A tropical storm warning was dropped for north Alabama on Monday and replaced with a wind advisory, since the worst winds across the area are expected to stay below tropical storm force, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville.
One death in Florida, that of a man killed in a road accident during the storm, was blamed on Irma.
The outrageous crosses have been met with backlash on social media with some people slamming the coverage tactics as "crazy". It's 3:00 P.M. Eastern, and one of the first things to go is the power.
Its landfall in Cuba made history, as the first Category 5 hurricane to strike that island nation since 1924.
The storm engulfed nearly the entire Florida peninsula, wreaking havoc from the state's southernmost point up to the Georgia border, from the Atlantic coast to the Gulf side.
The Communist Party newspaper Granma reported that the Jardines del Rey airport serving the northern keys was destroyed and posted photos to Twitter showing the shattered terminal hall littered with debris.
If your neighborhood gets its power restored, but you're still without power "check all circuit breakers and fuses to help determine if they are the issue". Meanwhile, Irma, now a post-tropical cyclone, is continuing to make its way north after dumping rain across the Southeast.
"Everywhere you look there's devastation, you see the collapse", he added. The Tampa Bay area, with a population of about 3 million, has not taken a direct hit from a major hurricane since 1921. "There is flooding throughout the city and more rain is expected".
TV news video of damage in Naples, a city on the Gulf coast about 125 miles (200 km) northwest of Miami, showed buildings ripped apart by hurricane winds and streets flooded by rain and storm surges. "We encourage GPA staff and our neighbors to heed Governor Deal's warning and evacuate ahead of the storm".
Jonathan Brubaker, 51, waited out the storm bunkered in a recently constructed house in Bradenton, on the state's west coast south of Tampa, with hurricane shutters drawn, flashlights and candles ready.
"We have very serious, significant river flooding along the banks of the St. Johns River". Many said it's a storm they have never experienced before. Local media filmed downtown Miami under water, and Broward County- one of the nation's largest Jewish communities- was expecting up to six feet of flooding by its coast. "I hope everybody will pray for us". Utility crews were already on the streets there clearing downed trees and utility lines. Irma is 20 miles to the south, the winds have already picked up.
They're one of the few people running towards danger when everyone else is fleeing.
As morning broke, he couldn't open the electric shutters to see outside.
St Martin and St Barthelemy: Six out of 10 homes on St Martin, an island shared between France and the Netherlands, are now uninhabitable, French officials say. Scott told the CBS programme that Irma's storm surge could be even more deadly than its 130mph (209kmh) winds.
Miami's Mayor, Carlos Gimenez, was relieved the damage was no worse.
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