Hurricane Irma now a Category 2 Storm

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: East Oakland Park Boulevard is completely blocked by a downed street light pole as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The powerful hurricane made landfall in the United States in the Florida Keys at 9:10 a.m. after raking across […]

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. –Hurricane Irma slammed into southwest Florida on Sunday, packing 120 mph winds as it made its second landfall in the state at Marco Island, Fla.

When it hit, around 3:35 p.m. ET, Irma was a Category 3 storm.

The hurricane, as it makes its way across Naples, Florida has downgraded to a Category 2 storm. The storm is threatening to bring dangerous storm surges along Florida’s west coast, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday evening. 

According to KOLR10 Meteorologist Jamie Warriner, winds are now down to 110 mph and is centered just east of Ft. Myers. He said the weakening will continue and the storm is expected to be downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday as it moves across the Florida Panhandle.

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