Updated: 8:45 AM ET Sunday, Sept 10
Irma is now making landfall and crossing the Lower Keys of Florida. The winds are well in excess of hurricane force with a storm surge moving in with it.
Our live weather station and cam were knocked off the air just a few moments ago – in fact, everything coming out of the Lower Keys was lost – all Facebook live feeds, etc. from storm chasers and others. It happens – the network can only endure so much.
We do have two camera systems running farther up the coast – one in Marco Island and one in Naples. Those will last all day today and in to tonight – network conditions permitting.
I have posted a new video discussion with continuing updates of the potential for storm surge flooding along the SW and W coasts of Florida over the next couple of days.
I am in Miami right now but will be heading towards Cedar Key and the Big Bend area later to set up additional equipment.
Zack Fradella, our colleague in New Orleans, will have another video and blog post around 2pm ET this afternoon.