(Miami, FL) — Hurricane Irma is now making its way up Florida’s Gulf Coast as a Category 3 storm. Irma made landfall early this morning in the Florida Keys as a Category Four hurricane. The National Hurricane Center says Irma now has maximum sustained winds of 120 miles an hour. Florida Governor Rick Scott said the eye of Irma will hit the state later this afternoon.
The city of Naples is getting the brunt of the storm right now. The storm is just about 35 miles south of Naples and lashing the city with strong winds and stinging rain. Irma is heading north at about 12 miles an hour. The center of the forecasted storm track goes just west of Naples hits near Cape Coral. From there, the eye of Irma is expected to carve a path straight up the Florida coastline to hit Tampa.
A curfew will be in effect tonight in Miami-Dade County due to Hurricane Irma. County Mayor Carlos Gimenez says it’s for the safety of the county’s residents. Well over a million customers have had their power knocked out in Miami-Dade County. The curfew in Miami-Dade County starts at 7 p.m. Eastern. Earlier, a curfew in Tampa was announced for 6 p.m. Eastern.
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