Airlines cap hurricane evacuation fares amid allegations of price gouging

White House shares deletes inaccurate 'Hurricane Irma' video

White House shares deletes inaccurate 'Hurricane Irma' video

Irma was a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour (240 kph) and is forecast to remain at that strength when it comes ashore someplace south of Miami on Sunday. Forecasts show it could enter the state Monday anywhere from the Atlantic coast to the Alabama state line. "Our thoughts are with USF and all the areas in the path of this storm".

While evacuees in Florida encounter gasoline shortages as they flee Hurricane Irma, drivers in the rest of the country are still dealing with the effects of Tropical Storm Harvey, which has added more than 30 cents to the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded.

More than 3,900 USA flights scheduled for Monday were canceled by late morning - and more than 9,000 since Saturday - according to tracking service FlightAware. Airlines had earlier taken as many passengers as possible out of the path of the storm. The storm's violent gusts destroyed the instrument used to measure wind strength, Cuba's meteorological agency reported.

He said Irma's intensity set it apart from other storms.

- Irma's center was 110 miles southeast of Key West at 8 p.m. ET Saturday and moving west-northwest at a relatively slow 7 mph.

Hurricane Katia continues strengthening in Gulf
Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, made landfall in Cuba on Friday as a Category 5 storm. Three simultaneous hurricanes in the Atlantic basin may seem extreme, but it happens about once every ten years.

This has led to widespread fears that the hurricane will bear down on Florida over the weekend.

Scott said President Donald Trump has assured him Florida will get all the federal help it needs.

- Of the 24 deaths blamed on Irma, nine were in unspecified French territories, one in Barbuda, one in the British overseas territory of Anguilla, two in Dutch-administered St. Maarten, four in the British Virgin Islands, four in the US Virgin Islands and three in Puerto Rico.

Other major Florida insurers being hit include Heritage Insurance Holdings and Tampa-based HCI Group, both of which are down around 20 percent this week.

Miami, home to one of American Airlines' largest hubs, said Wednesday it will "wind down operations" on Friday afternoon at Miami International Airport, as well as at Ft.

Thousands without power in coastal Georgia from severe storm
According to NWS forecasts, winds will reach the 20s this evening and increase to the 30s overnight, with higher gusts. About 3,400 personnel and crews standing by to respond to power outages after the storm leaves affected areas.

And gas shortages are happening statewide.

He was told second-hand that many airline employees missed their shifts while tending to personal issues related to Irma.

"This is a hurricane that I've never seen before, so we are preparing here", Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez said Thursday in an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America. Irma's wind could exceed that if it reaches Cape Canaveral. The storm is expected to graze the northern Dominican Republic and Haiti with rain and gusty winds.

State-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp., a nonprofit that is not publicly traded, could also face heavy losses from Hurricane Irma.

Irma weakens to a tropical storm
Irma is expected to weaken to a tropical storm over northern Florida or southern Georgia late Monday and Tuesday, the center said. The National Weather Service for Tampa Bay said it had received many questions on social media about what the cone represents.

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