Irma seriously damaged Cuba's already dilapidated sugar industry and flooded and flattened an extensive area of sugar cane, state-run media reported on Monday.
"Irma is moving toward the north-northwest near 18 miles per hour (30 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through Tuesday", the NHC said in its 05:00am Eastern update.
Charles Peek has been a storm chaser for years but says Irma was his first hurricane.
The storm is expected to make a turn toward the northeast later Monday, followed by a more easterly motion on Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds around now approximately 70 miles per hour, with gusts approaching hurricane strength. Initial reports out of the regions showed catastrophic damage: an estimated 25 percent of houses in the Keys were destroyed, while another 65 percent had severe damage, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday. "There's devastation. I just hope everybody survived".
We're in the middle of the most active part of what's been a busy hurricane season so far.
"We're asking folks to be patient and remain sheltered in place", said St. Augustine Fire Chief Carlos Aviles. The death toll from the storm also rose in the Caribbean, where at least 34 people are confirmed dead.
"We get into your Tuesday, it's not even windy anymore", he said.
The National Weather Service said Irma will leave behind cloudy, cool weather with occasional showers today in north and central Alabama.
Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction in Naples, Florida after the powerful storm churned up the state's west coast Sunday.
In Jacksonville, record-breaking flooding from Irma's storm surge continues to affect the city. But Irma's impact has surpassed what officials expected.
- In Venice, Florida, the water plant was shut down after it was damaged by the storm.
The storm affected communities miles inland from Jacksonville, as strong winds blew over part of a Chevron gas station in the city of Live Oak.
Quarterback Max Browne - former USC starter - got Hall the ball right behind the end zone, and Penn State was ready. The Pitt defense gave up a number of long pass plays allowing YSU to climb back in and send the game to overtime.
Still, that Ohio State front seven are outstanding, and the defense as a whole is better at creating turnovers. This season, the Buckeyes find themselves ranked number two in the country with a whole season ahead of them.
The report is based on information retrieved from satellite images, video, photos, medical records, and over 300 interviews. Twenty seven were by forces of the government of President Bashar al-Assad, including seven between 1 March to 7 July.
Earlier in the day, seven coaches of Howrah-Jabalpur Shaktipunj Express skid off the railway track near Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh. On August 25, four coaches of local train in Mumbai had also derailed due to a technical fault injuring six passengers.
Moreover, it was also found that 470 fake users and pages were connected to ads and operated in affiliation with one another. The drumbeat of news about Russia's role in the election has only helped push relations with the USA to post-Cold War lows.
The Indian government is concerned about Rohingya immigrants in the country, and has been considering to deport them. The first such MoU between the two neighbours assumes significance for the northeastern region of the country.
Given 4K content takes up a lot more space on a drive, we are surprised that Apple decided against a higher capacity model. So now it's trying an upgrade: The new box will support 4K - super-high-definition - movies and TV shows.
Rodman, who appeared on Trump's reality TV show " Celebrity Apprentice " twice, endorsed Trump for president back in 2015. However, Rodman's potential to broker peace depends a lot on what Trump thinks.
Dilshan Munaweera struck 53 and Ashan Priyanjan 40 not out in vain as the hosts finished a wretched run of clashes against India . Pandey finished off the game with a boundary that brought his maiden T20 fifty in 36 balls. "I want to play all the games".
They have conceded an average of 1.43 goals per league game in 2017, their highest rate in a calendar year since 1965. Still, AFC Bournemouth will be without a couple of players, most notably Stanislas, Francis, and Wilson.
Trump has repeatedly said all options are on the table in dealing with North Korea, including the military one. Thursday's installation of the four launchers completed the deployment of a Thaad battery.
But Alastair Cook, who floored two first-slip catches in the Windies chase in Leeds, dropped a seemingly routine chance. Westley will not want to see his dismissal again after he was trapped lbw by Holder on eight.
China to ban new gas, diesel cars
But consideration of a ban is yet more evidence of China's honest desire to transition away from fossil fuels. Almost 2.7 million new cars were registered in the U.K.in 2016, making it the world's sixth biggest market .
David Johnson Suffers Sprained Wrist
Behind Johnson, the Cardinals have the trio of Kerwynn Williams , Andre Ellington and Elihjaa Penny . Up to that point in the game there hadn't been too much to write home about Johnson's performance.
USA calls for UNSC vote on North Korea sanctions
Meanwhile, the U.N.is considering fresh sanctions to counter North Korea's increasingly frequent and powerful missile launches. North Korea on September 3 detonated a hydrogen bomb that can be carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
2 dead, damage in Mexico after Hurricane Katia strikes
Hurricane Katia , the sixth hurricane of the 2017 season, is expected to make landfall in Mexico early Saturday morning. A hurricane warning means that it's expected to hit about 12-24 hours, the NHC noted in its update.
Three Hurricanes at once: Irma, Jose and Katia
The depression is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm within the next day or so, and it will receive the name Katia . So while Houston will be spared from another storm, eastern Mexico is at risk of localised flooding and potential mudslides.
Android One: What It Is and All That You Need to Know
The chipset that ensures phones run longer and cool as a cucumber has been a runaway hit in the under Rs 20,000 price segment. The Xiaomi Mi A1 was unveiled in New Delhi , India earlier this week, boasting a lot of improvements in specs and design .