Jacksonville under Hurricane Warning as Hurricane Irma approaches

Tiffany Salameh

Jacksonville is under Hurricane Warning. Florida Storms

The 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center puts Jacksonville under a Hurricane Warning. The track continues to shift west, with Irma going up through the west coast of Florida directly impacting Tampa and the Florida Keys.

Hurricane Irma continues to impact Cuba as a Category 3 with winds of 125 mph and is forecast to restrengthen to a Category 5 before reaching South Florida. Irma will reach the Florida Keys Sunday morning. Jacksonville is expected to start feeling strong winds from Irma Sunday, with the worst of Irma impact Jacksonville Monday.

According to the NHC, “a Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.  Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.”

The current projection shows Irma reaching Jacksonville as a Category 1 or 2.

There is a curfew for those who remained in Zones A and B. The curfew will begin at 10 p.m. tonight and will last until 6 a.m.  In Atlantic Beach, alcohol sales will be prohibited starting at 6 p.m. tonight.


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