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all of this is headed in the general direction of southwest florida. exactly when and where landfall will be made, that we don't yet know. but soon enough we'll. it's noon on the east coast and noon in south florida where we are waiting for a live update from the national hurricane center. they just gave us the new coordinates and wind speed. but where does the national hurricane center believe this storm will be heading. we'll get a live update. mark is getting new information in at the national hurricane center now and we are expecting to hear from him with that update.
>> this is mark demaris. hurricane irma remained a category 4 storm moving north at 9 miles per hour. we expect that to accelerate during the day. the storm made landfall over the cudjoe key area around 9:10 as a category 4 storm. the keys are actually still getting the effects of the storm on the back side. they are not completely out of the woods yet. as the storm moves up the coast we are getting observer reports of hurricane gusts in miami-dade. the center of the storm looks like it will be moving you have the southwest coast of florida over the later today. and we have a hurricane warning potentially for the entire state
of florida except for the western panhandle because of the large size of this system. we have the hurricane is expected to remain a major hurricane when it reaches the southwest coast. it will weaken as it crosses the tampa area. but this will be a major wind and surge event as well as i rainfall the next couple days. the surge event. southwest florida is especially vulnerable from the captiva air includinair -- area including n. we are expecting storm surge of 10-15 feet and 6-8 feet in the heavily populated tampa area. this remains a dangerous threat for southwest florida later today and spreading up into the
tampa area into tonight and tomorrow. in terms of rainfall we are anticipated 12-15 inches along the western part of florida and 6-8 inches in eastern florida. in the longer term we are look for the storm to move up the coast of florida and the georgia, alabama and mississippi valley area later in the week. there will be a significant rainfall event for that area. shep: that's the latest as we have it. the northward track continues. the storm is located somewhere around in here. it made landfall head in this general direction. you see how the coastline works here. this part right here is marco island, and the thinking is if the storm continues its current
track it will come over golden gate east of naples and continue up the peninsula. you can see cape coral and fort myers will be on the dry side of this. that's not to say that's exactly what's going to happen, because the storm can wobble left to right. but once the eye makes landfall again which it will. it made landfall down in the keys, then make its way north. once it makes landfall and is over the peninsula, it doesn't have the warm water to keep feeding it and it will slowly weaken as it moves up the coast of florida. we talked about some of the areas that are most of vulnerable. in the tampa bay area, st. petersburg, clearwater, and some low-lying areas that are vulnerable always along st. pete.
this entire bay to flood. the thinking is the storm surge will come up. we don't know if the storm will be east of tampa by the time it reaches it or west of tampa. if it's to the west, all of this water pushed up into tampa bay it could flood downtown tampa and cause problems in the st. pete area. adam housley this key largo where they are still taking a beating. reporter: the storm is coming across. the bands of wind and rain have been hammering stuff. there is stuff flying off in the air. we have a little protection. but this bounced over. you know the ice machines. it was blown down the hallway. that's several hundred pound.
it:blew down the hallway. we don't know if it's storm surge or just rain. but the road has water flowing from my right to my left. from the ocean side direction -- we don't know if it's storm surge or just rain. we had a ton of rain here for a long time. but if the rain continues to batter the key. this is what mainland florida is going to get. and it's brutal, shepard. shep: it looks like the storm is due west warm front you and headed north. that -- is due west of you and headed north. reporter: we know it's not past us yet. so later in the day you will see
it that way. this is a part of key largo where there are new buildings. i'm curious to see how some of the older buildings and homes are faring. they can't be faring well in this. this has been going on for a while. the first hurricane-force wind was 13 hours ago and we have had power outages since 10:30:00 a.m. the keys are really taking a beating.let's go up the coast. the waters have come up phil. reporter: this is an area that will sometimes flood in high tide.
but never like this. i drive this route from my house to the office every single day. this is a major roadway. 7th street causeway. it -- 79th street causeway. this clearly is note drivable -t drivable for most of cars. at the fire station relatively new, they have been dealing with the occasional king tide flooding for a couple years. i have never seen it like this. the winds are coming in strong still. the rain doesn't seem to be nearly as wicked as it has been throughout the day. but this is quite dramatic. we left across the bridge by north bay village, the marina we were at. the roadways are getting water.
wscn, their parking -- wsvn, their parking lot is flooding. we drove over probably covered roadways that had to be 6 inches to a foot deep at times. if there is a neighborhood that way and that way, the guys on the corner by that yellow construction equipment, there are two guys on their front porch. they are seriously surrounded by a moat caused by hurricane irma. we had a crane collapse on one of the buildings downtown. a huge building boom going on downtown. there was a warning from the city of miami, try not to be in the vicinity of these cranes. the arms swivel. remember hurricane sandy, the
big crane in manhattan collapsed. so that's a real threat. shep: phil keating in the water along miami. governor scott holding a news briefing. let's listen. >> the areas of south florida and the keys have had up to 12 inches of rain. across the state we can see 8-15 inches of rain. the vast majority of florida is under a hurricane warning. this is a serious serious threat of storm surge flooding along the west coast of florida. this increased to 15 feet above ground level in southwest florida. tampa will see a surge of 5-8 feet. the big bend area 6-8 feet. we'll see flooding from rivers throughout the peninsula. we have seen tornado in south
florida and the threat will continue tonight. this is a life-threatening situation. in southwest florida the storm surge comes after the strongest winds. do not think the storm is over when the wind slows down. local officials will let you know when it's safe to go out. the storm surge will rush in and could kill you. we have thousands of national guard members and fish and wildlife members to help with search and rescue as soon as it is safe. but they cannot help you until the storm has passed. you need to stay in a safe place. for the storm's latest track families need to be on high alert for severe weather including tropical storm and hurricane-force winds. here in tallahassee it's likely we'll experience hurricane-force winds and families must prepare. we are doing all we can to prepare for this storm.
today i requested a major disaster declaration from president trump to bring important federal resources aid to florida. i have spoke within the president nearly every day as well as today, and as well as our other federal partners. we are working closely with the federal government to make sure floridians have the resources they need for this storm. this has been a challenging week for our state. all week i traveled florida to spread the message. take this deadly storm seriously. stay safe, be prepared, listen to local evacuation advisories. my first duty as governor is to protect the people of florida the storm is here now. everyone's family matters, every life matters. please know we'll do anything and everything to protect and rescue every person, and we'll
spare no expense in doing it. this week demonstrated everyone around the world that floridians care about each other. we have each other's backs. we are proud to call florida home and knowing will change that. i know we have done everything we can to prepare for this storm. we can never do enough. i heard from governors and people from all over the world on how they can help our state make it through this destruction. we received direct support from 16 state. we received national guard from texas. fish and wildlife members from ohio. colorado emergency operations support team. we have taken all help and resources that have been offered. florida is known for our beaches, theme parks and college teams. but our most of important asset is our people. people from all over this great country and world asked what
shep: it's normally just a few sentences of spanish. but they are speaking to a large spanish population in miami and until for that matter. we have been watching pictures come in. look at wsvn now. >> we are starting to see what storm surge could look like in our area. we actually have the -- shep very there was a pause in our signal. now we have them back. >> we have more elevation for our studio here. some more protection. we are hoping these bands will slow down a little and as the
tide goes out eventually sit will cause the water to recede. but for now that is not the case. the gusts are stronger than ever. stronger than i felt in our whole last 24 hours and moyer of reporting in this -- 24 hours and more of reporting in this very spot. if you happen to be in a coastal area, get as far away from the waterside of your unit as possible. shep: the latest from north bay village. i want to go to phil keating who is in miami right along the 79th street causeway. but on the city side, not the beach side. is the water still coming up? reporter: the water is still rising. it does sometimes happen own a full moon king tide. but this as deep as i have ever
seen it. this is between my house and the office. i go on this route every day. i have never seen it like this. this was forecast by city leaders by miami and miami beach a across the bridge that we would see a storm surge of 3-6 feet. we were in the marina because floodwaters were snowing up. at least 18 inches, 2 feet at the marina since we got there this morning at 6:00 a.m. the last thing we wanted to do was get stuck on the other side of the bridge in water too deep to come out. we are not sure yet whether the city leaders are seeing storm surge like this on ocean drive, collins avenue, washington avenue, indian creek. as soon as we find out, we'll let you know. here is a advise automobile
example of why it's not a good day to be outside. this is a major artery of the 79th street causeway. all the first responders, police, fire, paramedics. they are not responding to any emergency call right now. weather got so bad overnight? downtown miami that miami fire received 41 calls for rescue because of the winds and rain. they only responded to three of those calls. everyone in miami beach as well as the city of miami and miami-dade county. you are essentially on your own from this point on. it's been that way for several hours. that's what happens when you don't evacuate when you are in an evacuation zone. it's not even forced, but you have to know ahead of time there is know help coming to you until
the end of the storm. shep: phil keating live for us in miami. we have been showing you live pictures out of brickell. one of our viewers is watching from a high-rise. this is brickell avenue just off downtown miami. an incredible scene up there. this is classic storm surge forecasters had been predict. but they were predicting when the storm was the coming up the east coast. which now it is not. but the storm surge with these huge feeder bands of rain and pushing the wind and storm surge into town. this flooded much of the brickell area south of downtown on the mainland side, the peninsula side of miami. it's quite a thing to see.
again, maximum sustained winds at 130 miles an hour. it left the florida keys. the wind coming into the keys is coming the back way into the florida keys. what was bent this way will then bend back. it causes a lot of projectiles during this storm. the general track of this is to the north-northwest. but at this moment according to the national hurricane center, it's headed due north and that would put collier county, jeff glade city, marco island and a naples right in its track. fit continues on this track it's headed to marco island. then taking it all the way up. by tomorrow night the storm up along the florida-georgia line. tuesday this storm will be in the mid south around the memphis
region. rick reichmuth in the extreme weather center. rick: so much of this wave energy is getting close into the miami area. all this surge going into the miami area. the way the bottom of the ocean floor goes. right here creates a lot more waves. we'll see the waves higher and some of that energy is getting close toward the miami area. that's why we are seeing the flooding going on right now toward the miami area. we are concerned about the storm surge and especially fit coincides with the high tide. naples at 3:55. we'll probably see their storm surge after the center of the storm pulls away from it. it will bring the waves in from the south.
when you go in toward that line. it turns to the northwest. a lot of times these storms when they see land, they prefer water. that happened a lot along the coast of cuba. one thing that scares me is the last couple loops, it looks like it is still very well contained and filled in on all side of the storm. thinking some dry air would come in, it doesn't look to be the case. the 130 miles per hour seem to be holding. shep: a lot of interesting things happening beside the flooding and the fire department can't get out. you have to think flamingos. >> they are are the flamingos single file being ushered into
safety. shep: i wonder what the flamingos would have done. >> they find a way to survive. they think the manatees will be okay. but it's nice to know they are okay and will be looked after. shep: there is a serious chance this store doesn't make land immediately in florida. here is the problem. if this storm stays off the coast of florida, marco island, naples, boni can t -- bow bonit. it will still have the moisture to keep it strong and it will pound the coast for a long period of time. depending on the reading, 7, 8,
9 miles an hour. adam, how are things in key largo. reporter: it's pulling paint off the rail. the wind is coming through here. when it gets like this, you lose all visibility. it's like throwing sand paper at somebody. i look down right now and there is stuff flying in all directions. still coming from the right specifically, it hasn't switched yet. we haven't gotten the switch that comes from left to right. it's flowing from the ocean side of the key across to the bayside. it will come back around. we don't know if that's storm surge or rain coming from the higher part of the interstate. the interstate runs from the
mainland of south florida all the way down to key west. we don't know if it's coming across from the other side. we have all sort of branches blowing this way. when you have a hurricane and it come over you. you get a sounds like a jet engine. we have had that consistently for several hours. it just hasn't stopped. it continues to batter this area. until it clears we don't know how much damage is out there. we are in a safe spot. but we can't leave the spot. we know there are 45-mile-an-hour sustained wind 12 hours ago. shep: tampa bay itself is largely dry.
lillian with video from tampa bay. >> this was taken earlier today. this bay area has been cleared out. similar to what happened in the bahamas. you can see the bahamas. there is a dock right now. where boat usually are, sea shells, you can't see any water. this water will be coming back in a violent way and more than was there beforehand. so be careful. shep: the storm is due west of you, adam, so the winds are out of the east. >> what i can tell it's coming from the east. it's still coming straight this way. we are seeing -- the stuff is still flying. wire protected right here. if you look out that direction
you will see stuff flying like this. that's why you don't want to be out in the storm. thank god people aren't trying to walk in this stuff. a big tree has come down. this is the newer part of key largo. so the building code are all followed. we don't know what we'll find. we hope people didn't try to ride this thing out in the mobile homes because it's continuing to batter us. shep: there is a tornado now in jacksonville, it's a waterspout at the moment. it's expected to move ashore in crescent beach marineland in the jacksonville area. the next 30 minutes a severe storm and tornado warning. crescent beach, summer haven, marineland.
if you are in those areas get to a safe space. adam, lots of violent tornado out of this thing. >> it's still coming from my right. it's starting to switch out. as you were talking. you are talking six pieces of metal feet by 4 feet. 6 feet by 4 feet. some of the video we have seen out of key west is brutal and islamorada. the emergency services here said they would stop at 45-mile-an-hour sustained winds and that was a long time ago. we can't see the actual -- holy
smokes -- we can't see the radar. you say it's passing us. you can tell it's still coming from my right and my left. shep: adam, your pictures are amazing. we were watching in northeast miami-dade county where the waters have been kicking up very high. this is dangerous. this is in miami itself. turn around, don't drown is what the national weather service is asking us to remind our viewers. if you are out and about they say you shouldn't be. and watters are rising. the storm surge is coming in. their plea is turn around, don't drown. live pictures. let's look. >> they are not even that close
to the water. look how high it's gone. i don't know if you can see it at this point. but i can describe it for you. there is a fire hydrant on the left side of your screen there in the center. at the beginning we were able to see it. it's gone under that water. this isn't a situation that is over. it's continuing. we are seeing an area in downtown miami unlike we have never seen it before. you know we grew up here. so many of us did, and we never experienced these kinds of conditions. there is a j.w. marriott, the more on, usually a dry area. not considered a wet area. the challenge
the importance of staying indoors because we did see someone in that area that is in trouble at this point, they are on their own. we are experiencing up to 80 miles per wind. they are not going to help if you do get in trouble. it is not safe for them and it's not safe for you. let's go to fort lauderdale beach and see how conditions are shaping up there. it does not look good there either. it looks like we lost brandon. i'm able to reconnect with him in a short bit here in the meantime, that picture is not surprising at all. fort lauderdale beach we expect to look that way. some conditions are just awful right now. as we are reiterating something very important, this hurricane did not make landfall here. we were talking about that earlier in the week that we expected it to.
it made landfall south of marathon at about 9:10 this morning. however, because of the size and strength of this is done, everything our weather team has been telling us throughout the week has proven to hold true. chief meteorologist bill pharaoh, carling -- >> the storm continuing to head north off of the southwest florida coast. you can kill that audio. i want to tell our viewers the new projection for storm surge. again, the storm surge they are so worried about. we can start in the naples area. here's the lower part of florida. here is the naples area and this area right here they are expecting 11 to 15-foot storm surge with 130-mile an hour winds from the storm. fort myers, just up the coast, fort myers and cape coral area in that area, nine to 15 feet of
storm surge and as you go up the coast to sarasota, five to 10 feet of storm surge appeared in the big city, tampa and saint peters her, here's the latest we have on that. this supposed to be around tampa and saint pete, whether over here or over here. we don't know. reaching this north by about 7:30 tonight. that is when hurricane force winds have started in the tampa saint pete area. the forecast holds with those hurricane conditions to continue all night long. they are at the worst of the storm surge. the police chief on the southwest florida coast. and now looks like the southwest florida storm. sir, are you ready? >> yes, we've been ready. >> understood. i know how much preconditioning it takes and how difficult it can be for municipalities along the southwest coast.
you've done this before. >> yes, sir. absolutely. we have over 101 officers. we've opened 10 shelters throughout the lee county area and now house about 30,000 people. some of these who are specific shelters and also pat. we have mandatory evacuations already done yesterday, the barrier islands and we also had mandatory evacuations in that area, area b. which is basically the area that lines the river out there one block having mandatory evacuations. we are following our plan. right now we have moved the units off the streets because of the speed of the wind gusts and we are concerned about the safety of our officers. we are right now planning on more of the recovery cleanup
plan and we are ready to get out there and clear the degree that we need to respond to. >> derrick diggs on the line, fort myers police chief. you know how many people stayed at home when you ask them to leave? >> i don't have a sense that i am pleased with people evacuating. we open up the shelters. as usual in situations like this, we've got some people that are going to ride it out. but we are very, very pleased the response we got people coming into our shelters. we still have room as of right now and we will tell people to secure themselves until the storm passed. >> the colusa had she river come a couple bridges over from the city. a lot of concern about flooding just to the east of that in fort myers, whiskey creek on a two-page park.
areas along the colusa hatchery. how much are you expect the mayor? >> well, that depends on the track of the storm and all that. we did have mandatory evacuation and we have people in those areas. >> that is great to hear. thank you very much. appreciate it. south of there is naples and that is where they are apparently targeting. it could change its mind in the east or west. steve hare again if they are. how goes? >> shepherd, it looks like the same traffic and winds right now, occasionally got some hurricane force winds. small branches of trees, street signs beginning but no major structural damage yet. they are taking the storm
seriously and only 15,000 people in shelters. they actually kept opening new shelters because the other ones were filling up. so much confusion about the storm and where it was going to head. we saw families sometimes waiting for hours to get in. right now in naples there is a state of civil emergency. that means you are being told to stay in place. first responders also will not be coming out. we have been talking to officials all day and they are saying people will have to be patient and people have to be self-reliant. it's eight to 14 miles an hour and it's going to be when of maybe 130 miles an hour. somebody's building around in a lot of these trees are going to be gone by tomorrow. after that, somewhere between the court and river and the gulf. some of these roads could be
rivers. we could see a different tomography by tamara. shepard: very few places in collier county get above 10 feet above sea level. if that is the case in the storm surge is right, at one point or another everything could be flooded. >> that is right. we are on the third floor and the owner said the first floor might be gone by tomorrow. if you are in a one-story house, you could be in trouble here as the water continues to rise. keep in mind the storm surge could have been. we are hearing so much extreme statements on the air. it could, after the storm surge could hit. if it hits around here in the afternoon. could be it is not easy to detach. that could be the real danger.
shepard: steve hare again, naples, be safe. some signs in south miami-dade county. let's listen in. >> we see a ratcheting against the street. it is absolutely i don't know if you can hear it or not, but if you listen to it, this sounds like a train with square wheels riding down u.s. one. these are the images that people think i would hurricane andrew. imagine this, but two to three times worse because that's the experience 25 years ago. with hurricane andrew. a lot of people talked about hurricane andrew when they were talking about getting ready for irma. hopefully some are breathing a sigh of relief. it's hard to believe when you see images like this. shepard: that is live in south miami-dade county.
we have been watching this throughout as we are waiting to find out exactly which way the storm ends up going. we have the predictions now from the hurricane center of storm surge that really indicate all of the southwest border area could end up pretty deep underwater. hopefully the projections from the national hurricane center are wrong and something changes here. it doesn't look like that is going to happen to the forecaster's natural hurricane center. expecting winds of 40 miles per hour to move into southwest florida on friday. they are having gusts at having gusts at that height. the forward progress of the storm at eight or nine miles an hour, this is a very slow mover. they are expecting some acceleration as this goes by and we can hope it happens because the more it gets in and gets out, the better you are to recover. the longer it stays in your area, it is like a prize fighter shot after shot after shot. you can take it for a while but
a few hours later it starts to beat things out. once the wind shift happens because after the storm passes i come you get the wind out of the other direction. makes matters even more difficult. quite the pictures coming out of south miami-dade. reporter: andrew, we are going to stay with you for a moment. i want to talk to you about the conditions around you, specifically where you are in south miami-dade. just remind you a lot of our viewers right now aren't actually watching. they are listening to give them a better idea of the description of what you are seeing number you are seeing it. >> so we are in u.s. one in south miami-dade near 280 street, southwest 282nd street, right on u.s. one. we are at the gas station. across from us is a chevron. the winds here are just a mix. it's absolutely incredible. you can lean back in the wind
would push you out. it would not allow you to fall down. it has bent over metal signs. it has pushed debris into the street. some of the roadways are not possible at all because they were trees blocking it right here along u.s. one. there is a major cleanup. the other thing we saw which is slightly reminiscent of andrew, if some street lights are starting to fall down. we saw the signals are falling and the street lights are starting to fall down. this is going to be a very big cleanup process. this is the first car, by the way, do we have seen in ours. it really is remarkable. hardly anybody on the roadways right now. and so, it is just incredible when you feel that force of wind pushing you. shepard: that is south miami-dade. look at what is happening in the tampa bay area. irma is pushing the water out of the bay.
listening. >> when the wind from east to west, water out of the day and into the gulf of mexico. when the storm comes speed on trend later, it causes the wind to travel back in the other direction. that is what we are seeing here eventually all this water is going to make its way back here. something we've never seen like this before. a chance to connect with mayor bob buckhorn. closer and closer, the countdown is on. only a matter of time until hurricane irma reaches tampa bay. shepard: the water has emptied out. you can see under social media feed, most about water along bayshore blvd. has been pushed away. it will come back after the storm passes by. what is next for the storm? most likely southwest florida. 130-mile maximum sustained winds. moving to north at nine miles an hour with marco allen in naples
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>> sometimes my family doesn't think i take it as seriously as i showed because i know the nature of the storms, but at the end of the day, we follow what our officials are telling us and it's a moment that the national weather service and the emergency management officials say it is time to evacuate. that is when i'm unlike me -- shepard: some strong bands are starting to hit southwest florida. griff jenkins is there. >> hey, neil. [inaudible] here is what they are doing. the camera is inside the vehicle, the windshield wiper, corresponding griff jenkins in it. we hear the wind. we know we can hear him. somebody cue grass.
[inaudible] >> just as we were driving in the car, we were getting the national weather service in excess of 115 miles away and come at 10 south of everglades city on an extreme wind advisory for the next three hours or so. we are just behind me, about 200 yards that way as we stand here. of course, the storm surge going to be a problem here in the very near future. i apologize, but what i would like to do is get in and show you the goal shore road here. we will just take you down this road with a little communication with you to what you can see it coming to the extent you can see things. let's just take you down this
road parallel to the beach. we have seen constant trees coming down and the wind gusts coming at us as we drive down. just look at the guys coming off of the street there, monitoring the radio because what is ultimately going to happen is this wind condition is going to meet the storm surge and that will be flooding and that is the worst case scenario they are talking about. shepard: griff jenkins along the road they are in naples. we are watching is hollywood on the florida, the waters are rising as well. we happen to have them on the line with us. juan perez, miami-dade county police chief. how are things in miami-dade? >> right now we are in the harshest wind we are going to experience from our portion of her mother. we are facing 10280-mile per
hour gusts. all of our folks are sheltered right now, waiting for this to pass and i expect later on in the evening i'll be able to pull the 1200 men and women back into the streets and start protecting the residents again and help them save lives. tree and to have you been getting a lot of calls for service? you have to keep first responders that day now. have there been a lot of calls? >> people understood we were going to be able to respond, so we had plenty of advance, so that worked. nobody has really ventured out and risk to their lives so far that we know of. you know, just right now what we do have is we already know that we have 20 of road blockages with debris, trees down, fences, power lines. last count we had 675 of the 1.1 million accounts for the power and light.
we are talking probably quite an increase, three quarters of our power grids are down. it's going to be a huge challenge for us. we will have to manage all of that. shepard: police chief of miami-dade county. what are your biggest concerns? >> as soon as we start making the assessment and hit the streets, we will do anything we can to save lives than what for folks stuck in house is or that need us for emergency purposes. a secondary thing with the power outages is obviously prevent crime from occurring and managing the intersections when people get out and about so we can prevent some crashes. it will be all hands on deck and will have to wear multiple hats. we've experienced this before. we do law enforcement at some point it will become secondary nba humanitarian role and do
anything we can help our presidents. shepard: juan perez is the chief of the miami-dade police department. thank you. >> thank you. i hope the folks up north and the west coast are watching what is happening so they can heed the warnings and what the officials are telling us to do. shepard: thanks again. live pictures coming to us from naples. the strongest of the early bands are making their way into naples. look at what is coming in from tampa. people still walking on the beach in clearwater and waving to reporters along the sidelines. for clearwater beach, it is on the way. look again at naples. i'll show you what's on the way of life from naples that we can switch back and there it is. the first of the ban while over tropical storm winds now expecting hurricane force winds in southwest florida, particularly southern collier
county, everglades city, into the naples area. in a pretty short period of time, remember the hurricane force winds extend from the center of the storm about 80 miles. depends on the update. sometimes it's 70, sometimes 80. it varies a little bit. from the center of the eye of the storm, 70 miles north, hurricane force winds and moving at nine miles an hour, they look at hurricane force winds for a very long period of time. you can see the flag ripping apart a little bit. john fort lauderdale beach that send very heavy winds and high surf again this now fort lauderdale. you can see the palm trees and just an incredible amount of cameras and develop cross his storm continues to move north on the west coast. the winds in the search will be
more prevalent in broward county, which is just north of the miami-dade area. broward county were fort lauderdale polity international airport is. that is the general vicinity of that with the major airports in south florida. in fort lauderdale, hollywood, they are expecting heavy winds and heavy surge over the next hour, hour and a half. then it becomes largely a southwest florida storm and that is when naples, collier county, lee county and fort miles area come into play and we are expecting conditions to deteriorate their for the next couple of hours and continued into the evening, tampa bay will begin feeling the full force of this as well. in fact, we have just got word in miami, some damage to the roof in the miami heat arena. we've seen a number of places. we have some pictures about just a short time ago.
if you focus on what is to come with the storm, it is naples. that's the picture on the right-hand side of your screen. marco island which is south of naples is largely evacuated. the barrier island, tourist destination for many, many decades and it is certainly built up to her a lot of snowbirds have come down, retirees from the northeast and midwest to retire down there to marco island. a big beautiful complex and great beaches in marco island. a lot of elderly elderly populations, certainly for families as well. difficult to get in and out of there out of there in a good day with a lot of tourist in the hide of winter. the really difficult when there is a storm and it got me pretty well evacuated. it will be interesting to see how marco island affairs over the next day because unless the storm makes the term, and it may, we are expecting very high winds. we just got this to the national weather service in miami with an
extreme wind warning for western collier county. 115-mile per hour plus winds. you know where you are along the naples and marco island region. top of the hour headlines right after this. 's right over here. tech: giving you a few more minutes for what matters most. take care. kids singing: safelite® repair, safelite® replace.
shepard: it is 1:00 p.m. in south florida. fox news channel continuing coverage of hurricane or not. these are live pictures in miami. they just got in the 1:00 update from the national hurricane center and essentially no change. but pat has remained exactly as we've been speaking about it for the past i would say three hours, continuing northward motion. the storm still packed maximum sustained winds of 130 miles an hour. hurricane irma is still out at 1:00 eastern time a very powerful category four hurricane. it first made landfall just after 9:00 this morning. more than four