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Reports: Irma’s severe flooding eyes Jacksonville, Florida, to Charleston, South Carolina


Irma has left over 6 million without power in Florida as the storm continues to bring life-threatening storm surge and powerful winds.

At least three people have died in the storm in the United States. Two law enforcement officers were in a fatal car accident on Sunday; the third person was in a single-vehicle accident in Orange County, Florida.

Irma made a second Florida landfall at Marco Island, Florida, on Sunday. The storm tore across the Florida Keys early Sunday morning. Irma weakened to a tropical storm on Monday morning over eastern Florida after a 12-day stretch at hurricane strength.

President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for Florida.

This is the first year that two Atlantic Basin hurricanes have made landfall at Category 4 strength in the U.S. in one season since records began in 1851.

Irma prompted the largest evacuation in U.S. history, taking 7 million out of their homes. More than 30 percent of Florida's entire population were asked to evacuate.

Click here to see previous reports of Irma's damaging impacts.


4:44 p.m. EDT Monday: A man was injured near Ladson, South Carolina when a large tree fell on his house.



3:45 p.m. EDT Monday: Reed Timmer in Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys showing the devastating damage left behind by Irma.



3:00 p.m. EDT Monday: Jacksonville, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina, inundated with floodwaters.




2:45 p.m. EDT Monday: People are wading in floodwaters in Jacksonville, Florida. Downed power lines could create an electric current in the flood waters.

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2:14 p.m. EDT Monday: Flights may resume on Tuesday with limited schedules at Miami International Airport after damage and security assessments are conducted to the the airport's facility and infrastructure.

Miami officials announced that curfew in the city would continue tonight starting from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Tuesday.

At a Monday press conference, Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez told residents it's not safe to return yet and urged patience.

Access to the city of Miami Beach remains closed to the public as crews work to clear roadways. City offices and services also remain closed.


People trying to return to Miami Beach are being turned down since the evacuations are in effect.


1:45 p.m. EDT Monday: Urban search and rescue teams from St. Johns County Fire Rescue in Florida are finding numerous homes that have been damaged throughout the county.

Dangerous conditions still persist around Jacksonville, so law enforcement officials are urging residents to stay indoors.

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A home collapsed into the ocean along South Ponte Vedra Boulevad in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida as Irma pounded northern Florida Monday. (Photo/St. Johns County Fire Rescue)



1:10 p.m. EDT Monday: Charleston County, South Carolina, is suspending all EMS operations due to sustained winds of more than 40 mph.

The Charleston Police Department has announced that many roads are closed around town due to flooding.

A flash flood emergency has been declared for Charleston County and travel is not advised.

The South Carolina Ports Authority announced it will cease all operations in Charleston at 2 p.m. Monday. Normal operations are expected to resume Tuesday morning.


12:39 p.m. EDT Monday: A new flash flood emergency has been issued for the St. Johns river basin from Putnam County to downtown Jacksonville.

A tornado warning is currently in affect for parts of South Carolina, including Charleston.



11:43 a.m. EDT Monday: The tidal height at Fort Pulaski, South Carolina, along the Savannah River is forecast to reach a new record height of 14.26 feet.

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10:44 a.m. EDT Monday: As Irma's winds and rain move into Georgia, tree damage is being reported as far inland as Rome, Atlanta and Augusta.

Rough seas and some coastal flooding have also occurred in Charleston, South Carolina. A 72-mph wind gust was reported near Charleston at Folly Beach Pier. Folly Beach Pier is about 270 miles away from Irma's center.


The National Weather Service in Charleston is warning residents to avoid the downtown area as water levels rise.


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10 a.m. EDT Monday: The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is ordering residents in evacuation zones near the St. Johns River to leave the area immediately as floodwaters continue to rise.

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Severe flooding inundated many streets in the Jacksonville area on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (Photo/Joe Gaskin)