Three dangerous hurricanes are over the Atlantic.
The biggest, Irma, was a Category Five, but has been downgraded to a Category 4. Hurricanes Jose and Katia were upgraded to Category One hurricanes from Tropical Storms on Wednesday evening. Jose was upgraded to a Category Three hurricane Thursday and then to a Category Four hurricane Friday morning.
Check back here for live updates and continued coverage on all three storms.
- Tampa hasn’t been hit by a major hurricane since 1921, but on Sunday it looked like Hurricane Irma was about to change that.
- The National Hurricane Center said Irma’s winds were at 110 mph (177 kph), just below major hurricane status, as the center of the still dangerous and wide storm moved farther inland late Sunday afternoon.
4:15 p.m.: Irma makes landfall on Marco Island
- Hurricane Irma has made landfall on Marco Island, Florida, as a Category 3 hurricane. It is Irma’s second U.S. landfall.
- Florida Power & Light reported the numbers Sunday afternoon. The utility, which services much of south Florida, says more than 845,000 of those customers are in Miami-Dade County.
- Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso says a second tower crane has collapsed into a building under construction in the city’s downtown area.
- Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and several Cabinet members participated in the briefing from Camp David — the presidential retreat where Trump has spent the weekend monitoring the storm.
12:10 a.m.: Death toll in St. Maarten rises to 4
- Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the death toll caused by Hurricane Irma on the Caribbean territory of St. Maarten has risen to four.
- Hurricane Irma became tied for the seventh strongest storm to make landfall in U.S. history by a key measurement of atmospheric pressure.
- The storm currently has top sustained winds of 120 mph (193 kph) and is moving northward at about 6 mph (10 kph).
- Hurricane Irma began its assault on Florida early Sunday with the storm making landfall on Cudjoe Key in the lower Florida Keys.
9:00 a.m.: Two confirmed Hurricane Irma-related deaths
- The Florida Highway Patrol says two people have died in a head-on crash in a county where Hurricane Irma’s wind and rain have started to blow in.
- The National Weather Service in Miami has issued tornado warnings for a wide swath of Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties in South Florida.
- The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm’s northern eyewall reached the lower Florida Keys Sunday morning.
- About 76,000 people are without power as Irma unleashes winds, rain on the state. Outages are expected to grow.
- With the window closing fast for anyone wanting to escape, Irma hurtled toward Florida with 125 mph winds Saturday on a shifting track that took it away from Miami and instead threatened the Tampa area with its first direct hit from a major hurricane in nearly a century.
- Florida emergency management officials have asked another 700,000 to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma. That brings the total number asked to evacuate multiple states to nearly 7 million.
- Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes says two people died in a mudslide. The mountainous region where the storm has been dumping rain has a history of deadly floods and slides.
- The storm is now with winds at 125 mph, but is likely to regain strength as it gets closer to Florida.
- Strong winds began lashing Florida after slamming through Cuba’s northern coast.
- Irma aimed its sights on millions of homes and businesses in Florida and officials warned that time was running out to evacuate.
11:10 a.m.: Hurricane Irma’s confirmed death toll up to 20
- The death toll from Hurricane Irma has increased to 20, with four more deaths reported in the British Virgin Islands.
11:05 a.m.: Hurricane Jose strengthens to a Category 4
- Hurricane Jose strengthened to a Category 4 storm Friday with maximum sustained winds near 150 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
- Based on Irma’s projected path, which includes Florida’s heavily populated eastern coast, the enormous storm could create one of the largest mass evacuations in US history.
5:10 a.m.: Hurricane Irma weakens to a Category 4 storm
- Hurricane Irma weakened to a Category 4 storm Friday morning, but remains a powerful hurricane as it batters the Caribbean and heads toward Florida.
- Floridians began a mass exodus on Thursday as Hurricane Irma, the powerful Category 5 storm, plowed through the Caribbean toward the Sunshine State, much of which is now under a hurricane warning.
- Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say three people have died after Irma caused what they described as “catastrophic” damage.
4:50 p.m.: Hurricane Jose now a Category 3
- It is now classified as a major hurricane. It has the potential to majorly damage homes, uproot trees, shut down access to clean water and cause power outages.
- Georgia’s governor on Thursday ordered the state’s nearly 540,000 coastal residents to evacuate inland ahead of Hurricane Irma as emergency officials warned the storm still had the potential to strike as a major hurricane, something the Georgia coast hasn’t seen in more than a century.
- Jose – now a Category 2 – is following a path toward islands already slammed by Irma.
- A hurricane watch was issued for parts of south Florida and the Florida Keys Thursday as Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm that has proven deadly in the Caribbean, moves toward the U.S.
- Authorities say at least one person has died in the northeast Caribbean island of Anguilla, raising the death toll of Hurricane Irma to at least 10 as the Category 5 storm roars through the region.
- Nearly every building on the island of Barbuda was damaged when the eye of the storm passed almost directly overhead early Wednesday and about 60 percent of the island’s roughly 1,400 people were left homeless.
- More than 600,000 Puerto Ricans are without power and nearly 50,000 are without water. Fourteen hospitals were using generators after losing power.
8:10 p.m.: UN says Irma could affect 37 million people
- The United Nations is getting people ready to help those affected. Officials say that could be as many as 37 million people.
- The roughly $1 billion left in FEMA’s Emergency Response Fund is expected to run out as soon as the end of the week, just as Category 5 Irma could be pounding Florida and less than two weeks after Hurricane Harvey caused massive flooding in Houston.
- The government has confirmed one death on Barbuda caused by Hurricane Irma.
- The government of Mexico has issued a hurricane watch for the coast of the state of Veracruz from Tuxpan to Laguna Verde.
- The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Jose poses no immediately threat to land. But meteorologists warn the storm’s path could change.
4:30 p.m.: 2 dead as Irma hits Caribbean islands
- At least two people have died and two others have been seriously injured in the islands of St. Barts and St. Martin after Hurricane Irma blew through Wednesday.
3:15 p.m.: Rains from Irma begin hitting Puerto Rico
- Heavy rain and 185-mph winds lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico’s northeast coast Wednesday.