Videos show severe weather in Florida as Hurricane Irma makes landfall
PHOENIX — The videos started to arrive in heavy doses from Florida as Hurricane Irma made landfall in the United States.
The hurricane came to southwestern Florida around 4 p.m. eastern time as a Category 3 hurricane at Marco Island.
The stunning force of the storm in the area shows an unimaginable amount of rain and wind.
— The Bohemian Celiac (@bohemianceliac) September 10, 2017
The hurricane would arrive in Naples and the southwestern portion of the state an hour later, as videos from Naples showed the city in which winds were recorded as high as 142 mph.
— CNN Weather Center (@CNNweather) September 10, 2017
While the severe portions of the hurricane would not yet arrive in some areas, there was still massive flooding and rain totals in some cities, including Miami. Major streets looked like rivers.
— Marcus Yam (@yamphoto) September 10, 2017
The aftermath of Hurricane Irma was shown in a video from CNN in the Bahamas, where a beach full of ocean water disappeared, but would later come back.
— CNN (@CNN) September 10, 2017
A sign of the damage the hurricane could bring to Florida was shown in the Virgin Islands.
— Brian L Kahn (@blkahn) September 10, 2017
The hurricane center says “although weakening is forecast, Irma is expected to remain a hurricane at least through Monday morning.”
The center says the eye of Irma should hug Florida’s west coast through Monday morning and then push more inland over northern Florida and southwestern Georgia Monday afternoon.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.