The strong and powerful winds of Hurricane Irma has dropped the strength to Category 4 from Category 5 hurricane on early Sunday, the hurricane set the bull eye on the lower keys of Sunshine State of United State before 9 AM. South Florida has already faced so much power outages, the massive storm affecting the whole population of the state.
According to the National Weather Service, the hurricane made landfall on Cudjoe Key at around 9 AM with the strong 130 mph winds. The second landfall could take place on Sunday as Hurricane Irma is moving towards north to the United State, the forecasters warned the people.
Before the hurricane Irma hit the west coast, it could make devastating 5 to 10 feet in the keys with the storm surges.
In an update on early Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said, “A very dangerous day is unfolding in the Florida Keys and much of West Florida.”
“It certainly could inundate the entire island. That’s why everyone in the Keys was urged so strongly to evacuate.”
As the storm is the Category 5 hurricane, forecasters warned people at the east coast of Florida. Residents in Miami and Fort Lauderdale remains in danger zone as the strong storm is supposed to come with destruction with storm surges.
The officials said that the strong storm could ravage Florida with the great destruction that has not been seen in hundreds of years.
The evacuation order has been issued for up to 6 million residents on Sunday evening, people are rushing to the shelters in order to protect themselves from the storm.
Governor Rick Scott also warned people and advised for immediate evacuation, Scott strongly encouraging evacuation and issued a warning about the hurricane. In a news conference on Sunday in Sarasota, Scott said, “Once the storm starts, law enforcement cannot save you.”
“This is a deadly storm and our state has never seen anything like it,” Scott said.