NHC marks 130mph near Marco Island, IRMA setting records, tornados hitting

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The National Hurricane Center announced at 3:13pm that a wind gust in Marco Island, Florida hit 130 mph.  If it were to maintain 130 mph, the storm would be a Category 4.  Currently, the storm is sustaining 120 mph winds at a Category 3.

According to CNN, Hurricane Irma is setting several records.

– Irma is the strongest Atlantic basic hurricane ever recorded outside the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

– Irma spent 3 days as a Category 5 hurricane, the longest Category 5 hurricane since satellite storm tracking began.

– No storm on record has maintained winds 185 mph or above for as long as Irma (total 37 hours).

– Irma prompted the largest evacuation in the history of the Bahamas, and potentially the largest in the U.S.

As of 3pm EDT, the storm remained a Category 3 with winds of 120 mph, and is moving north at 12 mph.  Wind gusts are reported at 160 mph, and storm surges have caused the streets of Miami to look like a river.  Flooding is massive in the area.

Tornados have been reported in numerous areas throughout the east coast of Florida. (see one below).

According to the Associated Press, a second crane has collapsed in Miami.  A crane collapsed earlier in the day (click here for photos).

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