Hernando County Braces for a Major Impact from Hurricane Irma
HERNANDO – The latest information on Hurricane Irma shows the storm still hugging the coastline of Cuba and moving west at about 7 mph. It is still a category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph. Irma is expected to strengthen once it enters the warm waters of the Gulf and could be upgraded to a category 4 before making landfall.
Weather experts believe Irma’s projected track may have slightly shifted to the west but it’s too soon to know how the west coast of Florida will be affected.
Hernando County is expected to experience sustained winds of up to 100 mph during the early morning hours on Monday but tropical storm force winds could start as early as tomorrow.Officials warn that there will be widespread power outages across Florida that could last several days.
Hernando County Emergency Officials have no major announcements at this time, other than the 5th Circuit Court of Florida will be closed on Tuesday September 12th.
RNRF will continue to bring urgent updates as the storm begins to make its way closer to our viewing area. We apologize in advance for any disruption or long delays in coverage that may occur, due to storm related issues.
Here is a link to our previous story that lists all current shelters and evacuation areas in Hernando County. (CLICK HERE)
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