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In the Florida Keys, which were struck by the storm at a Category 4 strength, the situation seems far more dire.

All flood watches and a tropical storm warnings have been suspended for the Treasure Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Duke's retired Crystal River plant, about 90 miles north of Tampa, has spent nuclear fuel, but Hannah said that was not a problem.

Irma is moving toward the north-northwest near 17 miles per hour, and a turn toward the northwest is expected by Tuesday morning.

Powerful storm surges could also cause more devastating flooding across the state.

Trump also issued a disaster declaration for Puerto Rico on Sunday and expanded federal funds available to the U.S. Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Irma, the White House said.

It killed at least 26 people before leaving the Caribbean for Florida.

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Officials recommended residents check their mobile devices to make sure the emergency alerts feature has been activated. The second one, in Marco Island, was a Category 3 that left the island without water and power, authorities said.

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Weather officials warn that Irma is expected to keep producing high winds and heavy rain, although it has weakened . After making its way into Georgia, the storm is forecast to move into eastern Alabama on Tuesday morning.

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Downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Irma flooded several northern Florida cities with heavy rain and high storm surge on Monday as it headed out of the State after cutting power to millions and ripping roofs off homes. "The back-to-back hurricanes are Harvey and Irma", said Spann.

As of Sunday night, 112,759 customers for Tampa Electric had lost power, the utility said on its website.

Hurricane Irma has pushed water out of a bay in Tampa, but forecasters are telling people not to venture out there, because it's going to return with a potentially deadly vengeance.

Florida opened over 400 shelters ahead of the storm.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Miami International Airport were closed on Monday.

The massive storm, which is expected to reach southwest Georgia by Monday afternoon, prompted Deal to place the entire state - all 159 counties - under a state of emergency Sunday. The center is located right along the Florida and Georgia line and is forecast to track northwest and remain a tropical storm through this evening, then weaken to a tropical depression through Tuesday morning as it tracks across central Alabama.

Updating you on the local impacts of Tropical Storm Irma on WBRC FOX6 News at Noon.

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