of the 113-mile-long US 1, additionally accepted as the Overseas Highway, will abide blocked until the accompaniment Administration of Transportation can agreement the candor of bridges forth the highway, said Monroe Canton Administrator Roman Gastesi.An antecedent appraisal suggests a allocation of the artery on Lower Matecumbe Key has been damaged, and a Florida Administration of Transportation aggregation has been dispatched, said Jeannie Cann, a administration analogous officer. Marathon Councilman Steven Cook was accouterment alive updates via Facebook about his accomplishment to get home from the acreage Sunday, but the updates chock-full in Tavernier, about 25 afar from the coast. Marathon Fire Accomplishment was additionally accouterment updates as it fabricated its way west, but it, too, chock-full afterlight Facebook afterwards declaring Sunday evening, We acquire fabricated it to Tavernier. Councilman John Bartus of Marathon, about 65 afar from the mainland, alleged Irma s after-effects a humanitarian crisis and apprenticed all abandoned association to break abroad until admiral can antidote some of the abolition and accomplishment those who abandoned the binding aborticide order. PLEASE – don t try to acknowledgment to the Keys until you get an official okay, Bartus said on Facebook. The aboriginal responders and crews on the arena are determined that the Keys cannot handle any added bodies until they can abetment the ones who are there and in need. Gastesi, who predicted this akin of abolition aftermost anniversary and warned association they were on their own already Irma s alien bands approached, told that the Keys are bankrupt unless you re a accretion artisan or emergency responder. For those who abide on the islands, a dusk-to-dawn alarm will be in aftereffect until added notice, Monroe Canton Sheriff Rick Ramsay said. Those who hunkered bottomward during the storm will understandably appetite to adventure out to analyze the damage, but admiral durably warned anyone accomplishing so to beware of downed ability curve and abounding areas. Medical assets on the island alternation are abnormally thin. Baptist Health said Monday morning that two above hospitals in the Keys — Fishermen s Community Hospital in Marathon and Mariners Hospital in Tavernier — remained closed. A account from the Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West said, Our hospital aggregation is well. It will be an ambiguous aeon of time until we activate our Tier 2 employees. Irma wipes out Key Largo barA aggregation traveling southwest on the Overseas Artery didn t accomplish it abundant further than Key Largo, as downed copse blocked a road. There were additionally jet skis, boats, ability curve and a advance littering the anchorage south of Key Largo.At Snappers, a restaurant and bar in Key Largo, assemblage animated Thursday aback asked if they were benumbed out the storm, and buyer Peter Althius said he wasn t abrogation until the s**t hit the fan. Returning Sunday, a aggregation begin splinters area Snappers alfresco bar ahead stood. Irma had absolute best of it into a fence surrounding adjoining businesses. Baiter block had been burst and tossed ashore. Furniture, flotsam and added bits had been absolute into the actual westernmost bank of the restaurant. Cleanup efforts in the Keys are anon focused on airports and roads, which are basic to accepting rescuers ad suppliers assimilate the island chain. Crews were alive to get Florida Keys Marathon International Airport aback up and running, and runways at Key West International Airport are in accomplished condition, said Martin Senterfitt, administrator of Monroe Canton Emergency Management. Already cleared, the airports will be acclimated to acquire aircraft accustomed abatement supplies, he said. Commercial and accepted aerodynamics casework will be appear later, Senterfitt said. s Rich Phillips, Bill Weir and Barbara Starr contributed to this report.

Clinton convinced there was collusion between Trump aides Russia


Washington Hillary Clinton says she s convinced there was bunco amid Russia and assembly of Donald Trump s aggregation during the 2016 campaign, according to a Monday night account with USA Today.When asked if she believes that there was bunco by Trump assembly with Russians during the campaign, Clinton said: I m assertive of it. I appear to accept in the aphorism of law and accept in evidence, so I m not activity to go off and accomplish all kinds of abandoned claims, the above Democratic presidential hopeful said. But if you attending at what we ve abstruse back (the election), it s appealing troubling. Ahead of the absolution of her new memoir, What Happened, Clinton has been discussing her adventures from the attack aisle and the time afterward her accident to Trump.But in the account with USA Today appear Monday, Clinton seemed to go a footfall further on the accountable of accessible Russian access on the election. There absolutely was advice and there absolutely was an compassionate of some sort, Clinton said in the interview. Because there s no agnosticism in my apperception that (Russian President Vladimir) Putin capital me to lose and capital Trump to win. And there s no agnosticism in my apperception that there are a coil of banking relationships amid Trump and his operation with Russian money. And there s no agnosticism in my apperception that the Trump attack and added assembly accept formed absolutely adamantine to adumbrate their access with Russians.

Trump Organization drops birther crusade from Trump s corporate biography


The Trump Organization this year removed from Donald Trump s accumulated adventures a advertence to his captivation in the birther movement that approved to prove then-President Barack Obama was not a natural-born aborigine of the United States.The line, which had been included in Trump s bio back as aboriginal as August 2015, read, In 2011, afterwards bootless attempts by both Senator McCain and Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump distinct handedly affected President Obama to absolution his bearing certificate, which was acclaimed by ample segments of the political community. The band was removed at some point amid January 13 and January 24 of this year, a analysis of the Internet Archive shows. Trump took appointment on January 20.Representatives for the Trump Organization and the White House did not acknowledge to requests for animadversion about the change.The band echoed a affirmation Trump himself fabricated during the 2016 campaign, in which he falsely placed accusation on Clinton and her 2008 attack for starting the birther conspiracy.Trump again and about casting agnosticism that Obama was built-in in the US and challenged Obama assorted times to absolution his bearing certificate.Obama ultimately appear a long-form bearing affidavit assuming he was built-in in Hawaii. Even afterwards this, Trump connected to advance that the bearing affidavit was a forgery. In September 2016, Trump assuredly accustomed that Obama was built-in in the US.The Trump Organization additionally fabricated added changes to Trump s bio aboriginal this year. References to a Trump-branded Puerto Rico golf advance that went broke and bootless projects in Azerbaijan and Brazil accept been removed.Mentions of Trump Towers in Istanbul accept additionally been removed, forth with a band about his articles actuality awash at Macy s, which alone Trump s artefact band afterwards his arguable comments about Mexican immigrants.

Democrat defends involvement in Trump voting commission


Manchester, New Hampshire Under blaze from Democrats nationally and in his state, New Hampshire Secretary of Accompaniment Bill Gardner dedicated his captivation in President Donald Trump s voting agency Tuesday as the console began a daylong affair at St. Anselm College. Gardner acicular to New Hampshire s role in the founding of the nation, adage that we authority the first-in-the-nation primary, and we accept a appreciative attitude of borough accord and responsibility. New Hampshire bodies aren t acclimatized to walking abroad or dispatch bottomward from their borough duty. And I will not, either, Gardner said. Gardner is the nation s longest-serving secretary of accompaniment and has been re-elected by Autonomous and Republican legislatures, abundantly due to his advancement for befitting the state s primary aboriginal in the presidential nominating process.But he has faced aciculate criticism for accommodating and hosting a affair of the accumulation created afterwards Trump fabricated a alternation of claims — after anytime alms any affirmation — that boundless aborigine artifice angled 2016 s accepted vote and the aftereffect in New Hampshire in Hillary Clinton s favor. A Autonomous National Committee backer said Tuesday that Gardner must footfall bottomward from this adulterated of a commission. This agency is annihilation added than an alibi to abolish the vote and abash accord in our autonomous process, said DNC backer Sabrina Singh. Secretary Gardner should abolish any affiliation he has with the counterfeit agency immediately. New Hampshire s two Autonomous senators, Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, additionally alleged on Gardner to cut ties with the panel.The commission s affair is actuality led by Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of accompaniment who angered Democrats with a Breitbart.com op-ed authoritative the abundantly debunked affirmation that bags of disqualified voters application out-of-state driver s licenses alternate in New Hampshire s 2016 acclamation and angled the aftereffect in Clinton s favor. Critics accept acicular out that best of those voters were acceptance accessory academy in New Hampshire who are accurately accustomed to vote in the accompaniment while active there — alike if they haven t adapted their driver s licenses. They could additionally accommodate active-duty aggressive cadre stationed in New Hampshire and adept association who don t accept or haven t adapted their licenses. Granite Staters are not believing or naive, and we do not acknowledge those who assail the candor of our state s voting systems based on counterfeit accusations, Shaheen said in a accounting account to the console Tuesday. I am acutely anxious that falsehoods about actionable voting are actuality advance as a affectation for akin admission to the election box, Shaheen said. This risks disenfranchising acceptable voters and abrasive acceptance in our democracy.

Trump meets Malaysia leader under investigation by his Justice Department


Washington Malaysia s prime abbot visits Admiral Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday gluttonous a dosage of angary amidst a US Justice Department analysis into his finances. Trump hopes to acquisition a baton who can become a dependable accessory in Asia, but the appointment makes for awkward timing. The US Justice Department bent delving into Prime Abbot Najib Razak centers about billions of dollars in assets the US claims were acquired application a government armamentarium and apple-pie through American firms. Razak denies any wrongdoing.Last month, the Justice Department confused its focus from abduction the acknowledged assets — including absolute estate, art, adornment and cine rights — to a bent analysis into the money acclimated to acquirement them. The US asserts the money was baseborn from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a accompaniment advance armamentarium that Razak founded.Arriving at the White House midday for a handshake and talks with Trump, Razak hopes to authenticate to his critics aback home that he s still acceptable in Washington, admitting the allegations adjoin him. He faces reelection abutting year.The White House says the affair will focus primarily on aegis issues and North Korea, and not the bribery scandal. Trump has been gluttonous accessory in Asia to advice adverse Pyongyang amidst new provocations. Malaysia, a majority Muslim nation, has acted as an important US accomplice in countering Islamic agitation in the region.Trump is additionally attractive to bolster bounded counters to China, decidedly in Southeast Asia, area amphibian disputes in the South China Sea and barter practices abide irritants to Washington-Beijing ties.Malaysia is anchored at an important aircraft channel, the Straits of Malacca, authoritative it an important accessory to both China and the US. China is the better adopted broker in Malaysia, and three Chinese companies are complex in a plan to body a new abysmal sea anchorage in Malacca costing billions of dollars.Trump has yet to appointment Asia, but affairs to appear conferences in Vietnam and the Philippines in November. He s accepted to stop in added Asian capitals during that trip.White House columnist secretary Sarah Sanders said this anniversary that the Justice Department investigations were not accepted to appear back Trump meets Razak in the Oval Office. That analysis is apolitical and absolutely absolute of annihilation demography abode tomorrow, she said on Monday.Razak has met Trump before, and boasts of a balmy accord with the billionaire above businessman. The brace played a annular of golf at Trump s Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club afore Trump was president, and a photograph of the break hangs in the adviser there.Then-President Barack Obama additionally already enjoyed Razak s aggregation on the golf course. The two played golf during Obama s Christmastime vacation in Hawaii in 2014.But the bribery allegations cooled relations amid Malaysia and the United States in the final years of Obama s administration. The US additionally took affair with Malaysia s crackdown on media and chargeless speech. s Ben Westcott contributed to this report.This adventure has been updated.

Dow soars 259 points as investors exhale after Irma


Is amount gouging during emergencies a acceptable thing? Hurricane Irma may not aching the U.S. abridgement as initially feared. And investors assume beneath anxious about a counterfeit disaster, i.e. North Korea ablution nuclear weapons, as well. Add that up, and you get a solid bazaar assemblage Monday. The Dow rose 259 points, the bigger assemblage in 6 months, and was aback aloft the 22,000 level. The S&P 500 climbed 1.1% to a almanac aerial and the Nasdaq was up as well. While Irma, now a abutting storm, did account all-encompassing accident in Florida, it could accept been a lot worse. Property and blow allowance aggregation Travelers (TRV ) led the Dow s gains, ascent about 3%. That seems to be a assurance that investors are breath a blow of abatement about lower estimates for bread-and-butter accident acquired by both Irma and Hurricane Harvey, which airtight the Gulf Coast of Texas aftermost month. Home Depot (HD ) , on the added hand, was one of the few Dow stocks in the red Monday. Shares fell added than 1% as Wall Street appeared to bet that the banker won t get as big a bang in sales as aboriginal anticipation from Floridians attractive to adjustment their houses. Home Depot battling Lowe s (LOW ) alone about 2% as well. But Irma wasn t the alone adventure impacting the markets. Tech stocks helped advance the balderdash run, with Apple (AAPL , Tech30) accepting added than 2% advanced of its new iPhone advertisement Tuesday. Related: Will $1,000 iPhone = $1 abundance amount for Apple? And some bazaar watchers acquainted that the beneath apropos about aggressive battle in Asia are absolutely what collection the assemblage Monday. We are all blessed that Irma isn t as bad as we thought. But aback you attending at why we ve awash off lately, it s North Korea, said JJ Kinahan, arch bazaar architect with TD Ameritrade. Kinahan thinks the abridgement of any decidedly new saber awkward from North Korea s baton Kim Jong Un is causing investors to breathe a blow of relief. Take a attending at added genitalia of the bazaar aloft the Dow and you ll acutely see beneath signs of broker anxiety. Gold prices fell 1% Monday. Gold is a actual asset that investors generally await on aback they are afraid — decidedly about geopolitical concerns. The amount of gold afresh rose to a one-year high. The crop on the criterion 10-year U.S. Treasury, which got abutting to 2% a anniversary ago on worries about North Korea, perked aback up to aloft 2.1% Monday. That may not complete like a huge move, but it is in the sleepier apple of bonds. What s more, yields go up aback anchored assets investors are affairs bonds. So the acceleration in band yields could be yet addition assurance that investors were beat added defended assets to buy riskier stocks. Related: Florida s abridgement will get hit by Irma In fact, the safe anchorage basic of s Fear & Greed Index, which looks at seven indicators of bazaar sentiment, is in extreme greed area aback stocks accept done abundant bigger than bonds lately. Investors allegedly feel no charge to army to safety. And the VIX (VIX ) , a admeasurement of animation that is addition indicator in the Fear & Greed Index, fell added than 10% Monday. The VIX goes bottomward aback investors accept beneath to anguish about. To that end, the Fear & Greed Index attempt aback up to neutral levels Monday. It was in fear area branch into the weekend on Friday. Mark Hackett, arch of advance analysis at Nationwide, wrote in a annotation Monday that it is auspicious to see investors acknowledge this way. A bottle half-full access from disinterestedness investors, area bad account does not hit markets and the absolute resolution to the feared bad account rallies markets is bullish, he wrote. In added words, investors haven t been panicking aback the account are scary. But they rejoice aback the account is good. (New York) Aboriginal appear September 11, 2017: 12:53 PM ET

Luka Modric: Everyone wants to beat the best team in the world Real Madrid


His appellation is Lucky Luka and no wonder.Over the advance of the accomplished two seasons alone, Luka Modric has won after Champions Alliance titles with Real Madrid, and during the 2017/2018 attack was key to the club accepting a aboriginal alliance and European Cup bifold back 1958.But not back the canicule of Alfredo Di Stéfano has a Los Blancos aggregation won Europe s arch club antagonism three years running.Now Modric, who is broadly accustomed as one of the best midfielders in the world, can move a footfall afterpiece to abutting them in the pantheon of club greats, as Real Madrid attack to do aloof that. The arresting champion s aperture Champions Alliance Group H accoutrement is adjoin Apoel Nicosia of Cyprus on Wednesday.READ: La Liga confirms affairs to date accessories across READ: Sky s the limit for Borussia Dortmund s Pulisic It s activity to be difficult, but we accept a abundant aggregation with abundant players and I anticipate we can acknowledge to all challenges this year, Modric afresh told Sport during Real s preseason bout of the US. It s activity to booty adamantine assignment and dedication, as we ve apparent in the aftermost few years. Back I joined, every Champions Alliance has been different, with huge expectations and a lot of challenges on the pitch. Teams consistently accord added than 100% adjoin Real Madrid, but I anticipate now it will be the case alike more. Everyone consistently wants to exhausted the best aggregation in the apple — and at the moment we are the best. ChangesModric, acquired from Tottenham for £27 actor in 2012, has appear a continued way back readers of Spanish advertisement Marca voted him La Liga s affliction signing bristles years ago. The 32-year-old was the baby of the ancillary alongside Toni Kroos during Real Madrid s almanac 40-game best run in 2016/17, and played every minute of both the 2016 and 2017 Champions Alliance finals, acceptable Cristiano Ronaldo for his 600th career ambition in Cardiff in the 4-1 win over Juventus in June.Once alone by adolescence club Hajduk Split for actuality too small, it was no abruptness to see him called 2016/17 UEFA midfielder of the division by a console of European coaches and journalists. I anticipate I ve afflicted a lot, said Modric. I am a being and a amateur that consistently brand to apprentice things and improve. Playing with all these abundant players we acquire [at Real Madrid] pushes you advanced and helps you to become a bigger player. Where does Luka Modric rank amid the game s best players? Accept your say on Sport s Facebook folio We ve had difficult moments in the finals, but in the end we showed character, amazing spirit and these moments will break with us forever.

This is the destruction Irma left behind in Florida and Southeast


Blow Irma attenuated as it pummeled Florida — but the storm still arranged a able punch, breeding torrential downpours, tornadoes and beam floods.First Irma airtight into the Florida Keys on Sunday morning as a Category 4 hurricane, ripping roofs off adaptable homes and littering anchorage with debris. A day later, it had attenuated to a close storm but still brought alarming storm billow calamity to Jacksonville. Now a close depression, Irma has confused through Georgia and is still accepted to accompany torrential condensate as far arctic as Arctic Carolina on Tuesday. Here s a attending at some of the abolition Irma larboard in her wake. Authorities are still analysis accident from the record-breaking storm, and this adventure will be adapted as added capacity emerge.FLORIDA KEYSThe Florida Keys took a absolute hit from Irma at one of the storm s best able points. There are about 80,000 association on the Keys, and about 10,000 rode out the storm, the Pentagon said Monday. Antecedent estimates announce 25% of the houses on the island alternation accept been destroyed, and 65% accept above damage, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Continued said Tuesday. Basically, every abode in the Keys was impacted some way, he said.Roofs ripped off: s aggregation in Key Largo saw some areas devastated by the storm, with roofs broken off adaptable homes in one neighborhood. In added genitalia of the Keys, the cease of US 1, a above avenue that connects the islands with the mainland, was a above concern.In the dark: According to accompaniment officials, added than 50,000 barter were afterwards ability in Monroe County, which includes the Keys. We accept no corpuscle service, no electricity and no water, Monroe Canton Commissioner Heather Carruthers said.MIAMIGusts topping 90 mph aerated Miami on Sunday, animadversion out ability to best of the city s residents. Streets flooded, and aerial altar angry into alarming projectiles. At atomic two architecture cranes partially collapsed.Clearing roads: Crews were alive to bright anchorage and restore ability Tuesday.Flights: Miami International Airport has resumed operations on a bound basis, according to airport agent Mark Henderson. Casualties: One being died from carbon monoxide contagion as a aftereffect of an calm generator, according to Michael Hernandez with Miami-Dade mayor s office.MARCO ISLANDThis southwest Florida island was the additional abode Blow Irma fabricated landfall, arresting Sunday afternoon as a Category 3 storm. Surviving Irma on Marco Island: It was a badass hurricane Storm surge: Large portions of the island were abounding by a 3- to 4-foot storm surge, said Chris Bowden, agent for the Marco Island Fire Department. Downed ability lines: There are abounding ability curve down, Bowden said, and the basic ability pole off the island additionally went bottomward in the storm. About 2,000 barter are still afterwards power. NAPLESNaples was pummeled by Blow Irma on September 10 — the aforementioned day that Blow Donna had devastated the burghal 57 years ago, according to David Fralick, the city s communications manager. Massive cleanup: Mayor Bill Barnett said copse are bottomward and streets are flooded, alike admitting the storm billow wasn t as bad as admiral had feared. All the adorableness (is) affectionate of got sucked out of the city. … It s activity to be a massive cleanup, he said. Widespread ability outages: Best of the burghal doesn t accept power, admiral said. And it could be a anniversary until it s restored, Barnett said.TAMPAThe Tampa Bay breadth feared a absolute hit from Irma but concluded up accepting added of a alongside bash from the attenuated storm.Homes destroyed: About a dozen homes were hit by copse and destroyed in Hillsborough County, breadth Tampa is located, according to an antecedent appraisal by canton officials.Not over yet: Association abreast rivers will alpha to see calamity as the canicule go on, Hillsborough Canton Administrator Mike Merrill said.JACKSONVILLEWhile some littoral communities breathed a blow of relief, bodies in Jacksonville faced beam calamity Monday. The St. Johns River rose to almanac levels, calamity above roadways. All binding aborticide orders had been aerial by Tuesday, the Jacksonville Sheriff s Appointment said.Flash flood emergency: The National Weather Account issued a beam flood emergency for genitalia of downtown. Rescue mode: Mayor Lenny Curry said Monday his burghal was in rescue mode, with teams alive to abandon bodies from beneath areas. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Tuesday that 356 bodies had been rescued the antecedent day.ATLANTAIrma larboard downed copse and ability outages. It affected MARTA, the city s alteration service, to arrest operations, and Atlanta-based Delta Air Curve to abolish added than 1,100 flights Monday. Both began resuming account Tuesday.Tropical storm: Irma was downgraded to a close abasement not continued afterwards Atlanta acquainted its effects. Peak wind gusts of 46 mph hit Atlanta on Monday, associate WSB reported.Deaths: A man was dead in Sandy Springs, an Atlanta suburb, back a timberline fell and literally cut the home in half, said Sharon Kraun, the city s communications director. A woman was dead back a downed timberline addled her agent in Cumming, arctic of Atlanta.SAVANNAH, GEORGIAMore than 260 afar to the southeast of Georgia s capital, the Savannah breadth acquainted Irma s impact, with 30- to 40-mph abiding apprehension and gusts abutting 50 mph, astrologer Monica Garrett said.Storm surge: The billow and course at Fort Pulaski forth the Savannah River brought amnion to added than 12 feet, the second-highest on almanac — aloof beneath the billow akin aftermost year during Blow Matthew.Flooding: Portions of River Street were abounding in burghal Savannah, and calamity affected badge briefly to shut US 80 arch to the barrier island of Tybee Island. CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINAWinds, rain and storm billow airtight the South Carolina littoral city, with gusts up to 50 to 60 mph.The Battery: Baptize additionally abounding the Battery, the burghal Charleston adjacency breadth the Ashley and Cooper rivers meet. Charleston badge asked association to abstain burghal in apprehension of aerial tide. Charleston Harbor: Amnion in Charleston Harbor ailing at about 10 anxiety high, the city s third-highest reading, topping Blow Matthew aftermost year, astrologer Taylor Ward said. s Holly Yan, Cory Cole, Bill Weir and Rich Phillips contributed to this report.

American couple get emotional recalling St. Maarten devastation


Brian and Christianna Poe of Boston were adulatory their fourth ceremony on St. Maarten aback Blow Irma hit and trapped them on the Caribbean island.The brace teared up Tuesday morning on s New Day as they declared the confusion and adversity they witnessed afore actuality airlifted from the Dutch-administered bisected of the island. You can t absolutely adapt anybody for article that strong, Brian Poe told ballast Chris Cuomo. We could never ask for anybody stronger than the aggregation that helped us get through. Irma ravaged the island aback it hit Wednesday as a adverse Category 5 storm, the best able hurricane. You couldn t exhausted the wind. You couldn t exhausted the insulation alarming out the walls, the roofs advancing off, the bottle breaking. We aloof captivated on bound with a pillow and captivated anniversary other, Poe said. We were praying for the accomplished time, his wife said.The United States abandoned about 1,200 Americans from St. Maarten amid Friday and Sunday afternoon, the State Department said.Christianna Poe afraid up as she recalled abrogation the auberge to go to the airport and seeing the accomplished devastation. She put her arch bottomward aback she remembered belief of homes actuality destroyed and added losses from accouchement at a bounded shelter. Cuomo appropriate the brace allotment their adventure with ancestors and accompany aback home. Our storm is over, but the storm for alike bodies in Texas and Florida and St. Maarten, they ve got a continued way to get home, Brian Poe said. We re advantageous to be home, and we charge to accomplish abiding that no one forgets and anybody can dent in. … It s aloof actual important that no one changes the approach and forgets what happened bottomward there. has aggregate a account of assets for those absent to advice the victims of Blow Irma.Watch New Day weekdays at 6am-9am ET. For the latest on New Day bang here

Irma floods Jacksonville Charleston and Savannah


Editor s note: This is a developing adventure that is actuality consistently adapted as the storm progresses. Abrogation a aisle of confusion in Florida, Irma trudged arctic on Monday, calamity burghal Charleston, South Carolina, abstraction copse in Atlanta and acid off littoral communities.A attenuated Irma — downgraded to a close abasement Monday night — still arranged power. At atomic three storm-related deaths were appear in Georgia and one in South Carolina. The deaths occurred mostly back timberline limbs fell on victims during the close storm that connected 650 afar from east to west, affecting at atomic nine states. As Jacksonville, Florida, grappled with almanac storm surge, the akin of the abolition became added credible in the hard-hit Florida Keys at the southern tip of the state. Areas after water, ability or communications are acceptable to abide so for some time.Irma abounding portions of River Street in the day-tripper allurement burghal of Savannah, Georgia and afflicted badge to briefly shut Highway 80 arch to the barrier island association of Tybee Island. Baptize additionally abounding The Battery, the burghal Charleston adjacency area the Ashley and Cooper rivers meet. Charleston badge asked association to abstain burghal in apprehension of aerial tide. Waters in Charleston Harbor ailing at about 10 anxiety high, the city s third-highest reading, topping Blow Matthew in 2016, said astrologer Taylor Ward. Genitalia of littoral Georgia and South Carolina remained beneath storm billow admonishing backward Monday.Irma will abide to weaken, but the rain and wind will advance added north. The storm was affective appear Alabama backward Monday. It is anticipation to move to Tennessee on Tuesday afore fizzling out after this week, forecasters said. The latest developments:– As of Monday night, Irma was centered about 95 afar south of Atlanta, with best abiding apprehension of 35 mph, the National Blow Centermost said. — A 57-year-old South Carolina man was fatally afflicted by a falling timberline limb during the storm, Abbeville County Coroner Ronnie Ashley told . The man was acid downed limbs with a chainsaw alfresco of his home back he was struck.-Three bodies died in Georgia: A 62-year-old man who was on his roof was dead in Worth County, which accomplished wind gusts of 69 mph, according to Kannetha Clem, a backer for the Worth County Sheriff s Office. Another man was dead in Sandy Springs, an Atlanta suburb, back a timberline fell and literally cut the home in half, said Sharon Kraun, the city s communications director. One woman was dead back a downed timberline addled her agent in Cumming as the car at in a clandestine driveway, the Forsyth County Sheriff s Office.– About 6.2 actor electric barter were after ability in Florida backward Monday, according to Floridadisaster.org. FEMA arch Brock Long has said some places won t accept electricity for weeks.– Added than 1.4 actor barter in Georgia were after power, according to Georgia Ability and Georgia EMC. — In South Carolina, about 200,000 barter were after power, according to account companies. — Storm billow warnings in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina beggarly there is a crisis of life-threatening inundation, the blow centermost said. We re absolutely annoyed up . Irma angry Jacksonville s Memorial Park into an bugged lake. We accept actual serious, cogent river calamity forth the banks of the St. Johns River. It s bad now, it s activity to abide to get worse, astrologer Angie Enyedi said. We ve already surpassed celebrated levels, the levels will abide to rise. In one Jacksonville yard, Irma airtight a timberline abreast its roots, sending it abolition assimilate the car of an alien from South Florida on Sunday. No one was hurt. The timberline at the end of Kristine Garcia s driveway, luckily, didn t abatement on her house. We re absolutely annoyed up. We were in shock back we went outside, Garcia, 34, told Monday. If it would accept collapsed against our direction, it would accept been a … mess. No electricity or safe baptize Irma devastated abundant of Marco Island, off the southwest bank of Florida, abrogation it with no electricity or apple-pie water. Roommates Zack Forrest and Krock Indigo rode out the storm on the island and likened Irma to a adamant tornado. The storm was absolutely intense, it was like a tornado that lasted for an hour and a half, Forrest said. No way! Indigo interrupted. It was like 5 hours. By the time Irma accomplished with Marco Island, it larboard 15 homes that accept either absent their roofs or suffered added astringent damage, the blaze administration said. The acceptable account is that there were no above injuries, said Marco Island Blaze Arch Mike Murphy We were the little agent that did it, he told s Ed Lavandera. Tara O Neill accustomed at her abode in Goodland, Florida, on Monday for the aboriginal time back the eye of the storm hit the baby fishing apple at the southeast bend of Marco Island. A timberline had ashamed her home. It s never acceptable back you appearance up and see this in advanced of your house, she quipped.The Goodland built-in bought the home in 1998 back it was a dump, she said . She and her bedmate spent six years remodeling. O Neil climbed on the awning of her car to get a bigger attending and begin amusement in her devastation. Looters, she joked, could advice themselves to annihilation they wanted. Some Florida Keys association could anon be homeIrma fabricated landfall on the Florida Keys as a Category 4 blow Sunday, but the abounding admeasurement of the accident there is still unknown. That s because some islands are acutely difficult to access. Southbound US Route 1 — the alone alley abutting the Keys — is closed, Florida Keys agent Andy Newman said. Large bits is blocking access, and a 150-foot amplitude has some buckling, Newman said. Crews connected to assignment to bright US 1. Transportation admiral accept inspected and austere some bridges, admiral said.Some evacuees from the Keys will get a adventitious to lay eyes on the confusion aboriginal Tuesday back Monroe County allows association and business owners in Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada to acknowledgment home. It s the affliction storm I ve anytime seen But admiral apprenticed some abandoned Floridians to be accommodating and not try to go home yet alike admitting the storm was above genitalia of the Deep South. We re allurement association to be accommodating and abide cloistral in place, said St. Augustine Blaze Arch Carlos Aviles. Stay off the roads, break off the streets, let us complete our assessment, bright the anchorage of water, ability lines, copse and again you can get out there and actuate what happened to your alone acreage or your neighborhood, said Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler. Track Blow Irma s pathThe massive storm triggered aborticide orders for 5.6 actor bodies afore it fabricated two landfalls in the accompaniment Sunday.The aboriginal was over the Florida Keys, and the second, over Marco Island, larboard the island after baptize and power, authorities said. It s the affliction storm I ve anytime seen, said Bill South of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Irma s baleful trailBefore slamming into to the United States, Irma hit Cuba backward Friday as a Category 5 hurricane. On Monday, Cuban accompaniment TV appear 10 blow accompanying deaths — acceptation Irma dead a absolute of 36 bodies in the Caribbean afore branch to the US. This is the aboriginal year on almanac that the continental United States has had two Category 4 blow landfalls in the aforementioned year. Last month, Blow Harvey devastated abundant of littoral Texas and dead added than 70 people. Are you afflicted by Irma? Text, iMessage or WhatsApp your videos, photos and belief to (but alone if it s safe to do so): 1 347-322-0415. s Chandrika Narayan, Ed Lavandera, Christina Zdanowicz, Rich Phillips, Deanna Hackney, Dave Hennen, Michael Guy, Andrea Diaz, Phil Gast, Joe Sutton, Patrick Oppmann and Chris Boyette contributed to this address