TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Irma has pushed water out of a bay in Tampa, but forecasters are telling people not to venture out there, because it's going to return with a potentially deadly vengeance.
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After slamming the Florida peninsula on September 10 as a Category 4 hurricane with 130 miles per hour winds, Irma continued to move north throughout the Sunshine State, causing millions of power outages along the way before becoming a tropical depression late Monday.
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The eye of the storm is now over the Florida Keys, and is starting to move away, according to National Hurricane Centre.
Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record before it arrived in the United States, killed 43 people in its rampage through the Caribbean and at least 12 in Florida, Georgia and SC.
The leading edge of the huge storm bent palm trees and spit rain across South Florida, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, as the eye approached Key West.
The Tampa Bay area has not taken a direct hit from a major hurricane since 1921, when its population was about 10,000, National Hurricane Center spokesman Dennis Feltgen said. At least 35 people were killed in the Caribbean.
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Everybody FPL has is "already being deployed" and the company is working to secure more workers from out of state to help, Silagy said, including some crews who were assisting in Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Still, Florida is being devastated by the storm surges and strong winds. They also have asked the federal government to kick in 11 million meals and millions more liters of water, plus almost 700 cases of baby supplies.
At 6pm GMT, its centre had moved into southern Georgia, the National Hurricane Center said.
Duke's outages jumped to more than 860,000 overnight; the company said they could ultimately exceed 1 million.
In Bonita Springs, on Florida's hard-hit southwest coast, large areas were flooded and the entire city was without power.
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That risk extended to the coast of Georgia and parts of SC , the hurricane centre said. From there, Irma is expected to continue weakening as it crosses through Florida .
Florida Director of Emergency Management Bryan Koon said officials would wait until first light on Monday to begin rescue efforts and assess damage, adding he did not have yet any numbers on fatalities statewide, the Miami Herald reported.