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Irma has become the most powerful hurricane on record in the Atlantic Ocean, not including the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico. The potentially catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane has wind speeds up to [185 mph] and is expected move across the northern Leeward Islands this morning. Meteorologist Cyndee O'Quinn tell us why the National Hurricane Center's forecast is not looking good for Florida.

As Hurricane Irma continues its uncertain path west, Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday the state is taking no chances getting prepared for what has become a massive storm.

Scott has activated 7,000 members of the National Guard and talked to President Trump Monday night, trying to making sure that federal resources now tied up with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey will be available. And state workers dispatched to Texas and Louisiana are on their way home.

Irma has become the most powerful hurricane on record in the Atlantic Ocean, not including the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico. It grew in size and strength Tuesday, and could bring catastrophic life-threatening wind, storm surge and rainfall to portions of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by Wednesday. Irma could also directly affect the remainder of the Bahamas, Cuba, and even portions of Florida later this week and weekend.

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Hurricane Irma is now a strong Category 5 hurricane with winds to 175 mph. Hurricane Warnings have been issued for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. During the next 24 hours, Irma is expected to maintain a general westward track before turning west-northwest, but Meteorologist Cyndee O'Quinn tells us why the confidence beyond 3 days is lower.

Irma Now a Category 4 with an Eye on Florida

Sep 4, 2017

Irma strengthened Monday afternoon to a Category 4 storm, and the latest forecast data suggests the Major Hurricane will approach South Florida this weekend. It was too soon to make or deny that call in the past few days, but it’s now time for all Floridians in a hurricane prone area - no matter which coast you live along - to take Irma seriously.

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