Latest Hurricane Irma Information: September 7th, 9 PM

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Citrus County Storm Surge Map
Photo Credit: Facebook Citrus County Storm Surge Map

Basic information

Hurricane Irma
Photo Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Sept 7th, 8 PM

Current location: 21.1 N 71.8 W

Maximum Sustained Winds: 175 MPH

Movement: WNW 16 MPH

With an eastward move, storm surge matters

Citrus County Storm Surge Map
Photo Credit: Facebook/ Citrus County Storm Surge Map

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.

Spaghetti models

Hurricane Irma Citrus County
Photo Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Sept 7th at 7:51 PM

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.

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Submitted by Lou Newman, Publisher, on September 7th, 2017 at 9:20 PM

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