Current location: 21.1 N 71.8 W
Maximum Sustained Winds: 175 MPH
Movement: WNW 16 MPH
With an eastward move, storm surge matters
With a powerful storm like Hurricane Irma, the threat for storm surge and flooding extends past U.S. Highway 19. Voluntary countywide evacuations were issued today for Citrus County for those who live in mobile homes, RVs, or other types of non-permanent structures.
Additional evacuation orders may be announced tomorrow for Citrus and Hernando Counties. Some orders may be mandatory.
For the first time in recent days, multiple hurricane model tracks now go directly over the Suncoast Region.
The Euro hurricane model places Hurricane Irma on top of the Suncoast Region
Many hurricane specialists consider the EURO to be a superior hurricane model since it accurately predicted both Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and most recently, Hurricane Harvey.
Governor Rick Scott closes all Florida public schools on Friday, including public universities, U.S. Postal Service suspends service and National Guard troops are activated in South Florida, 1 million without power in Puerto Rico
Submitted by Lou Newman, Publisher, on September 7th, 2017 at 9:20 PM
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