Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida Keys

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Hurricane Irma weakened as it pummeled Florida - but the storm still packed a powerful punch, spawning torrential downpours, tornadoes and flash floods.

Nathan Deal expanded a state of emergency declaration to cover all 159 counties in the state as Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida.

"The most recent forecast suggests that part of the state will see tropical storm conditions", Ivey said.

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FPL, the biggest power company in Florida, said more than 3.6 million of its customers were without power by 6 a.m.

Instead of following the footsteps of Hurricane Irma and ravaging islands of Antigua and Barbuda along with other Caribbean Islands, Jose followed a northerly direction sparing these region from more damage.

Irma has completed its life cycle, downgraded from Hurricane to Tropical Storm to Tropical Depression to now Post-Tropical Cyclone.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday the president also spoke with the governors of Alabama, Georgia and SC. Governor Scott is surveying the damage from the air Tuesday. "It's disgusting what we saw".

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Deputy National Hurricane Center Director Mark DeMaria said even before Naples gets the expected 10-15 foot surge, Irma's massive core has sucked four feet of water from the beach.

Hurricane Irma is so strong that it is pulling water away from coastlines, an unusual phenomenon taking place in certain areas of Florida's west coast. Joining us now from Miami to tell us more is NPR's Greg Allen.

Footage from the Grassy Key island shot by U.S. broadcaster NBC showed downed power lines, felled trees, and streets strewn with debris and vehicles.

"The people of Florida need to know that our hearts and our prayers and all of our efforts are with them and will be with them until this storm passes", the vice president said. As you mentioned, the power outages have been severe. "I think the issue will be the power issues and the magnitude of the power issues", Buckhorn said, adding that he's hopeful that process will take days, not weeks.

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