Irma making landfall across the Lower Keys

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.

M. Sudduth



About Mark Sudduth

Greetings! I am Mark Sudduth, the founder and editor of The site began in 1999 as a way to post info concerning tropical storms and hurricanes for any interested visitors. Little did I know how big it would become in the years since. Now, we have millions of visitors from all over the world who have come to rely on the site as a no non-sense, tell it like it is resource for all things hurricane related. We are supported by a combination of corporate sponsors and our loyal Client Services members who subscribe to premium content on our sister site, I am married with six energetic and intelligent children and live in southeast North Carolina. I graduated UNC-Wilmington in 1995 with a BA in Geography and have studied the effects of hurricanes on our society ever since.
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