Hurricane tracker: Follow paths of Irma, Jose, Katia

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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. 


9:50 p.m.: Tampa mayor: ‘We’re about to get punched in the face’

  •  Tampa hasn’t been hit by a major hurricane since 1921, but on Sunday it looked like Hurricane Irma was about to change that.

5:10 p.m.: Hurricane Irma downgraded to Category 2 storm as it nears Naples

  • 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.

3:35 p.m.: More than 2.1 million now without power in Florida as Hurricane Irma slams state

  • 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.

3:00 p.m.: Officials said a second crane has collapsed in Miami

  • Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso says a second tower crane has collapsed into a building under construction in the city’s downtown area.

1:10 p.m.: President Donald Trump has received a “comprehensive update” on Hurricane Irma.

  • 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.

9:50 a.m.: Hurricane Irma ranked one of the strongest to make landfall in U.S.

  • Hurricane Irma became tied for the seventh strongest storm to make landfall in U.S. history by a key measurement of atmospheric pressure.

9:40 a.m.: More than 1 million people lose power in Florida 

  • The storm currently has top sustained winds of 120 mph (193 kph) and is moving northward at about 6 mph (10 kph).

9:35 a.m.: Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida Keys

  • 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.

7:55 a.m.: Tornado warnings have been issued in South Florida

  • The National Weather Service in Miami has issued tornado warnings for a wide swath of Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties in South Florida.

7:05 a.m.:  Hurricane Irma’s eyewall reaches Florida Keys

  • The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm’s northern eyewall reached the lower Florida Keys Sunday morning.


7 p.m.: Irma expected to strengthen as it approaches Florida; 75K without power

  • About 76,000 people are without power as Irma unleashes winds, rain on the state. Outages are expected to grow.

1:30 p.m.: Hurricane Irma shifts away from Miami, threatens Tampa

  • 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.

12:30 p.m.: Florida governor Rick Scott said Hurricane Irma is the state’s ‘most catastrophic’ storm ever

  • 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.

12:00 p.m.: The Mexican governor has reported two deaths due to the arrival of Hurricane Katia

  • 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.

11:25 a.m.Hurricane Irma has weakened to a Category 3 storm

  • The storm is now with winds at 125 mph, but is likely to regain strength as it gets closer to Florida.

8:45 a.m.: The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Irma is expected to hit southwest Florida on Sunday

  • Strong winds began lashing Florida after slamming through Cuba’s northern coast.


6:05 p.m.: New models show Hurricane Irma tracking more toward west coast of Florida

  • 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.

7:40 a.m.: Hurricane Irma is ‘wider than our entire state,’ Florida governor warns

  • 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.

3:05 a.m.: Hurricane warning for South Florida amid rush to escape wrath

  • 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.


5:30 p.m.: 3 Irma-related deaths reported in US Virgin Islands

  • 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.

3:55 p.m.: Nearly 540,000 ordered to flee Georgia coast ahead of Irma

  • 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.

2:50 p.m.: Jose strengthens to a Category 2 hurricane in Atlantic

  • Jose – now a Category 2 – is following a path toward islands already slammed by Irma.

11:05 a.m.: Hurricane watch in effect for portions of Florida as Irma approaches

  • 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.

6 a.m.: Hurricane Irma death toll rises to 10 in the Caribbean

  •  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.


10:50 p.m.: ‘Barbuda is literally rubble’: Hurricane Irma leaves the tiny island devastated

  • 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.

8:40 p.m.: More than 600,000 without power as Irma lashes Puerto Rico 

  • 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.

7:30 p.m.: FEMA likely to run out of money for emergency relief

  • 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.

5:50 p.m.: Barbuda government confirms 1 death from Irma

  • The government has confirmed one death on Barbuda caused by Hurricane Irma.

5:10 p.m.: Hurricane Katia forms in the Gulf off the coast of Mexico

  • The government of Mexico has issued a hurricane watch for the coast of the state of Veracruz from Tuxpan to Laguna Verde.

5 p.m.:  Jose strengthens to a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic with 75 mph winds

  • 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.
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