LATEST: CEO of Miami Int'l Airport says airport "sustained significant water damage throughout" while enduring gusts of nearly 100 mph
As mentioned , Irma's crawl up the Gulf Coast is slow and drawn out- Irma's eye expected to hit Tampa at 2am....
Irma is still a work in progress and will continue Sunday and Monday.
Amazing embedded supercell structures in hurricane #Irma. Many waterspouts likely!
Irma is draining Tampa Bay right now. In a few hours, all that water -- and more -- will come back, quickly.
Keep in mind as you watch this , Gulf Coast side is going to take a far worse hit from Irma winds and storm surge.
156p - Estimated 10 feet storm surge from this morning at Cudjoe Key where Irma made Landfall. https://twitter.com/ChrisSuchanKCTV/status/906919231643639809 …
The maximum storm surge + waves in Naples will be ~ 2-3 hrs after eye. Combination can be devastating. #Irma
City of St. Petersburg, Florida, enacting emergency curfew beginning at 5 p.m. ET due to severe conditions from Hurricane #Irma.
Irma first Cat4 hurricane to hit Florida since Charlie in 2004 and the first time ever for back to back Cat4 landfalls in US @WFLA
10am Update on Hurricane #Irma - Eye of Hurricane #Irma beginning to move away from lower Florida Keys. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCUAT1+shtml/101358.shtml …
Miami-Dade Police: "Our officers are now sheltered for their safety [due to Hurricane #Irma]. We cannot respond to calls for service."
OFFICIAL: #Irma has made landfall on Cudjoe Key, FL. The first Category 4 hurricane in the Keys since Donna, on the same date, in 1960.
Florida governor: We will "spare no expense to save every life" during Hurricane Irma http://hill.cm/Eh6lgeQ
President Trump increases federal funding share for disaster relief for US Virgin Islands from 75% to 90 to 100% #muniland
FEMA administrator warns of "long" power outages in Florida following Hurricane Irma http://hill.cm/h3hLPko
BREAKING: Lower Florida Keys are in the eye of Hurricane Irma
Most of Miami Beach now without power...
UPDATE: More than 600,000 now without power, according to Florida power companies
Lots of outages out there, here is a message from @CityofMiamiFire: DO NOT use gasoline generators indoors, not even in the garage!
A huge crane just collapsed on top of building in down town Miami #irma
Irma's winds and huge waves starting to show up on earthquake-measuring equipment -- nearly 1000 miles away in Alabama. WOW.
About 1/2 of Miami-Dade county now without power.
8AM: Pressure continues to drop as the eye of #Irma moves into the Lower Keys.
Waterlevel drop starting at Naples and Ft. Meyer. Major surge will follow as back side of storm pushes water onshore!
Don't be fooled by the drop in water levels in southwest Florida. When the winds switch, the storm surge will come in quickly! #Irma
Isis holds 11,100 blank Syrian passports: German officials http://dlvr.it/Pm2XcV
Germany open to Iran-style North Korea talks: Merkel http://dlvr.it/Pm2XSM
German aid to migrants creating 'pull effect': minister http://dlvr.it/PlyBkB
Turkey says citizens face 'racist treatment' in Germany http://dlvr.it/PlyBk7
Blasted by Hurricane Irma, French Caribbean spared by Jose http://dlvr.it/Pm1tDC
French voters may be souring on Emmanuel Macron, but he's all they've got https://bloom.bg/2xeqrdF
"Emmanuel Macron wanted to do politics from another perspective, to give a greater place to women and civil society" #NoVoteNoVoice
France's Le Pen 'determined' to revitalise far right http://dlvr.it/PlydCH
Macron Gives In To Pressure From Trump On Defense Spending http://trib.al/8bk3nAf
Floods kill at least five as storms thrash Italy http://dlvr.it/Pm26fc
Deadly storms across #Italy overnight, five dead in Livorno after torrential storms caused flooding.
After a summer of drought in Italy the disasters caused by floods arrived. A thought for the victims... #Livorno
Very good piece explaining the ever developing situation in the Med, Libya and Italy. Recommended reading
"Ghost boats" drop Tunisian migrants onto sunny Italian tourist beaches http://af.reuters.com/article/africaTech/idAFL8N1LP3IP … #Migrants #Libya #Italy #Tunisia
Why the decrease in arrivals to Italy from Libya? 5 million EURO paid by Italy to warlords to crack down on traffickers key, FAZ details.
Stournaras backs calls for eurozone integration http://dlvr.it/Pm0LSf
Tsipras declares Greece 'turning a page' at Thessaloniki trade fair http://dlvr.it/Pm0LKm
Troika technical staff due back in Athens on Monday http://dlvr.it/Pm07j6
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Brexit Talks Round up...
EU Parliament is unlikely to vote for an early start of EU/UK trade talks on October 2 - no leal required to get that.
EU's deputy Brexit negotiator doubts talks will move on to trade next month, sources say https://bloom.bg/2xe03kc
HRC says she is finished as a candidate.....
How Angela Merkel became Trump’s foil https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/09/angela-merkel-became-trumps-foil/ …
Fox News host: If GOP won't work with Trump, he should work with Democrats http://hill.cm/3gawpr5
NEW: Five things revealed by Congress' Trump-Russia investigations http://hill.cm/pM20BYZ
Omarosa put on White House “no-fly list” to keep her away from Trump https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/09/omarosa-put-white-house-no-fly-list-keep-away-trump/ …
Bound to no party, Trump upends 150 years of two-party rule https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/09/bound-no-party-trump-upends-150-years-two-party-rule/ …
NEW: President Trump holds meeting with Cabinet members at Camp David to discuss the "potential impact" of Irma (White House Photo)
Odds & Ends....
New evidence submitted in a lawsuit against KSA shows that its embassy in Washington may have funded a 9/11 "dry run" by two Saudis.
Luisa Ortega Díaz hands over proof President Maduro embezzled $8 - $10 million from Venezuela Treasury.
Syrian Arab Army fully captured Thurdah Mountain Map: http://SyrianCivilWarMap.com
Unconfirmed and unsourced report SAA forces have taken Thurdah Mountains - awaiting further reporting , but something to keep an eye on.
As SAA recapture Deir Ezzor City , US-led coalition fighting ISIS looks to extend cooperation with Russia to avoid run-ins.
More progress made by SAA at Deir Ezzor .... Deir Ezzor - Damascus Highway announced as cleared.
Jodran apparently finally released after being held for months. Meanwhile , his immediate family and other relatives are seized in Tripoli.